Int J Performability Eng ›› 2013, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (4): 462-464.doi: 10.23940/ijpe.13.4.p462.mag
• Short Communications •
JIN QIN1, JUN YANG1, YANWU GUO2, LE LI2, and RUI PENG2
This article considers a Circular Consecutively Connected System (CCCS) consisting of N ordered nodes connected in a circle, which fails if any two nodes are disconnected. Previous studies on the reliability of CCCS have mainly assumed that the connection between any pair of nodes is unidirectional. In this article, a Universal Generating Function (UGF) method is proposed to evaluate the reliability of CCCS where the connection between any pair of nodes is bidirectional. An example is presented to illustrate the application of the method.
JIN QIN, JUN YANG, YANWU GUO, LE LI, and RUI PENG. Reliability of Circular Consecutively Connected Systems [J]. Int J Performability Eng, 2013, 9(4): 462-464.
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