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Comparing system reliabilities with ill-known probabilities. (English) Zbl 1458.93074
Carvalho, Joao Paulo (ed.) et al., Information processing and management of uncertainty in knowledge-based systems. 16th international conference, IPMU 2016, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, June 20–24, 2016. Proceedings. Part II. Cham: Springer. Commun. Comput. Inf. Sci. 611, 619-629 (2016).
Summary: In reliability analysis, comparing system reliability is an essential task when designing safe systems. When the failure probabilities of the system components (assumed to be independent) are precisely known, this task is relatively simple to achieve, as system reliabilities are precise numbers. When failure probabilities are ill-known (known to lie in an interval) and we want to have guaranteed comparisons (i.e., declare a system more reliable than another when it is for any possible probability value), there are different ways to compare system reliabilities. We explore the computational problems posed by such extensions, providing first insights about their pros and cons.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1385.68004].
MSC:
93B51 Design techniques (robust design, computer-aided design, etc.)
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