Accession Number : ADA181406

Title :   Monte Carlo Reliability Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical rept. 1 Sep 85-31 Aug 86,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,E E ; Tu,Zhuguo

PDF Url : ADA181406

Report Date : 01 Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The work carried out during the 1985/86 contract year is summarized: Markov Monte Carlo methods are generalized to include inhomogeneous Markov processes. Two new sampling techniques allow the treatment of reliability problems which include time-dependent failure rates and preventive maintenance. Incorporation of periodic testing and repair allows classes of revealed and unrevealed failures to be combined in problems with wear, periodic maintenance and component dependencies.

Descriptors :   *MONTE CARLO METHOD, RELIABILITY, TEST METHODS, REPAIR, MAINTENANCE, PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, FAILURE, RATES, TIME DEPENDENCE, SAMPLING, MARKOV PROCESSES, COMPUTATIONS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE