An improved algorithm for coherent-system reliability


Journal Article

This paper presents a simpler and more efficient algorithm (I_VT), based on the one proposed by Veeraraghavan & Trivedi (VT), to calculate system reliability using 'sum of disjoint products' and 'multiple variable inversion' (MVI) techniques. A proposition, a state space division idea, and a theorem are introduced. To compare I_VT with several well known MVI algorithms (viz, VT, KDH88, CAREL) the 4 algorithms are implemented on the same platform (Solaris), and the execution-time comparison shows the computational saving achieved by LVT is appreciable. ©1998 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Luo, T; Trivedi, KS

Published Date

  • December 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 73 - 78

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0018-9529

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/24.690911

Citation Source

  • Scopus