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