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