Application of Gene Expression Programming in the Reliability of Consecutive-k-out-of-n: F Systems with Identical Component Reliabilities

  • Yanchao Liu
  • John English
  • Edward Pohl
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 2)

Abstract

This paper presents a GEP-based simulation – data mining approach for obtaining closed-form reliability formulas of consecutive-k-out-of-n: F systems with identical component reliabilities. This work proves to be GEP’s first exploration into the reliability realm and also provides a new perspective for the reliability community to solve for complex reliability formulas. Experimentation has shown the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed framework, although further revisions and developments must be made to the model in order to solve larger scale problems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yanchao Liu
    • 1
  • John English
    • 1
  • Edward Pohl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas, 4207 Bell Engineering Center, Fayetteville, AR 72701USA

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