Accession Number : AD0739477
Title : Reliability Analysis of a Parallel-Standby System.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Brier,James H.
Report Date : 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 137
Abstract : The paper maximizes the mean time between failures subject to a cost constraint for a system consisting of N-1 subsystems in standby, each subsystem containing M identical components with constant failure rates in parallel. The mathematical feasibility of determining the reliability for particular values of N and M is investigated. Finally the paper demonstrates that the values of N and M which maximize the MTBF of the system do not necessarily maximize the reliability of that system for all time. (Author)
Descriptors : (*REDUNDANT COMPONENTS, *RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), (*SWITCHING CIRCUITS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), COSTS, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, INEQUALITIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, TABLES(DATA), THESES
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE