To find reliability by simulation, the conventional way is to run the system until it enters a system-failure state and then find the total elapsed time to system failure. {{Q}_{s}}=P({{X}_{1}})P({{X}_{2}})...P({{X}_{n}}) Example: Calculating Reliability for k-out-of-n If Components Are Not Identical. \end{align}\,\! 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. [/math], [math]\begin{align} & +\left( \begin{matrix} System could mean many different things, yet the basic reliability of a system is probability of successful operation or functioning of the system for a specified period of time within a specified environment and use conditions. {{R}_{s}}={{R}_{A}}{{R}_{B}}{{R}_{D}}+{{R}_{A}}{{R}_{C}}{{R}_{D}}-{{R}_{A}}{{R}_{B}}{{R}_{C}}{{R}_{D}} Variability in true scores. P(s| A)= &{{R}_{B}}{{R}_{F}}\left[ 1-\left( 1-{{R}_{C}} \right)\left( 1-{{R}_{E}} \right) \right] \\ {{R}_{System}}= & +{{R}_{1}}\cdot {{R}_{11}}(-{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot {{D}_{1}} \\ In the symbolic equation setting, one reads the solution from the bottom up, replacing any occurrences of a particular token with its definition. This type of configuration requires that at least [math]k\,\! {{R}_{s}}= & 1-Qs=1-({{Q}_{1}}\cdot {{Q}_{2}}\cdot ...\cdot {{Q}_{n}}) \\ = & 1-0.000001755 \\ [/math], [math]{{R}_{system}}=({{R}_{S}}\cdot {{R}_{E}}(-{{R}_{1}}\cdot {{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{3}}+{{R}_{1}}\cdot {{R}_{2}}+{{R}_{3}})) \ \,\! [/math], [math]{{R}_{s}}=P({{X}_{1}}\cup {{X}_{2}})\,\! The same methodology and principles can also be used for other applications. \end{matrix} \right){{R}^{r}}{{(1-R)}^{3-r}} \\ P(s|C)=1 Reliability follows an exponential failure law, which means that it reduces as the time duration considered for reliability calculations elapses. \end{align}\,\! {{R}_{System}}= & +{{R}_{1}}\cdot {{R}_{11}}(-{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}}) \\ [/math] must succeed in order for the system to succeed. X1= & ABC-\text{all units succeed}\text{.} [/math], [math]{{R}_{System}}=+{{R}_{1}}\cdot {{R}_{11}}(-{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\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}}))\,\! 5 \\ [/math], [math]\begin{align} If the system can be broken down to series/parallel configurations, it is a relatively simple matter to determine the mathematical or analytical formula that describes the system's reliability. [/math] (for a given time). [/math] has two paths leading away from it, whereas [math]B\,\! [/math], [math]\begin{align} \end{align}\,\! The network shown next is a good example of such a complex system. [/math], [math]{{r}_{eq}}=\infty \gt 1.2\Omega \text{ - System failed}\,\! Thecombined system is operational only if both Part X and Part Y are available.From this it follows that the combined availability is a product ofthe availability of the two parts. Using the Analytical Quick Calculation Pad, the reliability can be calculated to be 0.9586. \end{matrix} \right){{0.85}^{4}}{{(1-0.85)}^{2}}+\left( \begin{matrix} \\ & +{{R}_{5}}+{{R}_{6}}+{{R}_{4}} \ 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. All three must fail for the container to fail. 6 \\ What is the reliability of the system if [math]{{R}_{1}} = 99.5%\,\! Draw the reliability block diagram for this circuit. [/math] and [math]{{r}_{3}}\,\! [/math], [math]{{R}_{2}}=80%\,\! In the first figure below, Subdiagram Block A in the top diagram represents the series configuration of the subsystem reflected in the middle diagram, while Subdiagram Block G in the middle diagram represents the series configuration of the subsubsystem in the bottom diagram. The probability of success of the system is given by: Note that BlockSim requires that all diagrams start from a single block and end on a single block. = & 1\Omega While many smaller systems can be accurately represented by either a simple series or parallel configuration, there may be larger systems that involve both series and parallel configurations in the overall system. What is the overall reliability of the system for a 100-hour mission? = & P(1,2)+P(3)-P(1,2,3) Example: Calculating the Reliability for a Combination of Series and Parallel. & -{{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}} \\ \end{align}\,\! Units in parallel are also referred to as redundant units. & +{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}}) \\ In this case then, and to obtain a system solution, one begins with [math]{{R}_{System}}\,\![/math]. However, when the analysis is performed in BlockSim, the returned equation will include terms for the non-failing blocks, as shown in the picture of the Equation Viewer. The equivalent resistance must always be less than [math]1.2\Omega \,\![/math]. In the case of the parallel configuration, the number of components has the opposite effect of the one observed for the series configuration. If a component in the system fails, the "water" can no longer flow through it. [/math], [math]\begin{align} [/math], [math]{{r}_{3}}\,\! 2. [/math] for [math]k = 6\,\![/math]. [/math], [math]\begin{align} [/math] units must fail for the system to fail. Formally defined as the probability that a product, piece of equipment, or system will perform its intended function for a stated period of time under specified operating conditions 3. [/math], [math]{{Q}_{s}}=\underset{i=1}{\overset{n}{\mathop \prod }}\,P({{X}_{i}})\,\! Reliability Testing can be categorized into three segments, 1. X4= & AB\overline{C}-\text{only Unit 3 fails}\text{.} In addition, the weakest link in the chain is the one that will break first. The plot illustrates the same concept graphically for components with 90% and 95% reliability. \end{align}\,\! The next step is to substitute [math]{{D}_{1}}\,\! For example, in a reliability block diagram for a communications system where the lines can operate in two directions, the use of mirrored blocks will facilitate realistic simulations for the system maintainability and availability. {{R}_{s}}= & 1-[(1-0.982065)\cdot (1-0.973000)] \\ Reliability (System) = R 1 x R 2 x R 3 x R 4 x ….R N; Reliability (Active Redundant Parallel System) = 1 – (1 – R 1)(1 – R 2) Now that the Reliability formulas are understood, the RBD can be … [/math], [math]\begin{align} HD #3 fails while HDs #1 and #2 continue to operate. {{R}_{1,2}}= & 0.9950\cdot 0.9870 \\ Within BlockSim, a container block with other blocks inside is used to better achieve and streamline the representation and analysis of standby configurations. &\cdot(-{{R}_{Fan}}\cdot {{R}_{Fan}}+{{R}_{Fan}}+{{R}_{Fan}})) \ Below is the step by step approach for attaining MTBF Formula. {{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}}) Average Uptime Availability (or Mean Availability) 3. endstream
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Bazovsky, Igor, Reliability Theory and Practice 3. Consider three components arranged reliability-wise in series, where [math] { {R}_ {1}}=70%\,\! The configuration types considered in this reference include: Each of these configurations will be presented, along with analysis methods, in the sections that follow. \end{align}\,\! 3 \\ The System State Enumeration tool from the Reliability Analytics Toolkit can be easily be applied to solve this and similar problems, using similar series-parallel decomposition methods. From these times we can obtain the probability distribution function of the time to first failure, whose complement is the reliability function . & +{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{B}}\cdot {{R}_{C}}\cdot {{R}_{E}}\cdot {{R}_{F}} \\ & -{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}+{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}} \\ & +{{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}(1-{{R}_{3}}) [/math] ) and once as if the key component succeeded [math](R=1)\,\![/math]. In this case, the resistance for the resistor is infinite and the equivalent resistance is: If two resistors fail open (e.g., #1 and #2), the equivalent resistance is: Thus, if [math]{{r}_{1}}\,\! A diagram of this configuration is shown in the following figure. In other words, reliability of a system will be high at its initial state of operation and gradually reduce to its lowest magnitude over time. It can be calculated by deducting the start of Uptime after the last failure from the start of Downtime after the last failure. In other words, in order to achieve a high system reliability, the component reliability must be high also, especially for systems with many components arranged reliability-wise in series. Standby redundancy configurations consist of items that are inactive and available to be called into service when/if an active item fails (i.e., the items are on standby). & +{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}+{{R}_{9}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}}) \\ To better illustrate this consider the following block diagram: In this diagram [math]Bm\,\! [/math], [math]\begin{align} The following figure demonstrates the use of multi blocks in BlockSim. [/math], [math]\begin{align} In the figure above, the reliability of the k-out-of-6 configuration was plotted versus different numbers of required units. 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. [/math], [math]\begin{align} English-Chinese dictionary of mining (英汉矿业大词典). Three hard drives in a computer system are configured reliability-wise in parallel. References: 1. [/math], [math]\begin{align} The last step is then to substitute [math]{{R}_{System}}\,\! Consider a system that consists of a single component. 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. To illustrate this, consider the following examples. The formula for system reliability is: Services [/math] (for a given time). For example, consider an unreliability value of [math]F(t)=0.11\,\![/math]. [/math], [math]\begin{align} Step 1:Note down the value of TOT which denotes Total Operational Time. That is, if Unit 1 is not operating, the system has failed since a series system requires all of the components to be operating for the system to operate. The steady state availability of a system is the probability that the system is in an acceptable state at any instant of time t, given that the system was fully operative at time t = 0. \end{align}\,\! [/math], [math]\begin{align} [/math], [math]\begin{align} & +{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}+{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot {{D}_{1}} \\ [/math] components succeed out of the total [math]n\,\! Note the slight difference in the slopes of the three lines. The first row of the table shows the given reliability for each component and the corresponding system reliability for these values. & -{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}-{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}-{{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}-{{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot {{D}_{1}} \\ \end{align}\,\! = & 3{{R}^{2}}-2{{R}^{3}} [/math], [math]{{I}_{7}}=+4{{R}_{3}}-6R_{3}^{2}+4R_{3}^{3}-R_{3}^{4}\,\! The weakest link dictates the strength of the chain in the same way that the weakest component/subsystem dictates the reliability of a series system. Other example applications include the RAID computer hard drive systems, brake systems and support cables in bridges. This method involves identifying all of the paths the "water" could take and calculating the reliability of the path based on the components that lie along that path. The RBD is shown next, where blocks 5A, 7A and 1A are duplicates (or mirrored blocks) of 5, 7 and 1 respectively. Similarly, the unreliability is the probability of the union of all mutually exclusive events that yield a system failure. [/math], [math]\begin{align} [/math] units succeeds, then the system succeeds. This reminds of the well-known saying “The chain is as weak as its weakest link“ (which, however, does not consider that several components can fail simultaneously). Assume that a system has six failure modes: A, B, C, D, E and F. Furthermore, assume that failure of the entire system will occur if: The reliability equation, as obtained from BlockSim is: The BlockSim equation includes the node reliability term [math]{{R}_{2/3}},\,\! There is a saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Availability is, in essence, the amount of time that an item of equipment or system is able to be operated when desired. r \\ Such systems can be analyzed by calculating the reliabilities for the individual series and parallel sections and then combining them in the appropriate manner. [/math], [math]\begin{align} Example: Physical vs. Reliability-Wise Arrangement. \end{align}\,\! The main division is between operation without repair and operation with repair. An overall system reliability prediction can be made by looking at the reliabilities of the components that make up the whole system or product. 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. [/math], [math]\begin{align} For this example, the symbolic (internal) solution is shown next and composed of the terms shown in the following equations. Since at least two hard drives must be functioning at all times, only one failure is allowed. The following figure shows the returned result. [/math] statistically independent parallel components is the probability that unit 1 fails and unit 2 fails and all of the other units in the system fail. {{X}_{1}}=ABD\text{ and }{{X}_{2}}=ACD \end{align}\,\! [/math], [math]\begin{align} = & P({{X}_{1}})P({{X}_{2}}|{{X}_{1}})P({{X}_{3}}|{{X}_{1}}{{X}_{2}}) \cdot\cdot\cdot P({{X}_{n}}|{{X}_{1}}{{X}_{2}}...{{X}_{n-1}}) [/math], [math]{{D}_{1}}=+{{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}}\,\! [/math], [math]\begin{align} This can be removed, yielding: Several algebraic solutions in BlockSim were used in the prior examples. {{P}_{f}}=1-{{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}-{{R}_{3}}+{{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}{{R}_{3}} \end{align}\,\! \end{align}\,\! \end{align}\,\! n \\ When BlockSim constructs the equation internally, it does so in what we will call a symbolic mode. Configuration with a load sharing container (presented in, Configuration with a standby container (presented in. r \\ n \\ That asset ran for 200 hours in a single month. {{I}_{11}}= & -{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}+{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot {{D}_{1}} \\ \\ First, let's consider the case where all three resistors operate: Thus, when all components operate, the equivalent resistance is [math]1\Omega \,\! This allows the analyst to maintain separate diagrams for portions of a system and incorporate those diagrams as components of another diagram. [/math] : One can examine the effect of increasing the number of units required for system success while the total number of units remains constant (in this example, six units). [/math], [math]-{{R}_{2}}\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}}))\,\! = & \frac{1}{3}+\frac{1}{3}+\frac{1}{3} \\ For equipment that is expected to be oper… Example: Effect of a Component's Reliability in a Parallel System. The following figure shows the diagram for this configuration. Consider the four-engine aircraft discussed previously.
[/math], [math]{{R}_{s}}={{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}+{{R}_{3}}-{{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}{{R}_{3}}\,\! {{Q}_{s}}= & P({{X}_{1}}\cap {{X}_{2}}\cap ...\cap {{X}_{n}}) \\ 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. For a parallel configuration, as the number of components/subsystems increases, the system's reliability increases. The unreliability = probability that the system is not function ing properly for a specified period of time = 1 - reliability. This is a very important property of the parallel configuration, specifically in the design and improvement of systems. The mutually exclusive system events are: System events [math]{{X}_{6}}\,\! \end{align}\,\! In other words, if the RBD contains a multi block that represents three identical components in a series configuration, then each of those components fails according to the same failure distribution but each component may fail at different times. In most cases, when considering complete systems at their basic subsystem level, it is found that these are arranged reliability-wise in a series configuration. Such a methodology is illustrated in the following example. Reliability is further divided into mission reliability … Total System Reliability is a calculation which allows you to combine the reliabilities of several components to give a new value for syystem reliability. & +{{R}_{5}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}})+{{R}_{8}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}})) \ Put another way, [math]{{r}_{1}}\,\! = & 0.1762+0.3993+0.3771 \\ The reliability of the component is 60%, thus the reliability of the system is 60%. 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. & +{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}}) \\ Do the following for the RBD shown below: The event space method is an application of the mutually exclusive events axiom. {{R}_{s}}={{R}_{2}}{{R}_{3}}P(A)={{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}{{R}_{3}} 3 \\ Using probability theory, the equation is: First, select a "key" component for the system. As an example, consider the complex system shown next. Reliability in power system can be divided in two basic aspects; System adequacy and System security. Configuration with inherited subdiagrams. It should be pointed out that the complete equation can get very large. In this mode, portions of the system are segmented. 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