0000056098 00000 n P({{X}_{7}})= & P(A\overline{B}\overline{C})=({{R}_{1}})(1-{{R}_{2}})(1-{{R}_{3}}) \\ \end{align}\,\! • Series-Parallel System This is a system where some of the components in series are repli-cated in parallel. {{R}_{s}}=95.86% Reliability of Series and Parallel Systems. Within BlockSim, a subdiagram block inherits some or all of its properties from another block diagram. What is the overall reliability of the system for a 100-hour mission? & +\left( \begin{matrix} Reliability of Series Systems. X1= & ABC-\text{all units succeed}\text{.} (20), we get Thus, parallel-series system reliability is 0.9865. Subsystem 1 has a reliability of 99.5%, subsystem 2 has a reliability of 98.7% and subsystem 3 has a reliability of 97.3% for a mission of 100 hours. {{R}_{s}}= & 1-(1-0.9950)\cdot(1-0.9870)\cdot(1-0.9730) \\ P({{X}_{1}}\cup {{X}_{2}})= & P({{X}_{1}})+P({{X}_{2}})-P({{X}_{1}}\cap {{X}_{2}}) \\ Example 1. xref [/math] is a mirrored block of [math]B\,\![/math]. {{R}_{System}}= & ({{R}_{Power\,Supply}}\cdot {{R}_{Processor}} & \cdot {{R}_{HardDrive}}(-R_{Fan}^{2}+2{{R}_{Fan}}){{)}^{2}} The objective is to maximize the system reliability subject to cost, weight, or volume constraints. N. Reliability analysis of a series system 365 The Laplace transform of the system reliability is R(s) = P0(s). Example 4: A system is composed of four active, independent, and identical units forming a parallel-series configuration (i.e., k=m=2). [/math] (for a given time). Unless explicitly stated, the components will be assumed to be statistically independent. = & 1-[(1-{{R}_{1}})\cdot (1-{{R}_{2}})\cdot ...\cdot (1-{{R}_{n}})] \\ 0000069925 00000 n {{P}_{f}}=P({{X}_{6}})+P({{X}_{7}})+P({{X}_{8}}) The corresponding reliability for the system is [math]{{R}_{s}} = 97.6%\,\![/math]. R A = = e -(.001)(50) = .9512. \end{align}\,\! = & P({{X}_{1}})P({{X}_{2}}|{{X}_{1}})P({{X}_{3}}|{{X}_{1}}{{X}_{2}})...P({{X}_{n}}|{{X}_{1}}{{X}_{2}}...{{X}_{n-1}}) \ As a result, the reliability of a series system is always less than the reliability of the least reliable component. [/math] result in system failure. \end{align}\,\! M. L. Shooman, Probabilistic reliability: an engineering approach, McGraw-Hill, … [/math], [math]{{R}_{s}}=P(s|C)P(C)+P(s|\overline{C})P(\overline{C})\,\! {{R}_{s}}=1-{{P}_{f}} \end{align}\,\! RBDs and Analytical System Reliability Example 2. {{R}_{s}}= & \underset{r=4}{\overset{6}{\mathop \sum }}\,\left( \begin{matrix} %PDF-1.4 %���� Thus the probability of failure of the system is: Since events [math]{{X}_{6}}\,\! {{R}_{s}}= & {{R}_{1}}\cdot {{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{3}} \\ The successful paths for this system are: The reliability of the system is simply the probability of the union of these paths: Another Illustration of the Path-Tracing Method. Subsystem 1 has a reliability of 99.5%, subsystem 2 has a reliability of 98.7% and subsystem 3 has a reliability of 97.3% for a mission of 100 hours. Example: Calculating the Reliability for a Combination of Series and Parallel. = & \left( \begin{matrix} Example: Physical vs. Reliability-Wise Arrangement. [/math], then substituting the first equation above into the second equation above yields: When using BlockSim to compute the equation, the software will return the first equation above for the system and the second equation above for the subdiagram. R_S = & P({{X}_{1}}\cap {{X}_{2}}\cap ...\cap {{X}_{n}}) \\ Using [math]{{R}_{s}}(k,n,R)=\underset{r=k}{\overset{n}{\mathop \sum }}\,\left( \begin{matrix} Each item represented by a multi block is a separate entity with identical reliability characteristics to the others. [/math], Time-Dependent System Reliability (Analytical), https://www.reliawiki.com/index.php?title=RBDs_and_Analytical_System_Reliability&oldid=62401. Here, reliability of a non series–parallel system (NSPS) of seven components is evaluated by joining maximum number of components to a single component. X8= & \overline{ABC}-\text{all units fail}\text{.} What is the reliability of the system if [math]{{R}_{1}} = 99.5%\,\! Availability in Series Other example applications include the RAID computer hard drive systems, brake systems and support cables in bridges. Calculate the system reliability, if each units reliability is 0.94. However, they also have some disadvantages. [/math], [math]\begin{align} 3. [/math] and [math]{{R}_{3}}=90%\,\! It is clear that the highest value for the system's reliability was achieved when the reliability of Component 1, which is the least reliable component, was increased by a value of 10%. 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. So all [math]n\,\! 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. \end{align}\,\! \\ Obtain the reliability equation of the following system. [/math], [math]\begin{align} & +{{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}-{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{10}} \\ & +{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{B}}\cdot {{R}_{C}}\cdot {{R}_{D}}\cdot {{R}_{F}} \\ Series System Failure Rate Equations Consider a system consisting of n components in series. This expression assumes that the R i ' s are independent. This is a good example of the effect of a component in a series system. 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}},\,\! [/math] into equation above: When the complete equation is chosen, BlockSim's System Reliability Equation window performs these token substitutions automatically. 0000055491 00000 n 5 \\ In this case then, and to obtain a system solution, one begins with [math]{{R}_{System}}\,\![/math]. There are two basic types of reliability systems - series and parallel - and combinations of them. Example: Effect of the Number of Components in a Series System. If both components are both working, then the system is working. Series Configuration Systems 4. System Reliability • In this lesson, we discuss an application of probability to predict an overall system’s reliability. & -{{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}} \\ These methods require calculation of values of n‐dimensional normal distribution functions. In order to construct a reliability block diagram, the reliability-wise configuration of the components must be determined. Each pump has an 85% reliability for the mission duration. However, as individual items fail, the failure characteristics of the remaining units change since they now have to carry a higher load to compensate for the failed ones. Once all the parameters are received, it then will become the Reliability Engineer’s responsibility to model the system using the appropriate reliability math models. Thread starter jag53; Start date Apr 13, 2006; J. jag53. [/math], [math]\begin{align} [/math] and [math]n=6\,\! Series System Reliability Property 2 for Parts in Series The upper series of images relate to head pulleys used on conveyor belt systems. \end{align}\,\! What is the reliability of the series system shown below? \end{align}\,\! [/math], [math]\begin{align} Note that this is the same as having two engines in parallel on each wing and then putting the two wings in series. Analysis of this diagram follows the same principles as the ones presented in this chapter and can be performed in BlockSim, if desired. [/math], [math]\begin{align} `E�#��k�82���Q�!����H��"Zl�D�\�"�ʨw@I�� #+êy� ��ܧ�|��h¶.�y��7���tK}���y�U��Kf� .��. 0000127981 00000 n [/math], [math]\begin{align} Note that the system configuration becomes a simple parallel configuration for k = 1 and the system is a six-unit series configuration [math]{{((0.85)}^{6}}= 0.377)\,\! Statistical Estimation of Reliability Measures 3. The reliability of the parallel system is then given by: Example: Calculating the Reliability with Components in Parallel. This conclusion can also be illustrated graphically, as shown in the following figure. Therefore: The k-out-of- n configuration is a special case of parallel redundancy. RBD is used to model the various series-parallel and complex block combinations (paths) that result in system successblock combinations (paths) that result in system success. The following operational combinations are possible for system success: The probability of success for the system (reliability) can now be expressed as: This equation for the reliability of the system can be reduced to: If all three hard drives had the same reliability, [math]R\,\! 0000063704 00000 n 0000036160 00000 n 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}}\,\! \end{align}\,\! Clearly, the reliability of a system can be improved by adding redundancy. 3 \\ Consider a system that consists of a single component. [/math], [math]{{X}_{7}}\,\! Series systems with correlated random safety margins distributed according to the normal distribution play an important role in recent developments of methods of structural reliability theory. 114 53 Selecting Unit 3 as the key component, the system reliability is: That is, since Unit 3 represents half of the parallel section of the system, then as long as it is operating, the entire system operates. \end{matrix} \right){{R}^{r}}{{(1-R)}^{n-r}} \ \,\! = & -{{R}_{1}}\cdot {{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{3}}+{{R}_{1}}\cdot {{R}_{2}}+{{R}_{3}} & -{{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}})-{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{8}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}})+{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}} \\ \end{align}\,\! Hi, I am currently trying to calculate the reliability for a certain system. [/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}}))\,\! • Parallel System This is a system that will fail only if they all fail. First, the reliability of the series segment consisting of Units 1 and 2 is calculated: The reliability of the overall system is then calculated by treating Units 1 and 2 as one unit with a reliability of 98.2065% connected in parallel with Unit 3. Apr 13, 2006 #1. X5= & \overline{AB}C-\text{Units 1 and 2 fail}\text{.} {{R}_{s}}= & 99.95% P(s|A)={{R}_{2}}{{R}_{3}} 4 \\ & +{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}+{{R}_{9}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}+{{R}_{5}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}+{{R}_{8}}\cdot {{D}_{1}}) \ [/math] has two paths leading away from it, whereas [math]B\,\! 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. Another Example for Failure Mode Analysis. The components in the system below are exponentially distributed with the indicated failure rates. Even though BlockSim will make these substitutions internally when performing calculations, it does show them in the System Reliability Equation window. x�b```f``]������� Ā B@16�= \end{align}\,\! 2 \\ [/math] for [math]k=4\,\! As an example, consider the complex system shown next. & +{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}+{{R}_{9}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}}) \\ Features numerous worked examples. [/math], [math]{{R}_{s}}={{R}_{B}}\cdot {{R}_{F}}(-{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{C}}\cdot {{R}_{E}}-{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{D}}\cdot {{R}_{E}}+{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{C}}+{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{E}}+{{R}_{D}}\cdot {{R}_{E}})\,\! [/math], which is less than the maximum resistance of [math]1.2\Omega \,\![/math]. This figure also demonstrates the dramatic effect that the number of components has on the system's reliability, particularly when the component reliability is low. P(s| \overline{A})= &{{R}_{B}}{{R}_{D}}{{R}_{E}}{{R}_{F}} \\ Consider the following system, with reliabilities R1, R2 and R3 for a given time. One could consider the RBD to be a plumbing schematic. 0000035869 00000 n & +{{R}_{B}}\cdot {{R}_{C}}\cdot {{R}_{D}}\cdot {{R}_{2/3}}\cdot {{R}_{E}}\cdot {{R}_{F}}) In many reliability prediction standards, systems are assumed to have components described by exponential distributions (i.e. 0000066273 00000 n Reliability block diagrams are created in order to illustrate the way that components are arranged reliability-wise in a system. \end{align}\,\! Reliability describes the ability of a system or component to function under stated conditions for a specified period of time. & +{{R}_{2}}\cdot {{R}_{9}}\cdot {{R}_{5}}\cdot {{R}_{10}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}}) \\ Consider a system with three components. = & 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}}) Authors; Authors and affiliations; Palle Thoft-Christensen; Yoshisada Murotsu; Chapter. By substituting the given data into eq. One can easily take this principle and apply it to failure modes for a component/subsystem or system. {{R}_{3}}={{R}_{6}}={{R}_{4}}={{R}_{5}} Consider a system consisting of n components in series. The simplest case of components in a k-out-of-n configuration is when the components are independent and identical. [/math] which cannot fail, or [math]{{R}_{2/3}}=1\,\![/math]. [/math], [math]\frac{1}{{{r}_{eq}}}=\frac{1}{\infty }+\frac{1}{\infty }+\frac{1}{3}=\frac{1}{3}\,\! In a chain, all the rings are in series and if any of the rings break, the system fails. [/math], [math]\begin{align} = & 95.26% & +{{R}_{5}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}})+{{R}_{8}}\cdot ({{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}})) \ {{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}} \\ [/math], [math]{{R}_{s}}={{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}+{{R}_{3}}-{{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}{{R}_{3}}\,\! If the number of units required is equal to the number of units in the system, it is a series system. Series Configuration Systems 4. r \\ Figure 9. The basic building blocks include series, parallel,k-out-of-nand complex (a mix of the other structures) structures. [/math], [math]\frac{1}{{{r}_{eq}}}=\frac{1}{\infty }+\frac{1}{3}+\frac{1}{3}=\frac{2}{3}\,\! What would the reliability of the system be if there were more than one component (with the same individual reliability) in series? For this configuration, the system reliability, R s, is given by: where R 1, R 2, ..., R n are the values of reliability for the n components. [/math], [math]{{D}_{1}}=+{{R}_{7}}\cdot {{I}_{7}}\,\! = & 3\cdot {{R}^{2}}(1-R)+{{R}^{3}} \\ Example: Effect of the Number of Components in a Parallel System. Reliability Measures for Elements 2. The latter half comprises more advanced analytical tools including Markov processes, renewal theory, life data analysis, accelerated life testing and Bayesian reliability analysis. [/math], [math]\begin{align} [/math], [math]\begin{align} startxref [/math], [math]\begin{align} The system reliability is the product of the component reliabilities. \end{align}\,\! MIL-HDBK-338, Electronic Reliability Design Handbook, 15 Oct 84 2. In the symbolic equation setting, one reads the solution from the bottom up, replacing any occurrences of a particular token with its definition. Suggested reading Thoft-Christensen, “System Reliability,” Engineering Design Reliability Handbook, CRC press, 2004, p. 15-1. The reason that BlockSim includes all items regardless of whether they can fail or not is because BlockSim only recomputes the equation when the system structure has changed. This technique is simply a way to save time when creating the RBD and to save space within the diagram. = & 1-\underset{i=1}{\overset{n}{\mathop \prod }}\,(1-{{R}_{i}}) \ [/math], [math]-{{R}_{2}}\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}}))\,\! 0000060301 00000 n This type of a configuration is also referred to as a complex system. \\ {{R}_{s}}= & 0.955549245 \\ Assume starting and ending blocks that cannot fail, as shown next. The system steady-state availability is given by Av = lim sP0(s). \end{align}\,\! [/math], [math]\begin{align} [/math], [math]\begin{align} Combined (series and parallel) configuration. Calculating Series System Reliability and Reliability for Each Individual Component. At least two of them must function in order for the computer to work properly. {{R}_{System}}= & (-2{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{B}}\cdot {{R}_{C}}\cdot {{R}_{D}}\cdot {{R}_{E}}\cdot {{R}_{F}} \\ One such example is what is referred to as a consecutive k-out-of-n : F system. \\ \end{matrix} \right){{R}^{2}}(1-R)+\left( \begin{matrix} [/math], [math]{{Q}_{s}}=\underset{i=1}{\overset{n}{\mathop \prod }}\,{{Q}_{i}}\,\! The first row of the table shows the given reliability for each component and the corresponding system reliability for these values. In addition, the weakest link in the chain is the one that will break first. 0000006353 00000 n All three must fail for the container to fail. [/math], [math]{{R}_{2}}=80%\,\! \\ It can be seen that Component 1 has the steepest slope, which indicates that an increase in the reliability of Component 1 will result in a higher increase in the reliability of the system. Similarly, by increasing the reliabilities of Components 2 and 3 in the third and fourth rows by a value of 10% while keeping the reliabilities of the other components at the given values, we can observe the effect of each component's reliability on the overall system reliability. 0000055283 00000 n Please input the numerical value of failure rate for each module in the third window, then click the third RUN (Get Graph or Reliability), you will get the diagram of system structure, the full expression of … 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. Example: Calculating the Reliability with Subdiagrams. In this mode, portions of the system are segmented. thus, the reliability of the combined network is 0.94, rounded to two decimal places. \end{align}\,\! Consider three components arranged reliability-wise in series, where [math]{{R}_{1}}=70%\,\! [/math], then the equation for the reliability of the system could be further reduced to: The example can be repeated using BlockSim. This type of configuration requires that at least [math]k\,\! {{R}_{s}}= & 0.999515755 \\ An overall system reliability prediction can be made by looking at the reliabilities of the components that make up the whole system or product. In the second row, the reliability of Component 1 is increased by a value of 10% while keeping the reliabilities of the other two components constant. This paper considers the problem of determining the optimal number of redundant components in order to maximize the reliability of a series system subject to multiple resource restrictions. r \\ The next figure includes a standby container with three items in standby configuration where one component is active while the other two components are idle. [/math], [math]{{R}_{s}}=P(C)+{{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}P(\overline{C})={{R}_{3}}+{{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}(1-{{R}_{3}})\,\! 0000005891 00000 n Three components each with a reliability of 0.9 are placed in series. From reliability point of view, a series system (Fig. X3= & A\overline{B}C-\text{only Unit 2 fails}\text{.} Consider a two component parallel system. The reliability of HD #1 is 0.9, HD #2 is 0.88 and HD #3 is 0.85, all at the same mission time. 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}_{eq}}=3\Omega \gt 1.2\Omega \text{ - System failed} 162 Downloads; Part of the Engineering Applications of Systems Reliability and Risk Analysis book series (EASR, volume 1) Abstract. [/math], [math]\begin{align} {{R}_{s}}= & 1-0.000484245 \\ [/math] into the equation . [/math], [math]B\,\! In section 2.1, page 34, a simple example is used to illustrate the need for estimating the reliâbility of series systems. [/math], the system equation above, can be reduced to: This is equivalent to [math]{{R}_{s}}={{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}+{{R}_{3}}-{{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}{{R}_{3}}\,\![/math]. It has 14 parts, each of … [/math], [math]{{R}_{Computer1}}={{R}_{Computer2}}\,\! The following table shows the effect on the system's reliability by adding consecutive components (with the same reliability) in series. {{R}_{s}}=99.95% In this paper, we estimate the reliability of series system with k components. Suppose a system is composed of two sub-systems say, A and B are connected in series as shown in the figure below. & +{{R}_{A}}\cdot {{R}_{B}}\cdot {{R}_{C}}\cdot {{R}_{2/3}}\cdot {{R}_{E}}\cdot {{R}_{F}} \\ & -{{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}} \\ {{R}_{s}}={{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}+{{R}_{3}}-{{R}_{1}}{{R}_{2}}{{R}_{3}} Since the reliabilities of the subsystems are specified for 100 hours, the reliability of the system for a 100-hour mission is simply: In a series configuration, the component with the least reliability has the biggest effect on the system's reliability. 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