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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.