Accession Number : ADA137727

Title :   Component Relevancy in Multistate Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : El-Neweihi,E ; Proschan,F

PDF Url : ADA137727

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The authors define a hierarchy of six successively weaker conditions for component relevancy in a multistate structure of M+1 performance levels. They show that the six conditions are distinct except for M=1,2. Presented are basic structural properties corresponding to the six conditions: (a) the definition and properties of the dual structure, (b) redundancy at a lower level is preferable to redundancy at a higher level, and (c) the definition and properties of the structural importance of components. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mathematical models, *Systems analysis, Structural response, Reliability, Redundancy, Coherence, Vector analysis

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE