Reliability Methods for Estimating the Probability of Failure

  • Ryan G. McClarren


This chapter introduces reliability methods to give approximate and inexpensive methods to estimate the probability of failure of a system. It begins with the definition of the reliability and the simple first-order second-moment method, which relies heavily on a host of assumptions about the underlying QoI. Then the advanced first-order second-moment method is presented and applied to several problems.


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  • Ryan G. McClarren
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  1. 1.Department of Aerospace and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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