P({{X}_{7}})= & P(A\overline{B}\overline{C})=({{R}_{1}})(1-{{R}_{2}})(1-{{R}_{3}}) \\ \frac{1}{{{r}_{eq}}}= & \frac{1}{{{r}_{1}}}+\frac{1}{{{r}_{2}}}+\frac{1}{{{r}_{3}}} \\ Series System Failure Rate Equations. [/math], [math]{{R}_{s}}={{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}+{{R}_{3}}-{{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}{{R}_{3}}\,\! & +{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}}) \\ 0000002385 00000 n {{R}_{system}}= & (1\cdot 1(-{{R}_{1}}\cdot {{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{3}}+{{R}_{1}}\cdot {{R}_{2}}+{{R}_{3}})) \\ X6= & \overline{A}B\overline{C}-\text{Units 1 and 3 fail}\text{.} [/math], [math]\begin{align} Here, reliability of a non series–parallel system (NSPS) of seven components is evaluated by joining maximum number of components to a single component. The paper is devoted to the combining the results on reliability of the two-state series and consecutive “m out of n: F” systems into the formulae for the reliability function of the series-consecutive “m out of k: F” systems with dependent of time reliability functions of system components Guze (2007a), Guze (2007b), Guze (2007c). 0000002602 00000 n The relays are situated so that the signal originating from one station can be picked up by the next two stations down the line. Complex systems are discussed in the next section. • Series System This is a system in which all the components are in series and they all have to work for the system to work. \\ [/math], [math]{{R}_{Computer1}}={{R}_{Computer2}}\,\! Once again, this is the opposite of what was encountered with a pure series system. & -{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}-{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}-{{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{D}_{1}} \\ [/math], [math]\begin{align} The bidirectionality of this system can be modeled using mirrored blocks. Since at least two hard drives must be functioning at all times, only one failure is allowed. The configuration can be series, parallel, or a hybrid of series and parallel connections between system components. Jetzt eBook herunterladen & mit Ihrem Tablet oder eBook Reader lesen. Determine the reliability equation of the same system using BlockSim. It may also be appropriate to use this type of block if the component performs more than one function and the failure to perform each function has a different reliability-wise impact on the system. [math]{{R}_{System}}\,\! However, in the case of independent components, the equation above becomes: Observe the contrast with the series system, in which the system reliability was the product of the component reliabilities; whereas the parallel system has the overall system unreliability as the product of the component unreliabilities. For example, a signal from the transmitter can be received by Relay 1 and Relay 2, a signal from Relay 1 can be received by Relay 2 and Relay 3, and so forth. & -{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}})-{{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}}) \\ [/math] result in system failure. = & \left( \begin{matrix} Reliability describes the ability of a system or component to function under stated conditions for a specified period of time. & +{{R}_{B}}\cdot {{R}_{C}}\cdot {{R}_{D}}\cdot {{R}_{E}}\cdot {{R}_{F}}) [/math] contains the token [math]{{I}_{11}}\,\![/math]. Reliability Measures for Elements 2. Such systems can be analyzed by calculating the reliabilities for the individual series and parallel sections and then combining them in the appropriate manner. This is primarily due to the fact that component [math]C\,\! Thus the probability of failure of the system is: Since events [math]{{X}_{6}}\,\! \end{align}\,\! When computing the system equation with the Use IBS option selected, BlockSim looks for identical blocks (blocks with the same failure characteristics) and attempts to simplify the equation, if possible. 0000055491 00000 n = & P(1,2)+P(3)-P(1,2,3) Consider three components arranged reliability-wise in series, where [math]{{R}_{1}}=70%\,\! The system steady-state availability is given by Av = lim sP0(s). [/math], [math]+{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot (-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}-{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}+{{R}_{5}}+{{R}_{6}}+{{R}_{4}}))\,\! 0000064767 00000 n Redundancy models can account for failures of internal system components and therefore change the effective system reliability and availability perfor… If Unit 3 fails, then the system is reduced to: The reliability of the system is given by: Example: Using the Decomposition Method to Determine the System Reliability Equation. {{R}_{s}}={{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}+{{R}_{3}}-{{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}{{R}_{3}} Note that since [math]{{R}_{S}}={{R}_{E}}=1\,\! {{R}_{s}}=3{{R}^{2}}-2{{R}^{3}} What is the reliability of the series system shown below? \end{align}\,\! Hi, I am currently trying to calculate the reliability for a certain system. From reliability point of view, a series system (Fig. The reason that BlockSim includes all items regardless of whether they can fail or not is because BlockSim only recomputes the equation when the system structure has changed. The effective reliability and availability of the system depends on the specifications of individual components, network configurations, and redundancy models. Reliability engineering is a sub-discipline of systems engineering that emphasizes the ability of equipment to function without failure. {{R}_{s}}= & \left[ {{R}_{B}}{{R}_{F}}\left[ 1-\left( 1-{{R}_{C}} \right)\left( 1-{{R}_{E}} \right) \right] \right]{{R}_{A}}+\left[ {{R}_{B}}{{R}_{D}}{{R}_{E}}{{R}_{F}} \right](1-{{R}_{A}}) In mirrored blocks, the duplicate block behaves in the exact same way that the original block does. However, the component with the highest reliability in a parallel configuration has the biggest effect on the system's reliability, since the most reliable component is the one that will most likely fail last. \end{align}\,\! Statistical Estimation of Reliability Measures 3. [/math], [math]{{R}_{s}}={{R}_{B}}\cdot {{R}_{F}}(-{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{C}}\cdot {{R}_{E}}-{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{D}}\cdot {{R}_{E}}+{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{C}}+{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{E}}+{{R}_{D}}\cdot {{R}_{E}})\,\! 0000055868 00000 n [/math], [math]\begin{align} Example: Calculating Reliability of a Series System. Other example applications include the RAID computer hard drive systems, brake systems and support cables in bridges. = & P({{X}_{1}})P({{X}_{2}}|{{X}_{1}})P({{X}_{3}}|{{X}_{1}}{{X}_{2}})...P({{X}_{n}}|{{X}_{1}}{{X}_{2}}...{{X}_{n-1}}) \ It is clear that the highest value for the system's reliability was achieved when the reliability of Component 1, which is the least reliable component, was increased by a value of 10%. 0000035869 00000 n It is also possible to define a multi block with multiple identical components arranged reliability-wise in parallel or k-out-of-n redundancy. It involves choosing a "key" component and then calculating the reliability of the system twice: once as if the key component failed ( [math]R=0\,\! \end{align}\,\! [/math] and [math]{{R}_{3}}\,\ = 80%\,\! These are reliability-wise in series and a failure of any of these subsystems will cause a system failure. These two probabilities are then combined to obtain the reliability of the system, since at any given time the key component will be failed or operating. Reliability optimization and costs are covered in detail in Component Reliability Importance. It is widely used in the aerospace industry and generally used in mission critical systems. & -{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}-{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}+{{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot {{D}_{1}} \\ Assume that a system has five failure modes: A, B, C, D and F. Furthermore, assume that failure of the entire system will occur if mode A occurs, modes B and C occur simultaneously or if either modes C and D, C and F or D and F occur simultaneously. \end{align}\,\! Even though BlockSim will make these substitutions internally when performing calculations, it does show them in the System Reliability Equation window. P({{X}_{1}}\cup {{X}_{2}})= & P({{X}_{1}})+P({{X}_{2}})-P({{X}_{1}}\cap {{X}_{2}}) \\ [/math], [math]-{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot (-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}-{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}+{{R}_{5}}+{{R}_{6}}+{{R}_{4}}))\,\! Now let us compute the reliability say, R of the overall system. {{R}_{s}}= & \underset{r=4}{\overset{6}{\mathop \sum }}\,\left( \begin{matrix} Series System Reliability Property 1: The Reliability of a Series System can be No Higher than the Least Reliable Component. \end{align}\,\! &\cdot(-{{R}_{Fan}}\cdot {{R}_{Fan}}+{{R}_{Fan}}+{{R}_{Fan}})) \ Since the reliabilities of the subsystems are specified for 100 hours, the reliability of the system for a 100-hour mission is: When we examined a system of components in series, we found that the least reliable component has the biggest effect on the reliability of the system. 6 \\ 32 2 R 1 1 0.94 2 0.9865 ps `E�#��k�82���Q�!����H��"Zl�D�\�"�ʨw@I�� #+êy� ��ܧ�|��h¶.�y��7���tK}���y�U��Kf� .��. {{X}_{1}}=1,2\text{ and }{{X}_{2}}=3 [/math], [math]+{{R}_{5}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot (-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}-{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}+{{R}_{5}}+{{R}_{6}}+{{R}_{4}}))\,\! These blocks can be set to a cannot fail condition, or [math]R=1\,\! & +\left( \begin{matrix} Selecting Unit 1, the probability of success of the system is: That is, if Unit 1 is operating, the probability of the success of the system is the probability of Units 2 and 3 succeeding. Parallel Configuration Systems 5. However, it must be noted that doing so is usually costly in terms of additional components, additional weight, volume, etc. \end{align}\,\! Next, consider the case where one of the resistors fails open. In this reference, most of the examples and derivations assume that each block represents a component/subassembly in a larger system. \end{matrix} \right){{0.85}^{6}}{{(1-0.85)}^{0}} \\ {{R}_{3}}={{R}_{6}}={{R}_{4}}={{R}_{5}} [/math], [math]{{r}_{3}}\,\! Availability in Series These terms use tokens to represent portions of the equation. {{R}_{s}}=P({{X}_{1}})P({{X}_{2}})...P({{X}_{n}}) & +{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{B}}\cdot {{R}_{C}}\cdot {{R}_{D}}\cdot {{R}_{2/3}}\cdot {{R}_{F}} \\ Since the structures of the computer systems are the same, [math]{{R}_{Computer1}}={{R}_{Computer2}}\,\! r \\ This means that the engines are reliability-wise in a k-out-of- n configuration, where k = 2 and n = 4. The method is illustrated with the following example. [/math], [math]{{R}_{System}}=+{{R}_{1}}\cdot {{R}_{11}}\cdot {{I}_{11}} \ \,\! X5= & \overline{AB}C-\text{Units 1 and 2 fail}\text{.} [/math], then substituting the first equation above into the second equation above yields: When using BlockSim to compute the equation, the software will return the first equation above for the system and the second equation above for the subdiagram. Example: Effect of a Component's Reliability in a Series System. \\ Combined (series and parallel) configuration. X8= & \overline{ABC}-\text{all units fail}\text{.} 6 \\ [/math] at 100 hours? X1= & ABC-\text{all units succeed}\text{.} Since system success involves having at least one path available from one end of the RBD to the other, as long as at least one path from the beginning to the end of the path is available, then the system has not failed. \end{align}\,\! [/math], [math]P(s|\overline{C})={{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}\,\! To illustrate this, consider the following examples. Because the items are arranged reliability-wise in series, if one of those components fails, then the multi block fails. \end{matrix} \right){{R}^{2}}(1-R)+\left( \begin{matrix} 0000005891 00000 n All three must fail for the container to fail. For this purpose, the container can be defined with its own probability of successfully activating standby units when needed. [/math], [math]\begin{align} As long as there is at least one path for the "water" to flow from the start to the end of the system, the system is successful. [/math], [math]{{X}_{7}}\,\! There can also be systems of combined series/parallel configurations or complex systems that cannot be decomposed into groups of series and parallel configurations. Each pump has an 85% reliability for the mission duration. Consider the four-engine aircraft discussed previously. [/math], [math]\begin{align} \end{align}\,\! {{R}_{s}}= & 0.955549245 \\ This is illustrated in the following example. This is a good example of the effect of a component in a series system. The system reliability is the product of the component reliabilities. The first row of the table shows the given reliability for each component and the corresponding system reliability for these values. R is the system reliability, give n that we applied the strategy x, n. R min is the 202 . Hello there, A)Have this Reliability Block Diagrams(RBD) of a simple series system with the following data. & +{{R}_{5}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}})+{{R}_{8}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}})) \ [/math], Time-Dependent System Reliability (Analytical), https://www.reliawiki.com/index.php?title=RBDs_and_Analytical_System_Reliability&oldid=62401. In many reliability prediction standards, systems are assumed to have components described by exponential distributions (i.e. \end{align}\,\! = & P(s|A)P(A)+P(s|\overline{A})P(\overline{A}) More specifically, they are in a 2-out-of-4 configuration. 0000007276 00000 n As an example, consider the complex system shown next. [/math], [math]\begin{align} Apr 13, 2006 #1. \end{align}\,\! = & 3{{R}^{2}}-2{{R}^{3}} In a simple parallel system, as shown in the figure on the right, at least one of the units must succeed for the system to succeed. If one device fails, the system fails. 114 53 [/math], [math]\begin{align} 1a) is such, which fails if any of its elements fails. What is the overall reliability of the system for a 100-hour mission? If the number of units required is equal to the number of units in the system, it is a series system. \end{align}\,\! [/math], [math]\begin{align} \end{matrix} \right){{R}^{r}}{{(1-R)}^{3-r}} \\ Mirrored blocks can be used to simulate bidirectional paths within a diagram. It is clear that the highest value for the system's reliability was achieved when the reliability of Component 3, which is the most reliable component, was increased. [/math] into equation above: When the complete equation is chosen, BlockSim's System Reliability Equation window performs these token substitutions automatically. Fault Tree Analysis 7. Very easy right? Each item represented by a multi block is a separate entity with identical reliability characteristics to the others. Sol.) %PDF-1.4 %���� & +{{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}-{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{10}} \\ One block within the container must be operating, otherwise the container will fail, leading to a system failure (since the container block is part of a series configuration in this example). In other words, Component 1 has a higher reliability importance. In the figure below, blocks 1, 2 and 3 are in a load sharing container in BlockSim and have their own failure characteristics. Example: Calculating the Reliability with Subdiagrams. 0000060521 00000 n [/math], [math]{{R}_{s}}=\underset{i=1}{\overset{n}{\mathop \prod }}\,P({{X}_{i}})\,\! [/math], [math]\begin{align} {{R}_{s}}= & 0.999515755 \\ For example, a block that was originally set not to fail can be re-set to a failure distribution and thus it would need to be used in subsequent analyses. \end{matrix} \right){{0.85}^{4}}{{(1-0.85)}^{2}}+\left( \begin{matrix} This is a 2-out-of-3 configuration. P(s| A)= &{{R}_{B}}{{R}_{F}}\left[ 1-\left( 1-{{R}_{C}} \right)\left( 1-{{R}_{E}} \right) \right] \\ 0000002958 00000 n [/math], [math]\begin{align} 1 Citations; 171 Downloads; Abstract. {{R}_{s}}= & 99.95% The reliability of the parallel system is then given by: Example: Calculating the Reliability with Components in Parallel. Series System Failure Rate Equations Consider a system consisting of n components in series. [/math] (for a given time). That configuration can be as simple as units arranged in a pure series or parallel configuration. The following table shows the effect on the system's reliability by adding consecutive components (with the same reliability) in series. {{R}_{s}}= & 1-[(1-0.982065)\cdot (1-0.973000)] \\ The failure times and all maintenance events are the same for each duplicate block as for the original block. System Reliability • In this lesson, we discuss an application of probability to predict an overall system’s reliability. [/math], [math]{{R}_{2}}=80%\,\! Assume starting and ending blocks that cannot fail, as shown next. In this example it can be seen that even though the three components were physically arranged in parallel, their reliability-wise arrangement is in series. \end{align}\,\! Thus the reliability of the system is: Another Illustration of the Decomposition Method. X3= & A\overline{B}C-\text{only Unit 2 fails}\text{.} Analysis of this diagram follows the same principles as the ones presented in this chapter and can be performed in BlockSim, if desired. [/math], [math]+{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot (-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}-{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}+{{R}_{5}}+{{R}_{6}}+{{R}_{4}}))\,\! The next step is to substitute [math]{{D}_{1}}\,\! \end{align}\,\! In this paper, we estimate the reliability of series system with k components. [/math], [math]{{R}_{2}}\,\ = 70%\,\! Each hard drive is of the same size and speed, but they are made by different manufacturers and have different reliabilities. Authors; Authors and affiliations; Palle Thoft-Christensen; Yoshisada Murotsu; Chapter. s--~0 REFERENCES 1. Keywords: element reliability, system reliability, block diagram, fault tree, event tree, sequential configuration, parallel configuration, redundancy. In the second row, the reliability of Component 1 is increased by a value of 10% while keeping the reliabilities of the other two components constant. [/math], which is less than the maximum resistance of [math]1.2\Omega \,\![/math]. [/math], [math]-{{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot (-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}-{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}+{{R}_{5}}+{{R}_{6}}+{{R}_{4}}))\,\! Figure 9. [/math], [math]+{{R}_{8}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot (-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}-{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{3}}+{{R}_{5}}+{{R}_{6}}+{{R}_{4}})))\,\! [/math] (for a given time). [/math], [math]\begin{align} In this case, the reliability of the system with such a configuration can be evaluated using the binomial distribution, or: Example: Calculating the Reliability for a k-out-of-n System. If we were to change the problem statement to two out of four engines are required, however no two engines on the same side may fail, then the block diagram would change to the configuration shown below. The last step is then to substitute [math]{{R}_{System}}\,\! 0000036018 00000 n \end{matrix} \right){{0.85}^{5}}{{(1-0.85)}^{1}} \\ MIL-HDBK-338, Electronic Reliability Design Handbook, 15 Oct 84 2. \end{align}\,\! Contents 1. The following figure illustrates the effect of the number of components arranged reliability-wise in series on the system's reliability for different component reliability values. 0000003248 00000 n This allows the analyst to maintain separate diagrams for portions of a system and incorporate those diagrams as components of another diagram. The objective is to maximize the system reliability subject to cost, weight, or volume constraints. To better illustrate this consider the following block diagram: In this diagram [math]Bm\,\! There are two basic types of reliability systems - series and parallel - and combinations of them. [/math], [math]\begin{align} [/math], [math]\begin{align} Reliability of Series Systems. & +{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}+{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{6}}\cdot {{R}_{4}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}-{{R}_{3}}\cdot {{R}_{6}} \\ [/math] parallel components for the system to succeed. As a result, the reliability of a series system is always less than the reliability of the least reliable component. n \\ 0000005201 00000 n Even though we classified the k-out-of-n configuration as a special case of parallel redundancy, it can also be viewed as a general configuration type. Selecting Unit 3 as the key component, the system reliability is: That is, since Unit 3 represents half of the parallel section of the system, then as long as it is operating, the entire system operates. Use the decomposition method to determine the reliability equation of the system. Within BlockSim, a container block with other blocks inside is used to better achieve and streamline the representation and analysis of standby configurations. Consider three components arranged reliability-wise in parallel with [math]{{R}_{1}}\,\ = 60%\,\! & +{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}}) \\ Consider a system consisting of n components in series. The successful paths for this system are: The reliability of the system is simply the probability of the union of these paths: Another Illustration of the Path-Tracing Method. {{R}_{s}}={{R}_{2}}{{R}_{3}}P(A)={{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}{{R}_{3}} \end{align}\,\! 0000060301 00000 n Because both of these concepts are better understood when time dependency is considered, they are addressed in more detail in Time-Dependent System Reliability (Analytical). & +{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{B}}\cdot {{R}_{C}}\cdot {{R}_{E}}\cdot {{R}_{F}} \\ As the number of units required to keep the system functioning approaches the total number of units in the system, the system's behavior tends towards that of a series system. It can be seen that Component 1 has the steepest slope, which indicates that an increase in the reliability of Component 1 will result in a higher increase in the reliability of the system. 162 Downloads; Part of the Engineering Applications of Systems Reliability and Risk Analysis book series (EASR, volume 1) Abstract. Chapter 3: RBDs and Analytical System Reliability, More Resources: BlockSim Examples Collection, Download Reference Book: System Analysis (*.pdf), Generate Reference Book: File may be more up-to-date. [/math], [math]\begin{align} Three components each with a reliability of 0.9 are placed in series. Units in parallel are also referred to as redundant units. I. Bazovsky,Reliability theory and practice, Prentice-Hall Inc., Eaglewood Cliffs, New Jersey, U.S.A. (1961). \end{align}\,\! n \\ • Reliability of a product is defined as the probability that the product will not fail throughout a prescribed operating period. The simplest case of components in a k-out-of-n configuration is when the components are independent and identical. [/math] for [math]k = 6\,\![/math]. • Series-Parallel System This is a system where some of the components in series are repli-cated in parallel. {{r}_{eq}}=1.5\Omega \gt 1.2\Omega \text{ - System failed} The configuration types considered in this reference include: Each of these configurations will be presented, along with analysis methods, in the sections that follow. References: 1. 0000065340 00000 n & -{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}})+{{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}}) \\ [/math], or any combination of the three fails, the system fails. The latter half comprises more advanced analytical tools including Markov processes, renewal theory, life data analysis, accelerated life testing and Bayesian reliability analysis. The equation above contains the token [math]{{D}_{1}}\,\![/math]. To address this issue, Hu and Du [9, 10] proposed a physicsbased reliability method for component adopted in new series systems. & +{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}+{{R}_{9}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}}) \\ 0000006051 00000 n {{R}_{s}}= & 1-(1-0.9950)\cdot(1-0.9870)\cdot(1-0.9730) \\ [/math], [math]\begin{align} 0000054220 00000 n [/math] is a mirrored block of [math]B\,\![/math]. For the system to work, both devices must work. Example: Effect of the Number of Components in a Parallel System. For this example, the symbolic (internal) solution is shown next and composed of the terms shown in the following equations. [/math], [math]\begin{align} 3 \\ The following figure shows the equation returned by BlockSim. System Reliability • Most products are made up of a number of components • The reliability of each component and the configuration of the system consisting of these components determines the system reliability (i.e., the reliability of the product). [/math], [math]\begin{align} [/math], [math]{{R}_{s}}=P(s|A)P(A)+P(s|\overline{A})P(\overline{A})\,\! Note that this is the same as having two engines in parallel on each wing and then putting the two wings in series. 0000000016 00000 n The reliability of the component is 95%, thus the reliability of the system is 95%. The next figure includes a standby container with three items in standby configuration where one component is active while the other two components are idle. Complex Systems and Redundancy 6. & -{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}+{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}+{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}+{{R}_{9}}\cdot {{D}_{1}} \\ [/math] into the equation . First, let's consider the case where all three resistors operate: Thus, when all components operate, the equivalent resistance is [math]1\Omega \,\! [/math], [math]\frac{1}{{{r}_{eq}}}=\frac{1}{\infty }+\frac{1}{\infty }+\frac{1}{3}=\frac{1}{3}\,\! 0000054580 00000 n Put another way, [math]{{r}_{1}}\,\! In this case then, and to obtain a system solution, one begins with [math]{{R}_{System}}\,\![/math]. [/math], [math]\begin{align} M. L. Shooman, Probabilistic reliability: an engineering approach, McGraw-Hill, … [/math] and [math]{{X}_{8}}\,\! Example: Effect of a Component's Reliability in a Parallel System. For example, a motorcycle cannot go if any of the following parts cannot serve: engine, tank with fuel, chain, frame, front or rear wheel, etc., and, of course, the driver. One can easily take this principle and apply it to failure modes for a component/subsystem or system. [/math] and [math]{{R}_{3}} = 97.3%\,\! Or all of its components arrangement used universally for conveyor head and tail pulleys engineered system or component to without..., consider the case where one of several methods of improving system reliability availability., U.S.A. ( 1961 ) and tail pulleys entity with identical reliability characteristics to the number of components be. 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