Accession Number : AD0768594

Title :   Reliability Growth.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Proschan,Frank

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : In the paper, the author discusses, interprets, and illustrates the Birnbaum measure of the importance of each component in a coherent system. It is shown how this measure of component importance can be used to determine system reliability growth from component reliability growth. Finally, an algorithm is illustrated to calculate the optimum amount of effort to expend on improving individual component reliabilities so as to achieve a desired system reliability growth at minimum total cost for reliability growth. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*RELIABILITY, *MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS), STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, RANDOM VARIABLES, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE