Accession Number : ADA187633

Title :   Optimal Arrangement of Components Via Pairwise Rearrangements.

Descriptive Note : Journal article,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS

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

PDF Url : ADA187633

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The authors introduce the notion of comparison of the criticality of two nodes in a coherent system, and develop a monotonicity property of the reliability function under component pairwise rearrangement. They use this property to find the optimal component arrangement. Worked examples illustrate the methods proposed. Keywords: Optimization; Permutations; Nodes.

Descriptors :   *OPTIMIZATION, *PERMUTATIONS, COHERENCE, RELIABILITY, NODES, COMPARISON, CRITICALITY(GENERAL), STATISTICAL PROCESSES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE