ADVANCED METHODS IN RELIABILITY
ANALYSIS
ENRE-6555
Module 1
Reliability Engineering:
An Introduction
Reliability Engineering
Determine why and how systems and
processes fail
Measure, track, and predict levels of reliability
in various phases of system/p

Advanced Methods in Reliability Analysis
ENRE655
Homework 2 Solution
1-For the system shown in the following diagram,
A
C
1
2
B
D
E
a) Develop a structure function for system failure (defined as breakdown in
communication between points 1 and 2)
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Advanced Methods in Reliability Analysis
ENRE-655
Homework Set 1 Solution
Problem 1.
(a) For a parallel system the structure function is
The dual structure is formed from as follows
where
For a parallel system
which is the structure function of a series

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Advanced Methods in Reliability Analysis
ENRE-655
Homework Set 1
Problem 1 (assigned in class):
Show that the dual structure of a parallel (series) system is a series (parallel) system structure.
Problem 2:
Develop the structure f

Advanced Methods in Reliability Analysis
ENRE655
Homework 2
1-For the system shown in the following diagram,
a) Develop a structure function for system failure (defined as breakdown in
communication between points 1 and 2)
b) Use the BDD method to quantif

ADVANCED METHODS IN RELIABILITY
ANALYSIS
ENRE-655
Module 4
MODELING AND QUANTIFICATION
OF
DEPENDENT FAILURES
RELIABILITY SIGNIFICANCE
OF
DEPENDENT FAILURES
A.Mosleh 2010
Advanced Methods in Reliability Analysis
Module 6
2
RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF A SIMPLE

ADVANCED RELIABILITY MODELING
ENRE 655
BINARY DECISION DIAGRAMS
MODULE 3
SESSION OUTLINE
Purpose of this session is to discuss the use of Binary
Decision Diagrams as a representation of Boolean
expressions, and their use in the solution of fault tree and

Fault Tree Handbook with Aerospace Applications
Fault Tree Handbook with Aerospace
Applications
Prepared for
NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance
NASA Headquarters
Washington, DC 20546
August, 2002
Version 1.1
Fault Tree Handbook with Aerospace App

ADVANCED METHODS IN RELIABILITY
ANALYSIS
ENRE-655
Module 2
MATHEMATICAL THEORY
OF
SYSTEMS RELIABILITY LOGIC MODELS
SCOPE
In this lecture we will investigate deterministic relationship between a
systems and its components.
A system is defined as a set of

Reliability Block Diagram (RBD)
A Reliability Block Diagram (RBD) performs the system reliability and availability analyses on
large and complex systems using block diagrams to show network relationships. The structure of the
reliability block diagram def