A load-capacity interference model for common-mode failures in 1-out-of-2: G systems

Elmer E Lewis*

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Abstract

Summary and Conclusions-Load-capacity (stress-strength) interference theory is used to model the time-dependent behavior of a 1-out-of-2: G redundant system and to examine common-mode failures. For single units subjected to Poisson distributed load arrivals, the random failures, infant mortality, and aging are associated with load variability, capacity variability, and capacity deterioration, respectively. This paper extends the analysis to a redundant system by using a Markov model to treat Poisson distributed loads arriving at units simultaneously. Loss of s-independence of the unit failures is analyzed with joint pdfs of load and capacity. In the rare-event approximation, the degree of redundancy loss is characterized by expressing the coefficient in the beta-factor method in terms of the load and capacity distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Reliability
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2001

Keywords

  • Beta factor
  • Common-mode failure
  • Load-capacity interference
  • Redundancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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