Accession Number : AD0699368

Title :   RELIABILITY MODELS FOR COMPONENTS WITH CORRELATED FAILURES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Patterson,Richard L.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The paper reviews some previous explorations of the question of statistical dependence of operating components and the effects on system reliability and presents some results not previously worked out. In particular there is shown to exist a connection among three models that do not require the assumption of statistical independence of components. Under certain conditions these models can generate the same reliability prediction even though they appear to be derived under different assumptions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELIABILITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PROBABILITY, THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE