The current paper is concluding in the series of studies devoted to generalising reliability models of non-repairable systems to imprecise previsions. It describes a generic algorithm to find an interval-valued reliability assessment of a system given imprecise reliability information concerning the components. As the tool for obtaining reliability characteristics of interest is a proper posed optimisation problem, the algorithm suggests solving it in a practically affordable way by breaking down the general problem into problems that are much easier to solve. This is made at the cost of finding only approximate solutions and a lesser precision in the previsions of interest. It is also shown that for some particular cases the genuine, exact, solutions can be found through the algorithm developed. The second part of the paper gives an overview of formulas for interval-valued reliability calculations of non-repairable systems inferred by the authors and scattered in different sources. A few examples demonstrate the use of the formulas and the algorithm developed.
Reliable Computing – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 1, 2005
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera