ReliabilityDistribution

ReliabilityDistribution[bexpr,{{x1,dist1},{x2,dist2},}]
represents the reliability distribution for a system with components xi having reliability distribution disti, where the whole system is working when the Boolean expression bexpr is True, and component xi is working when xi is True.

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  • ReliabilityDistribution[bexpr,] corresponds to a reliability block diagram specification.
  • The Boolean expression bexpr is also known as the structure function for the system.
  • Typical structure functions include:
  • x_(1)∧...∧x_(n)series system
    x_(1)∨...∨x_(n)parallel system
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  • The structure function bexpr can be any positive unate Boolean function.
  • UnateQ[bexpr] can be used to test whether a Boolean expression is positive unate.
  • The component reliability distributions disti need to be univariate with PDF[disti,t] zero for t0.
  • For ReliabilityDistribution[bexpr,] with component indicator variables xi:
  • xiTrueindicates component xi working
    xiFalseindicates component xi failed
  • The survival function at time t for ReliabilityDistribution[bexpr,{{x1,dist1},}] is given by Probability[bexpr/.{x1->t1>t,},{t1disti,}].
  • ReliabilityDistribution can be used with such functions as Mean, SurvivalFunction, HazardFunction, and RandomVariate.

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A series-connected system:

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Mean time to failure:

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A parallel-connected system:

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One component in series with two parallel components:

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Distribution functions:

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Mean and median time to failure:

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The probability that the system fails before time :

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Introduced in 2012
(9.0)
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