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Reliability Models for Almost-Series and Almost-Parallel Systems

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.] Model forms for assessing system reliability are investigated. These models accommodate possible discrepancies between reliability estimates based on different levels of data in order to realistically represent the uncertainty of estimates. Several examples illustrate the methodology.

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  • Topics: Reliability
  • Keywords: Bayesian methods, Markov chains, Monte Carlo methods, Binomial distribution, Systems analysis
  • Author: Graves, Todd L.; Anderson-Cook, Christine M.; Hamada, Michael S.
  • Journal: Technometrics