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Reliability of Circular Consecutively Connected Systems

SC IJPE 41

Jin Qin and Jun Yang1, Yanwu Guo, Le Li2, and Rui Peng2

1. School of Reliability and Systems Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China
2. Dongling School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China

Received on: March 15, 2013

 

Abstract:

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

 

Status: Published in July 2013 issue of IJPE ( Vol.9, No. 4, pp.462-464.)

 
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