Algorithm for estimating reliability confidence bounds of multi-state systems

  title={Algorithm for estimating reliability confidence bounds of multi-state systems},
  author={Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez and Gregory Levitin},
  journal={Rel. Eng. & Sys. Safety},
The paper suggests an effective approach for the estimation of reliability confidence bounds based on component reliability and uncertainty data for multi-state systems with binary-capacitated components. The approach presented is based on the implementation of the universal generating function technique. When compared with a pure Monte Carlo simulation approach, the universal generating function (UGF)-based approach is proven to be more effective due to a more precise reliability estimation… CONTINUE READING


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