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Reliability, Maintainability and Risk, 9th Edition by David J. Smith

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Chapter 9

Quantifying the Reliability Models

Abstract

This chapter deals with various aspects of quantification of the models addressed in Chapters 7 and 8. It explains quantifying and applying diagnostic coverage to the models as well as the benefits of partial stroke testing. Other quantification areas are FMEA and Human Error. The technique of simulation is explained and details are given of the available packages.

Keywords

Diagnostic coverage
partial stroke
FMEA
human error
HEART
TESEO
simulation
event driven

9.1. The Reliability Prediction Method

This section summarizes how the methods described in Chapters 7 and 8 are brought together to quantify RAMS, and Figure 9.1 gives an overall picture of the prediction process. It has already been ...

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