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Reliability of a Network with Heterogeneous Components

  • Ilya B. GertsbakhEmail author
  • Yoseph Shpungin
  • Radislav Vaisman
Chapter
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Abstract

We investigate reliability of network-type systems under the assumption that the network has \(K>1\) types of i.i.d. components. Our method is an extension the D-spectra method to K dimensions. It is based on Monte Carlo simulation for estimating the number of system failure sets having \(k_i\) components of i-th type, \(i=1,2,\ldots ,K\). We demonstrate our approach on a Barabasi-Albert network with 68 edges and 34 nodes and terminal connectivity as an operational criterion, for \(K=2\) types of nodes or edges as the components subject to failure.

Keywords

Network terminal reliability Several types of components Two-dimensional spectrum Monte Carlo simulation Two-dimensional quantile 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The work of Radislav Vaisman was supported by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers, under grant number CE140100049.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilya B. Gertsbakh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yoseph Shpungin
    • 2
  • Radislav Vaisman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBen-Gurion UniversityBeer-ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Software Engineering DepartmentSami Shamoon College of EngineeringBeer-ShevaIsrael
  3. 3.School of Mathematics and PhysicsThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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