Accession Number : ADA115280

Title :   The Reliability of k Out of n Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Boland,Philip J ; Proschan,Frank

PDF Url : ADA115280

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A system with n independent components which function if and only if at least k of the components function is a k out of n system. Parallel systems are 1 out of n systems and series systems are n our of n systems. If p = (P sub 1, ..., P sub n) is the vector of component reliabilities for the n components, then h sub k (p) is the reliability function of the system.

Descriptors :   *Functions(Mathematics), *Vector analysis, Probability distribution functions, Reliability, Series(Mathematics)

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE