An algorithm for the estimation of minimal cut and path sets from field failure data
AbstractThe problem of analyzing the field failure data generated through non-repairable systems is age old and faced by all industries. Current practice, in most of the industries, is to disassemble the failed system, and observe the failed components. Based on such a list generally percentages are computed to summarize the data and technical actions are taken on a component which has higher percentage of failures, without paying any attention to the technical configuration of the system. Such an approach may be misleading. It is known that a system as a coherent structure of the components, fails as soon as all the components in a specific cut set fail. In this paper, we propose an algorithmic approach to identify minimal cut sets of the system which in turn identifies the critical cut set where technical action is necessary. We establish the consistency of the estimators of minimal cut sets and path sets. Lastly, the algorithm is illustrated by a suitable example.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Elsevier in its journal Statistics & Probability Letters.
Volume (Year): 58 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (May)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622892/description#description
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statistics
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wendy Shamier).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.