Reliability Evaluation, A Comparative Study of Different Techniques

Microelectronics Reliability (Impact Factor: 1.43). 02/1975; 14(1):49-56. DOI: 10.1016/0026-2714(75)90461-8


Reliability evaluation of complex systems is of interest to engineers of all disciplines. The techniques for reliability evaluation depend upon the logic diagram of the system. System reliability evaluation is straight forward in case of series-parallel systems; while this is not so in general nonseries parallel systems. In this paper, many different techniques for reliability evaluation of general systems have been presented. Merits and demerits of every method are discussed. An example is solved by all the methods to have a comparison of computational labour involved and the size of final derived reliability expression.

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