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By N. Balakrishnan, C. R. Rao

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Hardbound. the world of Reliability has develop into a vital and lively sector of analysis. this can be basically obvious from the big physique of literature that has been constructed within the type of books, volumes and learn papers given that 1988 while the former instruction manual of records in this zone used to be ready via P.R. Krishnaiah and C.R. Rao. this is why we felt that this is often certainly the correct time to devote one other quantity within the guide of facts sequence to focus on a few contemporary advances within the zone of Reliability. With this function in brain, we solicited articles from major specialists operating within the sector of Reliability from either academia and undefined. This, in our opinion, has led to a quantity with a pleasant combination of articles (33 in overall) facing theoretical, methodological and utilized concerns in Reliability. For the ease of readers, we now have divided this quantity into thirteen components as follows: Reli

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C. Handscomb (1964). Monte Carlo Methods. London, Methuen. Heidelberger, P. (1995). Fast simulation of rare events in queueing and reliability models. A C M Trans. Modeling Comput. Simul. 43-85. Ionescu, D. C. and N. ) (1999). Statistical and Probabilistic Models in Reliability. Birkhäuser, Boston. Janssen, J. and N. ) (1999). Semi-Markov Models and Applications. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Kemeny, J. G. and J. L. Snell (1976). Finite Markov Chains. Springer, Berlin.

5. Failure data for USS Halfbeak number 3 propulsion engine. g(O'fl[t)=nl°gfi-nfil°gO+(fl-1)Zl°gti- ö " i=1 Differentiating g(O, filt) with respect to 0 and fl, and setting the results equal to zero, yields the two equations 0 - ~0 - 0 F 0--Sfi8B--nfi , (4) nlogO+~-~logti-i=] ~õ) log õ . (5) The first equation can be solved for 0 (in terms of fl), yielding tn 0 - n]/~ (6) Substituting this back into (5) yields 0 = ~ - n log n~ß/~+ ~=~ log ti - This simplifies to n 0 = ~ - n log tù + log ti i~l Solving for fl gives n ß = Ei~=] log(tù/ti) " • \tù) \tù) The Weibull nonhomogeneous Poisson process 51 log(t,/t,) = log 1 = 0, the M L E of 3 can be Since the last term in the sum is written as n B = ~i'=-]] log(t,/ti) (7) Once the M L E of/3 is computed, it can be substituted back into (6), giving the M L E for 0 Ô= tn It can be shown (Rigdon and Basu, 2000) that 2n/3 has a chi-square distribution with 2(n - 1) degrees of freedom.

In such cases, the corresponding method will be said to possess the bounded relative error property, since the relative error of the importance sampling estimator will be bounded by a constant. The methods actually used in practice, where the total failure (repair) probability at each state is increased (decreased), are called failure biasing methods. They are distinguished from each other from the way the new failure probability is allocated to individual transitions. See the references for the different failure biasing methods.

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