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Monte Carlo Simulation Approach to Reliability Analysis of Complex Systems

Published Online: 27 Mar 2020
Volume & Issue: Volume 50 (2020) - Issue 1 (March 2020)
Page range: 155 - 170
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2083-4608
First Published
26 Feb 2008
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The article presents new results concerned with general procedures and algorithms to assess the reliability of complex systems with various reliability structures. The analytical method and based on it the simulation method were used to estimate the reliability characteristics of the port grain transportation system. Finally, the general simulation algorithm was developed to evaluate the reliability characteristics of ageing complex systems. In this case, the systems operating processes were described by any distributions of sojourn times in operation states and the reliability functions of their components were modified in such a way that these components are not characterized by a “lack of memory”. The application of this algorithm has been illustrated by the results for exemplary complex two-state systems.

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