Reliability of Circular Consecutively Connected Systems
Volume 9, Number 4, July 2013 - SC 41 - pp. 462-464
JIN QIN1, JUN YANG1, YANWU GUO2, LE LI2 and RUI PENG21 School of Reliability and Systems Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, CHINA
2 Dongling School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, CHINA
(Received on March 15, 2013; revised on May 1, 2013)
This article considers a Circular Consecutively Connected System (CCCS) consisting of N ordered nodes connected in a circle, which fails if any two nodes are disconnected. Previous studies on the reliability of CCCS have mainly assumed that the connection between any pair of nodes is unidirectional. In this article, a Universal Generating Function (UGF) method is proposed to evaluate the reliability of CCCS where the connection between any pair of nodes is bidirectional. An example is presented to illustrate the application of the method.
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