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Reliability Analysis of Systems Subject to First-Passage FailureAn obvious goal of reliability analysis is the avoidance of system failure. However, it is generally recognized that it is often not feasible to design a practical or useful system for which failure is impossible. Thus it is necessary to use techniques that estimate the likelihood of failure based on modeling the uncertainty about such items as the demands on and capacities of various elements in the system. This usually involves the use of probability theory, and a design is considered acceptable if it has a sufficiently small probability of failure. This report contains findings of analyses of systems subject to first-passage failure.
Document ID
20100011340
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Lutes, Loren D.
(Texas A&M Univ. College Station, TX, United States)
Sarkani, Shahram
(George Washington Univ. Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 2009
Subject Category
Mathematical And Computer Sciences (General)
Report/Patent Number
NASA/CR-2009-215782
L-19725
LF99-9179
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNL07AA00B
WBS: WBS 869021.03.07.01.05
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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