Portland State University. Department of Applied Science
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Science
1 online resource (15,  leaves, ill. 28 cm.)
System analysis, Flowgraphs
The problem of calculating the reliability of a complex system of interacting elements is delineated to a linear system, no element of the system having a reliability distribution in terms of any other e1ement of the system, where only one path is taken through the system at a time. A precise definition is then developed to specify the reliability of the linear, single path at a time, system. A precise and concise generating function is found that effortlessly produces the reliability of the linear, single path at a time, system directly from the reliability flew graph of the system.
Farrier, Kenneth Edward, "Systems reliability using the flow graph" (1970). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1471.