Reliability and Maintenance: Networks and Systems

Frank Beichelt, Peter Tittmann

May 22, 2012 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 344 Pages - 95 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439826355 - CAT# K11269

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  • Discusses reliability-theoretic importance measures for system components, algorithms for disjoint sum representations of structure functions, stochastic and deterministic reliability measures of networks, and complexity of network reliability problems
  • Covers inequalities and reliability bounds, reliability analysis by network splitting via separating vertex sets, decomposition-reduction algorithms, repair cost limit replacement policies, and general repair models
  • Illustrates the interdependence among network reliability analysis, chromatics graph theory, combinatorial enumeration, and lattice theory
  • Shows how to use advanced mathematical methods for solving important problems in reliability and safety analysis
  • Contains many worked examples, algorithms, and simulation techniques


Reliability and Maintenance: Networks and Systems gives an up-to-date presentation of system and network reliability analysis as well as maintenance planning with a focus on applicable models. Balancing theory and practice, it presents state-of-the-art research in key areas of reliability and maintenance theory and includes numerous examples and exercises. Every chapter starts with theoretical foundations and basic models and leads to more sophisticated models and ongoing research.

The first part of the book introduces structural reliability theory for binary coherent systems. Within the framework of these systems, the second part covers network reliability analysis. The third part presents simply structured maintenance policies that may help with the cost-optimal scheduling of preventive maintenance. Each part can be read independently of one another.

Suitable for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in engineering, operations research, computer science, and applied mathematics, this book offers a thorough guide to the mathematical modeling of reliability and maintenance. It supplies the necessary theoretical and practical details for readers to perform reliability analyses and apply maintenance policies in their organizations.