Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-321) and index.
Basic notions -- Two-state systems -- Multi-state systems -- Reliability of large two-state systems -- Reliability of large multi-state systems -- Reliability evaluation of port and shipyard transportation systems -- Reliability of large multi-state exponential systems -- Related and open problems.
As mechanisms grow in size and complexity, safety and reliability become of paramount importance. Such complexity makes the assessment of reliability and safety particularly difficult. Kolowrocki delivers the complete elaboration of the asymptotic approach to reliability evaluation. The text is mathematical, but applications of these methods cover wide range of engineering fields, from communication networks and microelectronic devices to transportation systems, piping transportation of water, gas, oil and various chemical substances. Only reference with on asymptotic approach to reliability currently on the market Suitable for use as a postgraduate course book Contains many new theoretical results.