ASYMPTOTIC METHOD OF EVALUATING RELIABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY OF HIGHLY RELIABLE NETWORKS AND ITS APPLICATION

An asymptotic exponential failure law for an arbitrary redundant repairable system was generally established in a previous paper by the author, involving the decrease of unit unavailabilities to 0, without assuming exponential life/repair distributions of the units. In the present paper, a new approach is pursued under the same stochastic model, and an exponential approximation formula for the system reliability is obtained as a first approximate solution to a certain functional equation. Its error bound is evaluated from a second approximate solution to the functional equation. Asymptotic formulae for maintainability and availability of the system are also developed. The usefulness of the method is exemplified by a few examples.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    JAPANESE NATIONAL RAILWAYS

    TOKYO,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Shun-ichi, A
  • Publication Date: 1983-6

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM