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Probabilistic analysis of fault trees using pivotal decomposition.

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Authors
McCullers, William T. III
Subjects
fault tree
pivotal decomposition
system failure probability
reliability
binary systems
Advisors
Wood, R. Kevin
Date of Issue
1985-06
Date
June 1985
Publisher
Language
en_US
Abstract
An algorithm is presented for computing the exact failure probability for binary systems represented as fault trees. This algorithm does not rely on cut sets. Instead, it applies recursive pivotal decomposition together with probabilistic structural reductions and modularization directly to the fault tree. A further capability of the algorithm is the sequential printing of equations to form a function for a specific fault tree which computes system failure probability given the basic event probabilities.
Type
Thesis
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Department
Operations Research (OR)
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
68 p.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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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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