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We define the state i as that in which i elements are working satisfactorily; thus in state n the whole system is fault free and in state 0 it has failed completely - a breakdown. We denote the probability of changing from state i to state j by Pij; it follows from (1) above that j can be only i - 1 or i + 1. It is convenient (and illuminating) to represent the state changes by a labelled directed graph; Fig. 14 illustrates this for a three-element system. Let P(i, t) be the probability that the system is in state i at time t.
3. This is a better procedure because it uses more values for the sample. Random numbers are easily generated by computer, and this has led to the development of software for simulation. 900041 2234 1911 1804 1982 2117 1808 1872 1802 2188 2193 tl > t s? 1 Use of failure mode analysis for quality improvement Failure mode analysis (FMA) is a rigorous procedure for detecting potential faults, in which both the probability of the fault's occurring and the seriousness of the situation should it occur are taken into account.
4 Markov chains: reliability and availability Markov chains are a mathematical technique that enables us to compute the reliability of a system. A system consists of a set of elements connected in series and/or parallel, as in Fig. 13. At any instant it will be in one of a number of possible states and mayor may not change to another state. We make the following basic assumptions. 13 Series parallel system. Quantitative analysis: failure rates, reliability laws 37 1. The possible states are numbered in such a way that when the system is in state i it can change only into i - 1 or i + 1; this means that the state it is in at any instant depends only on the two neighbouring states.