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Parametric Uncertainty Analysis of Complex System Reliability

SC IJPE 14

Peng Wang1 and Tongdan Jin2

1 Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems, 4400 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
2 Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX 7804, USA

Received on: August 1, 2008

 

Abstract:

This paper studies the uncertainties of component reliability parameters and their impact on the system lifetime distribution. The Monte Carlo simulation was applied to investigate the correlation between the system complexity and its Weibull shape parameter when component reliability parameters are distributed uniformly or normally. Results show the system lifetime follows exponential distribution if component numbers become large.

 

Status: Published in Vol. 5, No. 2, January 2009, pp.197-199

 

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