"This thesis focuses on developing a methodology for accurately estimating series system probability of failure. Existing methods for series system based design optimization are not that accurate because they assign reliability to each failure mode; as a result complete system reliability goes down. According to method proposed in this work, the user will assign required system reliability at the start and then optimizer will apportion reliability to every failure mode in order to meet required system reliability level. Detlevson second order upper bounds are used to estimate system probability of failure. Several examples have been shown to verify the results obtained"--Abstract, page iii.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Missouri University of Science and Technology
viii, 69 pages
© 2009 Gagandeep Singh Saini, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Engineering design -- Reliability
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Saini, Gagandeep Singh, "Reliability-based design with system reliability and design improvement" (2009). Masters Theses. 4721.