René C. Valenzuela

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With the increasingly stringent contractual requirements placed on system availability in urban and intercity passenger rail systems, and the emergence of public-private partnerships with maintenance contracts over periods of 25 years or more, rail system suppliers such as ALSTOM Transport now adopt an integrated logistic support (ILS) vision, where the(More)
To accurately estimate the reliability of highly reliable rail systems and comply with contractual obligations, rail system suppliers such as ALSTOM require efficient reliability estimation techniques. Standard Monte-Carlo methods in their crude form are inefficient in estimating static network reliability of highly reliable systems. Importance Sampling(More)
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