Multistate System Reliability with Dependencies

Multistate System Reliability with Dependencies
Author: Agnieszka Blokus
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2020-03-27
ISBN 10: 0128226242
ISBN 13: 9780128226247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multistate System Reliability with Dependencies Book Review:

Multistate System Reliability with Dependencies explains how to select a model of load sharing that best describes the impact of changes in reliability states of components. This is mainly achieved via a generalization of two-state system reliability analysis, where equal load sharing and local load sharing rules are commonly used. The material covers basic concepts of traditional reliability theory, including the concept of probability, failures, series and parallel systems, k-out-of-n systems, and more. It features cutting-edge theorems on the reliability analysis of multistate systems that take into account component degradation and dependencies between subsystems and components in subsystems. Other themes addressed include renewable systems and the availability analysis of multistate systems. Combining results of the reliability analysis of multistate systems with dependent components and the results of the classical renewal theory, the availability analysis of multistate systems under the assumption of imperfect renovation is also provided. Provides a thorough introduction to, and review of, recent research developments across multistate systems and systems with component dependencies Comprehensively addresses various manifestations of the load sharing system at component and system level, including models to describe them Explains how to evaluate the reliability and risk of systems with load-sharing effects

Multi State System Reliability

Multi State System Reliability
Author: Anatoly Lisnianski,Gregory Levitin
Publsiher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2003-03-12
ISBN 10: 981310614X
ISBN 13: 9789813106147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi State System Reliability Book Review:

Most books on reliability theory are devoted to traditional binary reliability models allowing for only two possible states for a system and its components: perfect functionality and complete failure. However, many real-world systems are composed of multi-state components, which have different performance levels and several failure modes with various effects on the entire system performance (degradation). Such systems are called Multi-State Systems (MSS). The examples of MSS are power systems where the component performance is characterized by the generating capacity, computer systems where the component performance is characterized by the data processing speed, communication systems, etc. This book is the first to be devoted to Multi-State System (MSS) reliability analysis and optimization. It provides a historical overview of the field, presents basic concepts of MSS, defines MSS reliability measures, and systematically describes the tools for MSS reliability assessment and optimization. Basic methods for MSS reliability assessment, such as a Boolean methods extension, basic random process methods (both Markov and semi-Markov) and universal generating function models, are systematically studied. A universal genetic algorithm optimization technique and all details of its application are described. All the methods are illustrated by numerical examples. The book also contains many examples of application of reliability assessment and optimization methods to real engineering problems. The aim of this book is to give a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of MSS reliability theory based on modern advances in this field and provide a theoretical summary and examples of engineering applications to a variety of technical problems. From this point of view the book bridges the gap between theoretical advances and practical reliability engineering.

Safety Reliability and Risk Analysis

Safety  Reliability and Risk Analysis
Author: Sebastian Martorell,Carlos Guedes Soares,Julie Barnett
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 3510
Release: 2008-09-10
ISBN 10: 1482266482
ISBN 13: 9781482266481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety Reliability and Risk Analysis Book Review:

Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis. Theory, Methods and Applications contains the papers presented at the joint ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) and SRA-Europe (Society for Risk Analysis Europe) Conference (Valencia, Spain, 22-25 September 2008). The book covers a wide range of topics, including: Accident and Incident Investigation; Crisi

Multi state System Reliability

Multi state System Reliability
Author: Anatoly Lisnianski,Gregory Levitin
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9789812383068
ISBN 13: 9812383069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi state System Reliability Book Review:

This book is the first to be devoted to multi-state system (MSS) reliability analysis and optimization. It contains a brief historical overview, presents the basic concepts of MSS, defines MSS reliability measures and systematically describes the tools for MSS reliability assessment and optimization. It offers a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of MSS reliability theory based on the modern advantages in this field and provides a theoretical summary and examples of engineering applications to a variety of technical problems. The book is primarily addressed to practising reliability engineers and researchers with an interest in reliability and performability analysis. It can also be used as a textbook for senior undergraduate or graduate courses in several fields: industrial engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and applied mathematics.

Recent Advances in Multi state Systems Reliability

Recent Advances in Multi state Systems Reliability
Author: Anatoly Lisnianski,Ilia Frenkel,Alex Karagrigoriou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2017-08-12
ISBN 10: 3319634232
ISBN 13: 9783319634234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Multi state Systems Reliability Book Review:

This book addresses a modern topic in reliability: multi-state and continuous-state system reliability, which has been intensively developed in recent years. It offers an up-to-date overview of the latest developments in reliability theory for multi-state systems, engineering applications to a variety of technical problems, and case studies that will be of interest to reliability engineers and industrial managers. It also covers corresponding theoretical issues, as well as case studies illustrating the applications of the corresponding theoretical advances. The book is divided into two parts: Modern Mathematical Methods for Multi-state System Reliability Analysis (Part 1), and Applications and Case Studies (Part 2), which examines real-world multi-state systems. It will greatly benefit scientists and researchers working in reliability, as well as practitioners and managers with an interest in reliability and performability analysis. It can also be used as a textbook or as a supporting text for postgraduate courses in Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, and Operations Research.

Binary Decision Diagrams and Extensions for System Reliability Analysis

Binary Decision Diagrams and Extensions for System Reliability Analysis
Author: Liudong Xing,Suprasad V. Amari
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-06-05
ISBN 10: 1119178002
ISBN 13: 9781119178002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Binary Decision Diagrams and Extensions for System Reliability Analysis Book Review:

Recent advances in science and technology have made modern computing and engineering systems more powerful and sophisticated than ever. The increasing complexity and scale imply that system reliability problems not only continue to be a challenge but also require more efficient models and solutions. This is the first book systematically covering the state-of-the-art binary decision diagrams and their extended models, which can provide efficient and exact solutions to reliability analysis of large and complex systems. The book provides both basic concepts and detailed algorithms for modelling and evaluating reliability of a wide range of complex systems, such as multi-state systems, phased-mission systems, fault-tolerant systems with imperfect fault coverage, systems with common-cause failures, systems with disjoint failures, and systems with functional dependent failures. These types of systems abound in safety-critical or mission-critical applications such as aerospace, circuits, power systems, medical systems, telecommunication systems, transmission systems, traffic light systems, data storage systems, and etc. The book provides both small-scale illustrative examples and large-scale benchmark examples to demonstrate broad applications and advantages of different decision diagrams based methods for complex system reliability analysis. Other measures including component importance and failure frequency are also covered. A rich set of references is cited in the book, providing helpful resources for readers to pursue further research and study of the topics. The target audience of the book is reliability and safety engineers or researchers. The book can serve as a textbook on system reliability analysis. It can also serve as a tutorial and reference book on decision diagrams, multi-state systems, phased-mission systems, and imperfect fault coverage models.

Theory and Applications of Dependable Computer Systems

Theory and Applications of Dependable Computer Systems
Author: Wojciech Zamojski,Jacek Mazurkiewicz,Jarosław Sugier,Tomasz Walkowiak,Janusz Kacprzyk
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 713
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN 10: 3030482561
ISBN 13: 9783030482565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory and Applications of Dependable Computer Systems Book Review:

This book presents selected papers from the Fifteenth International Conference on Dependability of Computer Systems (DepCoS-RELCOMEX), which illustrate the diversity of theoretical problems in analysis of performability, reliability and security of contemporary computer systems. Covering also methodologies and practical tools involved in this field, it is a valuable reference resource for scientists, researchers, practitioners and students who are dealing with these subjects. Established in 2006, DepCoS-RELCOMEX is an annual conference series organised by Wrocław University of Science and Technology. It focuses on the dependability and performability of contemporary computer systems – topics that can provide solutions to new challenges in evaluation of their reliability and efficiency. Since they are probably the most complex technical systems ever engineered by humans, the organization of modern computer systems cannot be modelled and analysed solely as structures (however complex and distributed) built only on the basis of technical resources. Instead they should be considered as a unique blend of interacting people (their needs and behaviours), networks (together with mobile properties, iCloud organisation, Internet of Everything) and a large number of users dispersed geographically and producing an unimaginable number of applications. This new, interdisciplinary approach is developing a continually increasing range of methods which apply also the latest findings in artificial intelligence (AI) and computational intelligence (CI).

Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems

Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems
Author: Luca Podofillini,Bruno Sudret,Bozidar Stojadinovic,Enrico Zio,Wolfgang Kröger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN 10: 1315648415
ISBN 13: 9781315648415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems Book Review:

Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems contains the Proceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015, held 7-10 September 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. It includes about 570 papers accepted for presentation at the conference. These contributions focus on theories and methods in the area of risk, safety and

Stochastic Models in Reliability Network Security and System Safety

Stochastic Models in Reliability  Network Security and System Safety
Author: Quan-Lin Li,Jinting Wang,Hai-Bo Yu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN 10: 981150864X
ISBN 13: 9789811508646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stochastic Models in Reliability Network Security and System Safety Book Review:

This book is dedicated to Jinhua Cao on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Jinhua Cao is one of the most famous reliability theorists. His main contributions include: published over 100 influential scientific papers; published an interesting reliability book in Chinese in 1986, which has greatly influenced the reliability of education, academic research and engineering applications in China; initiated and organized Reliability Professional Society of China (the first part of Operations Research Society of China) since 1981. The high admiration that Professor Cao enjoys in the reliability community all over the world was witnessed by the enthusiastic response of each contributor in this book. The contributors are leading researchers with diverse research perspectives. The research areas of the book iclude a broad range of topics related to reliability models, queueing theory, manufacturing systems, supply chain finance, risk management, Markov decision processes, blockchain and so forth. The book consists of a brief Preface describing the main achievements of Professor Cao; followed by congratulations from Professors Way Kuo and Wei Wayne Li, and by Operations Research Society of China, and Reliability Professional Society of China; and further followed by 25 articles roughly grouped together. Most of the articles are written in a style understandable to a wide audience. This book is useful to anyone interested in recent developments in reliability, network security, system safety, and their stochastic modeling and analysis.

Nutritional Care of the Patient with Gastrointestinal Disease

Nutritional Care of the Patient with Gastrointestinal Disease
Author: Alan L Buchman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2015-08-06
ISBN 10: 1138001236
ISBN 13: 9781138001237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutritional Care of the Patient with Gastrointestinal Disease Book Review:

This evidence-based book serves as a clinical manual as well as a reference guide for the diagnosis and management of common nutritional issues in relation to gastrointestinal disease. Chapters cover nutrition assessment; macro- and micronutrient absorption; malabsorption; food allergies; prebiotics and dietary fiber; probiotics and intestinal microflora; nutrition and GI cancer; nutritional management of reflux; nutrition in IBS and IBD; nutrition in acute and chronic pancreatitis; enteral nutrition; parenteral nutrition; medical and endoscopic therapy of obesity; surgical therapy of obesity; pharmacologic nutrition, and nutritional counseling.

Multistate Systems Reliability Theory with Applications

Multistate Systems Reliability Theory with Applications
Author: Bent Natvig
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-12-07
ISBN 10: 0470977132
ISBN 13: 9780470977132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multistate Systems Reliability Theory with Applications Book Review:

Most books in reliability theory are dealing with a description of component and system states as binary: functioning or failed. However, many systems are composed of multi-state components with different performance levels and several failure modes. There is a great need in a series of applications to have a more refined description of these states, for instance, the amount of power generated by an electrical power generation system or the amount of gas that can be delivered through an offshore gas pipeline network. This book provides a descriptive account of various types of multistate system, bound-for multistate systems, probabilistic modeling of monitoring and maintenance of multistate systems with components along with examples of applications. Key Features: Looks at modern multistate reliability theory with applications covering a refined description of components and system states. Presents new research, such as Bayesian assessment of system availabilities and measures of component importance. Complements the methodological description with two substantial case studies. Reliability engineers and students involved in the field of reliability, applied mathematics and probability theory will benefit from this book.

Management and Control of Production and Logistics 2004 MCPL 2004

Management and Control of Production and Logistics 2004  MCPL 2004
Author: Gaston Lefranc
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780080444840
ISBN 13: 0080444849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management

Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management
Author: Cornelia Spitzer,Ulrich Schmocker,Vinh N. Dang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 3728
Release: 2014-01-04
ISBN 10: 0857294105
ISBN 13: 9780857294104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Book Review:

A collection of papers presented at the PSAM 7 – ESREL ’04 conference in June 2004, reflecting a wide variety of disciplines, such as principles and theory of reliability and risk analysis, systems modelling and simulation, consequence assessment, human and organisational factors, structural reliability methods, software reliability and safety, insights and lessons from risk studies and management/decision making. This volume covers both well-established practices and open issues in these fields, identifying areas where maturity has been reached and those where more development is needed.

Bayesian Networks for Reliability Engineering

Bayesian Networks for Reliability Engineering
Author: Baoping Cai,Yonghong Liu,Zengkai Liu,Yuanjiang Chang,Lei Jiang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN 10: 9811365164
ISBN 13: 9789811365164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bayesian Networks for Reliability Engineering Book Review:

This book presents a bibliographical review of the use of Bayesian networks in reliability over the last decade. Bayesian network (BN) is considered to be one of the most powerful models in probabilistic knowledge representation and inference, and it is increasingly used in the field of reliability. After focusing on the engineering systems, the book subsequently discusses twelve important issues in the BN-based reliability methodologies, such as BN structure modeling, BN parameter modeling, BN inference, validation, and verification. As such, it is a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in the field of reliability engineering.

Green IT Engineering Concepts Models Complex Systems Architectures

Green IT Engineering  Concepts  Models  Complex Systems Architectures
Author: Vyacheslav Kharchenko,Yuriy Kondratenko,Janusz Kacprzyk
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2016-09-21
ISBN 10: 3319441620
ISBN 13: 9783319441627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green IT Engineering Concepts Models Complex Systems Architectures Book Review:

This volume provides a comprehensive state of the art overview of a series of advanced trends and concepts that have recently been proposed in the area of green information technologies engineering as well as of design and development methodologies for models and complex systems architectures and their intelligent components. The contributions included in the volume have their roots in the authors’ presentations, and vivid discussions that have followed the presentations, at a series of workshop and seminars held within the international TEMPUS-project GreenCo project in United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Sweden and the Ukraine, during 2013-2015 and at the 1st - 5th Workshops on Green and Safe Computing (GreenSCom) held in Russia, Slovakia and the Ukraine. The book presents a systematic exposition of research on principles, models, components and complex systems and a description of industry- and society-oriented aspects of the green IT engineering. A chapter-oriented structure has been adopted for this book following a “vertical view” of the green IT, from hardware (CPU and FPGA) and software components to complex industrial systems. The 15 chapters of the book are grouped into five sections: (1) Methodology and Principles of Green IT Engineering for Complex Systems, (2) Green Components and Programmable Systems, (3) Green Internet Computing, Cloud and Communication Systems, (4) Modeling and Assessment of Green Computer Systems and Infrastructures, and (5) Green PLC-Based Systems for Industry Applications. The chapters provide an easy to follow, comprehensive introduction to the topics that are addressed, including the most relevant references, so that anyone interested in them can start the study by being able to easily find an introduction to the topic through these references. At the same time, all of them correspond to different aspects of the work in progress being carried out by various research groups throughout the world and, therefore, provide information on the state of the art of some of these topics, challenges and perspectives.

Safety and Reliability Methodology and Applications

Safety and Reliability  Methodology and Applications
Author: Tomasz Nowakowski,Marek Mlynczak,Anna Jodejko-Pietruczuk,Sylwia Werbinska-Wojciechowska
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN 10: 1315736977
ISBN 13: 9781315736976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety and Reliability Methodology and Applications Book Review:

Within the last fifty years the performance requirements for technical objects and systems were supplemented with: customer expectations (quality), abilities to prevent the loss of the object properties in operation time (reliability and maintainability), protection against the effects of undesirable events (safety and security) and the ability to

Belief Functions Theory and Applications

Belief Functions  Theory and Applications
Author: Thierry Denoeux,Marie-Hélène Masson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2012-04-26
ISBN 10: 3642294618
ISBN 13: 9783642294617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Belief Functions Theory and Applications Book Review:

The theory of belief functions, also known as evidence theory or Dempster-Shafer theory, was first introduced by Arthur P. Dempster in the context of statistical inference, and was later developed by Glenn Shafer as a general framework for modeling epistemic uncertainty. These early contributions have been the starting points of many important developments, including the Transferable Belief Model and the Theory of Hints. The theory of belief functions is now well established as a general framework for reasoning with uncertainty, and has well understood connections to other frameworks such as probability, possibility and imprecise probability theories. This volume contains the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Belief Functions that was held in Compiègne, France on 9-11 May 2012. It gathers 51 contributions describing recent developments both on theoretical issues (including approximation methods, combination rules, continuous belief functions, graphical models and independence concepts) and applications in various areas including classification, image processing, statistics and intelligent vehicles.

Information and Communication Technologies in Education Research and Industrial Applications

Information and Communication Technologies in Education  Research  and Industrial Applications
Author: Vitaliy Yakovyna,Heinrich C. Mayr,Mykola Nikitchenko,Grygoriy Zholtkevych,Aleksander Spivakovsky,Sotiris Batsakis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2016-02-26
ISBN 10: 3319302469
ISBN 13: 9783319302461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information and Communication Technologies in Education Research and Industrial Applications Book Review:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education, Research, and Industrial Applications, ICTERI 2015, held in Lviv, Ukraine, in May 2015. The 9 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 119 submissions. The papers are grouped into two parts: ICT in education and industrial applications, and formal frameworks.

The Universal Generating Function in Reliability Analysis and Optimization

The Universal Generating Function in Reliability Analysis and Optimization
Author: Gregory Levitin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2005-08-19
ISBN 10: 9781852339272
ISBN 13: 1852339276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Universal Generating Function in Reliability Analysis and Optimization Book Review:

Many real systems are composed of multi-state components with different performance levels and several failure modes. These affect the whole system's performance. Most books on reliability theory cover binary models that allow a system only to function perfectly or fail completely. "The Universal Generating Function in Reliability Analysis and Optimization" is the first book that gives a comprehensive description of the universal generating function technique and its applications in binary and multi-state system reliability analysis. Features: - an introduction to basic tools of multi-state system reliability and optimization; - applications of the universal generating function in widely used multi-state systems; - examples of the adaptation of the universal generating function to different systems in mechanical, industrial and software engineering. This monograph will be of value to anyone interested in system reliability, performance analysis and optimization in industrial, electrical and nuclear engineering.

Safety Reliability and Risk Analysis

Safety  Reliability and Risk Analysis
Author: R.D.J.M. Steenbergen,P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder,S. Miraglia,A.C.W.M. Vrouwenvelder
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 758
Release: 2013-09-18
ISBN 10: 1315815591
ISBN 13: 9781315815596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety Reliability and Risk Analysis Book Review:

During the last decade there have been increasing societal concerns over sustainable developments focusing on the conservation of the environment, the welfare and safety of the individual and at the same time the optimal allocation of available natural and financial resources. As a consequence the methods of risk and reliability analysis are becomi