Reliabilities of Consecutive-k Systems

  • Gerard J. Chang
  • Lirong Cui
  • Frank K. Hwang

Part of the Network Theory and Applications book series (NETA, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Gerard J. Chang, Lirong Cui, Frank K. Hwang
    Pages 1-6
  3. Gerard J. Chang, Lirong Cui, Frank K. Hwang
    Pages 7-27
  4. Gerard J. Chang, Lirong Cui, Frank K. Hwang
    Pages 29-59
  5. Gerard J. Chang, Lirong Cui, Frank K. Hwang
    Pages 61-76
  6. Gerard J. Chang, Lirong Cui, Frank K. Hwang
    Pages 77-92
  7. Gerard J. Chang, Lirong Cui, Frank K. Hwang
    Pages 93-110
  8. Gerard J. Chang, Lirong Cui, Frank K. Hwang
    Pages 111-126
  9. Gerard J. Chang, Lirong Cui, Frank K. Hwang
    Pages 127-147
  10. Gerard J. Chang, Lirong Cui, Frank K. Hwang
    Pages 149-163
  11. Gerard J. Chang, Lirong Cui, Frank K. Hwang
    Pages 165-184
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 185-209

About this book

Introduction

The consecutive-k system was first studied around 1980, and it soon became a very popular subject. The reasons were many-folded, includ­ ing: 1. The system is simple and natural. So most people can understand it and many can do some analysis. Yet it can grow in many directions and there is no lack of new topics. 2. The system is simple enough to become a prototype for demonstrat­ ing various ideas related to reliability. For example, the interesting concept of component importance works best with the consecutive-k system. 3. The system is supported by many applications. Twenty years have gone and hundreds of papers have been published on the subject. This seems to be a good time for retrospect and to sort the scattered material into a book. Besides providing our own per­ spective, the book will also serve as an easy reference to the numerous ramifications of the subject. It is hoped that a summary of work in the current period will become the seed of future break-through.

Keywords

calculus graphs network reliability

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerard J. Chang
    • 1
  • Lirong Cui
    • 2
  • Frank K. Hwang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsNational Chiao Tung UniversityHsinchuTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.Reliability and Safety Research CenterChina Aerospace CorporationP.R. China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0273-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7972-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0273-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1696
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