Lucio Compagno

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In recent years, a new generation of modeling tools for the risk assessment have been developed. The concept of ¿dynamic¿ was exported also in the field of reliability and techniques like dynamic fault tree, dynamic reliability block diagrams, boolean logic driven Markov processes, etc., have become of use. But, despite the promises of researchers and the(More)
Dynamic Fault Tree (DFT) is a well-known stochastic technique for conducting reliability studies of complex systems. At the state of the art, existing tools (both academic and commercial) do not fully support DFT with repairable components and repeated events, lowering the penetration of this powerful technique in real industrial applications (e.g.,(More)
In recent years, a new generation of dynamic modeling tools for reliability evaluation of complex systems has been developed. At first, state-space methodologies were successfully used to model systems characterized by interdependencies that cannot be handled by traditional combinatorial techniques. Afterwards, more descriptive methodologies (like DFT,(More)
For continuously measuring the circumference of the aorta in conscious rats for up to 20 days, a new electrolytic strain gauge of high sensitivity and stability was constructed of silicone tubing filled with copper nitrate. The mean systolic and diastolic circumferences measured in 11 nonanesthetized undisturbed rats were 6.557 +/- 0.128 mm and 6.533 +/-(More)