Systems Engineering: Reliability Analysis Using k-out-of-n Structures, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Systems Engineering

Reliability Analysis Using k-out-of-n Structures, 1st Edition

Edited by Mangey Ram, Tadashi Dohi

CRC Press

218 pages | 64 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781138482920
pub: 2019-04-18
SAVE ~$37.99
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781351056465
pub: 2019-04-18
from $28.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


A substantial amount of research has been conducted on consecutive k-out-of-n and related reliability systems over the past four decades. These systems have been used to model various engineering systems such as the microwave stations of telecoms network, oil pipeline systems, and vacuum systems in an electron accelerator. As such, studies of reliability properties of consecutive k-out-of-n structures have attracted significant attention from both theoretical and practical approaches. In the modern era of technology, the redundancies are employed in the various industrial systems to prevent them from failure/sudden failure or to recover from failures. This book is meant to provide knowledge and help engineers and academicians in understanding reliability engineering by using k-out-of-n structures. The material is also targeted at postgraduate or senior undergraduate students pursuing reliability engineering.

Table of Contents


Table of Contents

Evaluation Methods for Reliability of Consecutive-K Systems

Tomoaki Akiba, Taishin Naakamura, Xiao Xiao, and Hisashi Yamamoto

Reliability Properties of K-out-of-N: G Systems

Kodo Ito, and Toshio Nakagawa

A Summary of Maintenance Policies for K-out-of-N Models and Their Applications to Consecutive Systems

Lei Zhou, Taishin Naakamura, Toshio Nakagawa, Xiao Xiao, and Hisashi Yamamoto

Reliability Modeling and Estimation of pairs: G Balanced Systems

E. A. Elsayed, and Jingbo Guo

Sequencing Optimization for k-out-of-n: G Cold-Standby Systems Considering Reliability and Energy Consumption

Prashanthi Boddu, Liudong Xing, and Gregory Levitin

Impact of Correlated Failure on the Maintenance of Multi-state Consecutive 2-out-of-: Failed Systems

Bentolhoda Jafary, and Laance Fiondella

Structural and Probabilistic Examinations of -out-of-: G System and Their Application to an Optimal Construction of a Safety Monitoring System

Fumio Ohi

An analysis of (k+1)-out-of-n: F fault tolerant system with fixed warranty period

Nupur Goyal, and Mangey Ram

Reliability Analysis of Three-Stage Weighted 4-Out-of N: F System Subject to Possibility of Degradation After Repair with Inspection

Beena Nailwal, Bhagawati Prasad Joshi, and S. B. Singh

Signature of linear consecutive k-out-of-n system

Akshay Kumar, and Mangey Ram

About the Editors

Mangey Ram received his Ph.D. degree major in Mathematics and minor in Computer Science from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India, in 2008. He is currently a Professor at Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), Dehradun, India. He is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences and an editorial board member of several international journals. His fields of research are Operations Research, Reliability Theory, Fuzzy Reliability and Systems Engineering.

Tadashi Dohi received his Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Engineering degrees from Hiroshima University, Japan, in 1989, 1991 and 1995, respectively. He is currently the Vice Dean of the School of Informatics and Data Science, Hiroshima University. His research areas include Reliability Engineering, Software Reliability, Dependable Computing, Performance Evaluation, Computer Security and Operations Research. He is also the President of the Reliability Engineering Association of Japan (REAJ).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Operations Research