Accession Number : AD0768186

Title :   A Comparative Study in the Reliability Allocation Process.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Cox,Tony Dale

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 167

Abstract : The purpose of the report was to investigate the differences in system reliability and system cost in the reliability allocation process between an independent assumption among operating components of an active-parallel-exponential system and a dependent assumption among the same operating components. Reliability expressions for two and three element active-parallel-exponential, dependent, and independent systems were calculated. Using a steepest ascent computer algorithm a computer program was developed which maximized the system reliability subject to a cost constraint. Examples were also presented in this research report to help point out major differences in system reliability and system cost that can occur. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELIABILITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), REDUNDANT COMPONENTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE