Recent Advances in System Reliability

Signatures, Multi-state Systems and Statistical Inference

  • Anatoly Lisnianski
  • Ilia Frenkel

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Fabio Spizzichino, Jorge Navarro
    Pages 33-48
  3. Ilya Gertsbakh, Yoseph Shpungin
    Pages 49-61
  4. Rui Peng, Gregory Levitin, Min Xie, Szu Hui Ng
    Pages 135-144
  5. Yi Ding, Lalit Goel, Peng Wang, Yuanzhang Sun, Poh Chiang Loh, Qiuwei Wu
    Pages 145-154
  6. Kishor S. Trivedi, Dong Seong Kim, Xiaoyan Yin
    Pages 165-180
  7. Mikhail Nikulin, Noureddine Saaidia, Ramzan Tahir
    Pages 181-193
  8. Alex Karagrigoriou
    Pages 253-267
  9. Jacobo de Uña-Álvarez
    Pages 269-281
  10. Vladimir Rykov, Dmitry Efrosinin
    Pages 307-319

About this book


Recent Advances in System Reliability discusses developments in modern reliability theory such as signatures, multi-state systems and statistical inference. It describes the latest achievements in these fields, and covers the application of these achievements to reliability engineering practice.

The chapters cover a wide range of new theoretical subjects and have been written by leading experts in reliability theory and its applications.  The topics include:

  • concepts and different definitions of signatures (D-spectra),  their  properties and applications  to  reliability of coherent systems and network-type structures;
  • Lz-transform of Markov stochastic process and its application to multi-state system reliability analysis;
  • methods for cost-reliability and cost-availability analysis of multi-state systems;
  • optimal replacement and protection strategy; and
  • statistical inference.

Recent Advances in System Reliability presents many examples to illustrate the theoretical results. Real world multi-state systems, such as power generation and transmission, refrigeration, and production systems, are considered in the form of case studies, making the book a useful resource for researchers and postgraduate students.


Coherent System Coherent System Markov Reward Process Markov Reward Process Multi-state System Reliability Multi-state System Reliability Random Process Random Process Statistical Inference Statistical Inference Stochastic Process Stochastic Process

Editors and affiliations

  • Anatoly Lisnianski
    • 1
  • Ilia Frenkel
    • 2
  1. 1.Planning, Development and Technology Div, The System Reliability DepartmentThe Israel Electric Corporation Ltd.HaifaIsrael
  2. 2., Industrial Engineering and Management DeShamoon College of EngineeringBeer ShevaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2206-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2207-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
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