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Properties of an approximate hazard transform

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Authors
Esary, J.D.
Hayne, W.J.
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1973
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1973
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The calculation of the exact reliability of complex systems is a difficult and tedious task. Consequently simple approximating techniques have great practical value. The hazard transform of a system is an invertible transformation of its reliability function which is convenient and useful in both applied and theoretical reliability work. A simple calculus for finding an approximate hazard transform for systems formed by series and parallel combinations of components is extended so that it can be used for any coherent system. The extended calculus is shown to lead to conservative approximations. A first order version of the extended calculus is also discussed. This method of approximation is even more simple to use, but is not always conservative. Examples of its application indicate that it is capable of giving quite accurate results.
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Office of Naval Research
Strategic Systems Project Office
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(NR MZ-300)
(TA 82415)
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13 p.
Citation
Esary, James Daniel, and William John Hayne. Properties of an approximate hazard transform. Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1973.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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