Accession Number : ADA189972

Title :   Monte Carlo Reliability Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 86-31 Aug 87,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL

Personal Author(s) : Lewis, E E

PDF Url : ADA189972

Report Date : 01 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The work carried out is summarized: The Monte Carlo simulation methods are generalized to treat nonMarkovian systems and applied to problems with time and batch replacement maintenance policies. Trimodular redundant systems with reconfigurable spares are also simulated. A new graphical technique is developed for the presentation of Monte Carlo results. Finally, an investigation of the reliability behavior of brittle solids is initiated.

Descriptors :   *BRITTLENESS, *MONTE CARLO METHOD, *FAILURE(MECHANICS), BATCH PROCESSING, GRAPHICS, MAINTENANCE, POLICIES, REDUNDANCY, RELIABILITY, REPLACEMENT, SIMULATION, SOLIDS

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE