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Dynamic System Reliability

By : Liudong Xing, Gregory Levitin, Chaonan Wang
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Dynamic System Reliability

By: Liudong Xing, Gregory Levitin, Chaonan Wang

Overview of this book

This book focuses on hot issues of dynamic system reliability, systematically introducing the reliability modeling and analysis methods for systems with imperfect fault coverage, systems with function dependence, systems subject to deterministic or probabilistic common-cause failures, systems subject to deterministic or probabilistic competing failures, and dynamic standby sparing systems. It presents recent developments of such extensions involving reliability modeling theory, reliability evaluation methods, and features numerous case studies based on real-world examples. The presented dynamic reliability theory can enable a more accurate representation of actual complex system behavior, thus more effectively guiding the reliable design of real-world critical systems. The book begins by describing the evolution from the traditional static reliability theory to the dynamic system reliability theory and provides a detailed investigation of dynamic and dependent behaviors in subsequent chapters. Although written for those with a background in basic probability theory and stochastic processes, the book includes a chapter reviewing the fundamentals that readers need to know in order to understand the contents of other chapters that cover advanced topics in reliability theory and case studies.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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1 Introduction
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2.6 Reliability Software

Various reliability analysis software tools have been developed. For example, Galileo, originally developed at the University of Virginia, is a reliability analysis tool based on the DFT analysis methodology [61]. This software tool implements the modular approach (described in Section 2.5 ), where diverse time‐to‐failure distributions (e.g. exponential, Weibull, lognormal) and fixed failure probabilities are supported in the BDD‐based solution to static sub‐FTs. Galileo supports reliability analysis of PMSs.

Another FT‐based reliability analysis software package is Isograph's FaultTree+ [62]. This software includes three modules, respectively, supporting FT analysis, event tree analysis, and Markov analysis. FaultTree+ has recently been incorporated into Reliability Workbench, the Isograph's flagship suite of reliability software.

ReliaSoft BlockSim [63] is a comprehensive software developed for reliability, availability...