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Reliabilities of Consecutive-K Systems : Network Theory and Applications - Chung In-Hang

Reliabilities of Consecutive-K Systems

Network Theory and Applications

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Since its start in 1980 the study of the consecutive-k system has resulted in the accumulation of hundreds of research papers. Its popularity is due to its close ties with many mathematical topics such that the system has become a prototype of how mathematical analysis can help in the study of system reliability. This is the first book to put together all the material on the subject. However, it is not just a collection of results. The authors have built a framework to fit the results into and then sort them and compare them, so that the reader has a good idea what is currently the best methodology. The authors also cover important extensions such as window systems, network systems, graph systems, and 2-dimensional systems. The consecutive-k system is known for its wide applicability and the authors have included a chapter on applications. Audience: All systems engineering researchers, not just those specializing in the consecutive-k system. The book could also be used for a graduate course to demonstrate how mathematics is actually applied to systems engineering.

List of Figures
Preface
Introductionp. 1
Computation of Reliabilityp. 7
Design of Optimal Consecutive Systemsp. 29
The Lifetime Distributionp. 61
Asymptotic Analysisp. 77
Window Systemsp. 93
The Network Modelp. 111
Consecutive-2 Graphsp. 127
Some Related Systemsp. 149
Applicationsp. 165
Referencesp. 185
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9780792366614
ISBN-10: 0792366611
Series: Network Theory and Applications
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52