Accession Number : AD0723056

Title :   An Algorithm for Maximizing Reliability Through System Redundancy.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA MANAGEMENT SCIENCES RESEARCH GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Henin,Claude

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The paper considers the problem of determining the optimal number of redundant components for various problems involving standby redundancy. After formulating and solving one constraint problems by a branch and bound procedure, the algorithm is extended to multiconstraint problems for series systems and loaded standbys. Theorems are given which allow the use of the special structure of each problem for speeding the computations. Special applications to unloaded standbys are also mentioned. Computational results and examples are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*ELECTRICAL NETWORKS, *REDUNDANT COMPONENTS), FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ALGORITHMS, THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Operations Research
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE