Multi-state System Reliability Analysis and Optimization for Engineers and Industrial Managers

  • Anatoly Lisnianski
  • Ilia Frenkel
  • Yi Ding

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Introduction

Multi-state System Reliability Analysis and Optimization for Engineers and Industrial Managers presents a comprehensive, up-to-date description of multi-state system (MSS) reliability as a natural extension of classical binary-state reliability. It presents all essential theoretical achievements in the field, but is also practically oriented.

New theoretical issues are described, including:

  • combined Markov and semi-Markov processes methods, and universal generating function techniques;
  • statistical data processing for MSSs;
  • reliability analysis of aging MSSs;
  • methods for cost-reliability and cost-availability analysis of MSSs; and
  • main definitions and concepts of fuzzy MSS.

Multi-state System Reliability Analysis and Optimization for Engineers and Industrial Managers also discusses life cycle cost analysis and practical optimal decision making for real world MSSs. Numerous examples are included in each section in order to illustrate mathematical tools. Besides these examples, real world MSSs (such as power generating and transmission systems, air-conditioning systems, production systems, etc.) are considered as case studies.

Multi-state System Reliability Analysis and Optimization for Engineers and Industrial Managers also describes basic concepts of MSS, MSS reliability measures and tools for MSS reliability assessment and optimization. It is a self-contained study resource and does not require prior knowledge from its readers, making the book attractive for researchers as well as for practical engineers and industrial managers.

Keywords

Analysis Genetic Algorithm Optimization Life Cycle Cost Analysis and Optimization Markov Markov process Multi-state System Reliability Stochastic Processes Universal Generating Function fuzzy optimization stochastic process

Authors and affiliations

  • Anatoly Lisnianski
    • 1
  • Ilia Frenkel
    • 2
  • Yi Ding
    • 3
  1. 1.Planning, Development and Technology Division, The System Reliability DepartmentThe Israel Electric Corporation LtdHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Industrial Engineering and Management Department, Center for Reliability and Risk ManagementShamoon College of EngineeringBeer ShevaIsrael
  3. 3.School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Division of Power EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84996-320-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-319-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-320-6
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