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By N. Balakrishnan, C. R. Rao

Hardbound. the realm of Reliability has develop into a crucial and energetic quarter of analysis. this is often basically glaring from the big physique of literature that has been constructed within the kind of books, volumes and learn papers given that 1988 whilst the former instruction manual of information in this sector used to be ready by way of P.R. Krishnaiah and C.R. Rao. that is why we felt that this can be certainly definitely the right time to commit one other quantity within the guide of records sequence to focus on a few fresh advances within the quarter of Reliability. With this function in brain, we solicited articles from top specialists operating within the quarter of Reliability from either academia and undefined. This, in our opinion, has ended in a quantity with a pleasant mixture of articles (33 in overall) facing theoretical, methodological and utilized concerns in Reliability. For the benefit of readers, we now have divided this quantity into thirteen components as follows: Reli

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I 200 250 Time ! 300 i. . . . . 350 400 450 Reliability for the semi-Markov system ~ ! ~ ~ ! 500 Competin q Risk Embedded Markov Chain Method .... 9 I I .................... 6 50 100 150 200 250 Time 300 350 400 Fig. 5. Graphical comparison of the simulation methods. 450 500 40 N. Balakrishnan, N. Limnios and C. Papadopoulos corresponding holding times to the states visited using the distribution functions F/j(t). This algorithm is similar to the algorithm used for the simulation of C T M C and is given below.

Ku 0 . 4 ......................................................................... 1 1000 2000 Fig. 3. I I I i I i I 3000 4000 5000 Iterations 6000 7000 8000 9000 Simulation results for the 3-out-of-5 system. 10000 38 N. Balakrishnan, N. Limnios and C. 1 ( K o r o l y u k and Turbin, 1982). For all i c E, there exists a family o f independent random variables {~ik, k E E}, taking values in ~ + with the distribution functions Aik(t) =- { 1- [ , Qikld~tl /f« > 0, exp - fö I-H~(ù)J 0 (49) otherwise .

Thus, in both cases the general problem of estimation boils down to the estimation of the ratio of two expected values ]lp[a] - ]lp[H] ' where G and H for the case of steady-state unavailability and M T T F estimation are given above. In the case of M T T F estimation, our main difficulty is the estimation of the denominator that corresponds to a rare event, while for the numerator we can simply use direct simulation. In the case of unavailability estimation, importance sampling can be used to estimate the numerator while direct simulation may be suitable for the denominator.

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