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A new approach to solve dynamic fault trees
The traditional static fault trees with AND, OR and voting gates cannot capture the dynamic behavior of system failure mechanisms such as sequence-dependent events, spares and dynamic redundancy management and priorities of failure events. Expand
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Optimal design of k-out-of-n:G subsystems subjected to imperfect fault-coverage
This paper presents optimal cost-effective design policies for k-out-of-n:G subsystems subjected to imperfect fault-coverage. Expand
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A new method for reliability analysis of standby systems
  • S. Amari, G. Dill
  • Computer Science
  • Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium
  • 12 May 2009
Using the concepts of counting processes, we propose a simple, accurate, and computationally efficient method to find the reliability of standby systems. Expand
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A Fast and Robust Reliability Evaluation Algorithm for Generalized Multi-State $k$ -out-of-$n$ Systems
In this paper, we propose an efficient method, and a detailed algorithm to compute the exact reliability of multi-state <i>k</i> -out-of-<i>n</i>. Expand
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Spatio-temporal coherence in ray tracing
A golf ball testing and demonstrating apparatus in which a projectile having a ball striking forward face thereon is propelled through the barrel by pressurized gas released from a chamber at theExpand
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Redundancy optimization problem with warm-standby redundancy
  • S. Amari, G. Dill
  • Engineering
  • Proceedings - Annual Reliability and…
  • 15 April 2010
This paper describes and demonstrates a solution methodology that determines optimal design configurations that maximize the reliability of a wide range of non-repairable systems subjected to available resources and design constraints. Expand
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O(kn) Algorithms for Analyzing Repairable and Non-repairable k-out-of-n:G Systems
In this chapter, utilizing the concepts of failure frequency, we present efficient algorithms to compute various reliability and availability indices of k-out-of-n:G systems. Expand
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Implementing inherently safer design in an existing plant
Although the best time for implementation of inherently safer design alternatives is during early process development and plant design, there are often opportunities to modify an existing plant toExpand
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Probability of failure per flight computations for aircraft systems
This paper proposes a computationally efficient method for evaluating the average probability of failure per flight for aircraft systems considering generic system configurations, maintenance check intervals, backup units and latent failures, monitoring systems, and flight duration. Expand
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SSME Testing Technology at the John C. Stennis Space Center
An effective capability for testing the Space Shuttle Main Engine is described. The test complex utilizes a number of sophisticated test stands, test support facilities, and control centers toExpand