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Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (2008)
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Jan. 28, 2008 to Jan. 31, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4244-1460-4
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Papers

Front cover (PDF)

pp. c1

The R. A. Evans - P. K. McElroy Award for the 2007 Best Paper (PDF)

Clifford H. Lange , Novellus Systems Inc., USA
Ayako Flint , Novellus Systems Inc., USA
pp. v-vi

Ralph A. Evans (PDF)

pp. viii

P. K. McElroy (PDF)

pp. ix

Technical Papers (PDF)

pp. xiii-xvii

Technical Papers.2 (PDF)

pp. xviii

Author index (PDF)

pp. xix-xxi

Reliability evaluation and application for systems with different phases (Abstract)

Huairui Guo , ReliaSoft Corporation, USA
Adamantios Mettas , ReliaSoft Corporation, USA
Arai Monteforte , ReliaSoft Corporation, USA
pp. 1-7

Risk analysis of phased-mission systems with multiple failure modes (Abstract)

Satoshi Matsumoto , Kyoto University, Japan
Masaki Nakagawa , Mitsubishi Chemical Group, Science&Technology Research Center, Inc., Japan
Takehisa Kohda , Kyoto University, Japan
pp. 15-20

Reliability analysis of phased-mission systems using Bayesian networks (Abstract)

Dong Liu , National University of Defense Technology, China
Chunyuan Zhang , National University of Defense Technology, China
Rui Li , National University of Defense Technology, China
Weiyan Xing , China Huayin Ordnance Test Center, China
pp. 21-26

Optimal highway maintenance policies under uncertainty (Abstract)

Thomas G. Yeung , Ecole des Mines de Nantes / IRCCyN, France
Bruno Castanier , Ecole des Mines de Nantes / IRCCyN, France
pp. 25-30

A study on optimal age replacement of dozer engines (Abstract)

P.V.N. Prasad , Osmania University, India
K.R.M. Rao , Osmania University, India
pp. 31-36

World-class supply chain reliability in general aviation (Abstract)

Glenn Jarrell , Cessna Aircraft Company, USA
Murad Hamada , Cessna Aircraft Company, USA
pp. 37-41

An age-adjusted comparison of field failure data for repairable systems (Abstract)

Loon-Ching Tang , National University of Singapore, Singapore
Tony Halim , National University of Singapore, Singapore
pp. 54-58

Increasing the effectiveness of FRACAS (Abstract)

Michael Ciemian , AAI Corporation, USA
pp. 59-63

Identifying factors influencing reliability of professional systems (Abstract)

Kostas Kevrekidis , Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Aravindan Balasubramanian , Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Peter Sonnemans , Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Martin Newby , City University London, UK
pp. 64-69

Assessment of launch vehicle debris risk during ascent aborts (Abstract)

Ken Gee , NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Donovan Mathias , NASA Ames Research Center, USA
pp. 70-73

Simulation assisted risk assessment applied to launch vehicle conceptual design (Abstract)

Susie Go , NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Ken Gee , NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Scott Lawrence , NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Donovan L. Mathias , NASA Ames Research Center, USA
pp. 74-79

Software tools for PRA (Abstract)

Paula S. Pruessner , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Ming Li , Mantech SRS, USA
pp. 86-90

Bayesian inference model for step-stress accelerated life testing with type-II censoring (Abstract)

Jinsuk Lee , Department of Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University, USA
Rong Pan , Department of Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University, USA
pp. 91-96

Construction of causality diagram model for diagnostics (Abstract)

Jianmin Gao , State Key Lab. for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Fumin Chen , State Key Lab. for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Guo Li , State Key Lab. for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
pp. 97-102

Australian defence standard for Bayesian reliability demonstration (Abstract)

Scott W. Yates , Australian Defence Materiel Organisation, Australia
pp. 103-107

A case study on network reliability analysis for systems with non-independent paths (Abstract)

Rafael R. Arellano , Raytheon Company, USA
Meng-Lai Yin , California State Polytechnic University, USA
pp. 108-113

Functional and dysfunctional analysis of a mechatronic system (Abstract)

Fabrice Guerin , LASQUO, University of Angers, France
Herve Christofol , CPNI, University of Angers, France
Abderafi Charki , LASQUO, University of Angers, France
Amel Demri , LASQUO, University of Angers, France
pp. 114-119

On determining sample size and testing duration of repairable system test (Abstract)

Huairui Guo , ReliaSoft Corporation, USA
Rong Pan , Arizona State University, USA
pp. 120-125

Life testing of plastic optical fibers for lead-acid battery fast charge equipment (Abstract)

Santiago Fernandez-Gomez , Apple, Inc., USA
Jorge Marcos Acevedo , University of Vigo, Spain
Ana Maria Cao Paz , University of Vigo, Spain
Maria Luisa Soria , Tudor-Exide, Global R&D Centre, Spain
pp. 126-131

Efficiently represent diverse system field usage in reliability testing (Abstract)

Martin J. Newby , City University London, UK
Aravindan Balasubramanian , Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Kostas Kevrekedis , Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Peter J.M. Sonnemans , Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
pp. 132-136

Analysis of the performance of safety-critical systems with diagnosis and periodic inspection (Abstract)

Tieling Zhang , Hitachi Global Storage Technology, Singapore
Min Xie , National University of Singapore, Singapore
Yiming Wang , Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, China
pp. 143-148

Probabilistic analysis of safety-critical adaptive systems with temporal dependences (Abstract)

Marc Furster , Fraunhofer Institute Experimental Software Engineering, Germany
Dominik J. Domis , Fraunhofer Institute Experimental Software Engineering, Germany
Rasmus Adler , Fraunhofer Institute Experimental Software Engineering, Germany
Mario Trapp , Fraunhofer Institute Experimental Software Engineering, Germany
pp. 149-154

Safety management for electromechanical systems of railway vehicles (Abstract)

Zdenek Vintr , Czech University of Defence, Czech Republic
Michal Vintr , Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
pp. 155-160

System reliability analysis with the response surface method (Abstract)

Shantaram S. Pai , NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
Bill Strack , N&R Engineering, USA
Edward J. Zampino , NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
John Z. Gyekenyesi , N&R Engineering, USA
pp. 161-165

Using Competitive Analysis to get the competitive advantage (Abstract)

Mike Silverman , Ops A La Carte, LLC, USA
Doug Farel , Ops A La Carte, LLC, USA
pp. 171-174

Development of a design-for-reliability method for complex systems (Abstract)

Jean-Pierre Derain , Eurocopter, France
Denis Dufrene , ENSAM Aix-en-Provence, France
Guillaume Poncelin , Eurocopter, France
Aline Cauvin , University of Marseille, France
pp. 175-180

Analysis of decisions involved in offering a product warranty (Abstract)

Bryan LeBlanc , Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, USA
pp. 187-192

Design for warranty cost reduction (Abstract)

Robert H. Mueller , Ops A La Carte&Marisan Group, USA
pp. 200-205

System reliability evaluation using normalized test data (Abstract)

Paul M. Ellner , Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity, USA
James B. Farmer , Strategic Technology Institute, Inc., USA
pp. 212-217

Reliability improvement of deformation tools with the Taguchi robust design (Abstract)

Calin Florin Baban , University of Oradea, Romania
Marius Baban , University of Oradea, Romania
Ioan Eugen Radu , University of Oradea, Romania
pp. 218-223

Hazard rate estimation for high-voltage contacts using infrared thermography (Abstract)

Lina Bertling , Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Tommie M. Lindquist , Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
pp. 231-237

Dynamic model for assessing impact of regeneration actions on system availability: Application to weapon systems (Abstract)

Benoit Iung , CRAN, Nancy University, France
Olivier Senechal , LAMIH, University of Valenciennes, France
Pascal Lelan , DGA, France
Maxime Monnin , LAMIH, University of Valenciennes, France
pp. 238-243

Reliability for cluster-based Ad-hoc Networks (Abstract)

Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez , Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Jason L. Cook , US Army - Armament Research Development Engineering Center, USA
pp. 244-248

Reducing corrosion costs through reliability centered design (Abstract)

David H. Rose , Quanterion Solutions Inc., USA
pp. 249-254

Consideration of Burn-In acceleration and effective screening procedure in latest System LSI (Abstract)

Hidemitsu Egawa , Toshiba Corporation Semiconductor Company, Japan
Nobuyuki Wakai , Toshiba Corporation Semiconductor Company, Japan
Yuji Kobira , Toshiba Corporation Semiconductor Company, Japan
pp. 261-266

Application of generalized linear models for optimizing production stress testing (Abstract)

John Donovan , CTVR, Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland
Bahman Honari , CTVR, Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland
Simon Wilson , CTVR, Department of Statistics, Trinity College, Ireland
Toby Joyce , CTVR, Alcatel-Lucent Technologies, Ireland
pp. 267-271

An approach for estimating the reliability of transmission oils (Abstract)

Bernd Bertsche , Institute of Machine Components, Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany
Bernd-Robert Hohn , Gear Research Centre (FZG), Technical University of Munich, Germany
Hans-Philipp Otto , Gear Research Centre (FZG), Technical University of Munich, Germany
Christian Maisch , Institute of Machine Components, Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany
pp. 272-277

Reliability modeling for dependent competitive failure processes (Abstract)

Li Du , University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Zhong-Lai Wang , University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Hong-Zhong Huang , University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
pp. 278-282

Availability analysis of systems with suspended animation (Abstract)

Robert Bergman , Relex, USA
Ming J. Zuo , University of Alberta, Canada
Duane Huffman , Relex, USA
Suprasad V. Amari , CRE, Relex, USA
pp. 283-288

Optical monitoring system availability optimization via semi-Markov processes and genetic algorithms (Abstract)

Paulo Renato A. Firmino , Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Carlos Magno Jacinto , PETROBRAS-CENPES, Brazil
Enrique Lopez Droguett , Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Marcio das Chagas Moura , Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
pp. 289-294

On the cost of low-fidelity modeling: The case for a performability approach (Abstract)

Meng-Lai Yin , California State Polytechnic University, USA
John Angus , Claremont Graduate University, USA
pp. 295-300

Selecting test and maintenance strategies to achieve availability target with lowest life-cycle cost (Abstract)

Alban Peronne , ALSTOM Transport Information Solutions, France
Cassim Arroum , ENSEIRB/ALSTOM Transport Information Solutions, France
Pierre Dersin , ALSTOM Transport Information Solutions, France
pp. 301-306

Analysis of safety relief valve proof test data to optimize lifecycle maintenance costs (Abstract)

S. P. Harris , Savannah River National Laboratory, USA
R.E. Gross , Savannah River Site, USA
pp. 312-316

Harvesting reliability data from the internet (Abstract)

Seymour Morris , Quanterion Solutions, Inc. USA
H. Dussault , SUNY Institute of Technology, USA
David Nicholls , Quanterion Solutions, Inc. USA
Peter S. Zarubin , Quanterion Solutions, Inc. USA
pp. 322-327

Reliability evaluation of systems with degradation and random shocks (Abstract)

Hong-Zhong Huang , University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Hoang Pham , Rutgers University, USA
Yu Liu , University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
pp. 328-333

Uncertain failure thresholds in cumulative damage models (Abstract)

J. Wesley Hines , University of Tennessee, USA
Alexander Usynin , University of Tennessee, USA
Aleksey Urmanov , Sun Microsystems, USA
pp. 334-340

Applying Bayes linear methods to support reliability procurement decisions (Abstract)

Tim Bedford , University of Strathclyde, UK
Lesley Walls , University of Strathclyde, UK
Richard Denning , United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, UK
Matthew Revie , University of Strathclyde, UK
pp. 341-346

Analysis of Multi-State Systems using multi-valued decision diagrams (Abstract)

Robert Bergman , Relex Software Corporation, USA
Suprasad V. Amari , CRE, Relex Software Corporation, USA
Jennifer Akers , CRE, Relex Software Corporation, USA
Liudong Xing , University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, USA
pp. 347-353

Probabilistic common-cause failures analysis (Abstract)

Liudong Xing , University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, USA
Wendai Wang , Applied Materials, USA
pp. 354-358

Fault propagation analysis for complex system based on small-world network model (Abstract)

Zhiyong Gao , State Key Lab. for Manufacturing Sys. Eng., Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Guo Li , State Key Lab. for Manufacturing Sys. Eng., Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Jianmin Gao , State Key Lab. for Manufacturing Sys. Eng., Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
pp. 359-364

Advanced human factors Process Failure Modes and Effects analysis (Abstract)

Yang Yu , System Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Tingdi Zhao , System Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Mei Rong , System Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
pp. 365-370

How to develop a qualification test plan for RoHS products (Abstract)

Mike Silverman , Ops A La Carte LLC, USA
Craig Hillman , DfR Solutions, USA
Fred Schenkelberg , Ops A La Carte LLC, USA
pp. 375-380

Reliability assessments of vibration-induced tube fatigue failure (Abstract)

Wenzhen Yan , Emerson Climate Technologies, USA
Jianxiong Chen , Emerson Climate Technologies, USA
pp. 381-385

What's wrong with bent pin analysis, and what to do about it (Abstract)

Nathaniel Ozarin , The Omnicon Group Inc., USA
pp. 386-392

Optimal software release time determination with risk constraint (Abstract)

Bo Yang , University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Jun Zhou , University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Huajun Hu , University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
pp. 393-398

A methodology for quantitative evaluation of software reliability using static analysis (Abstract)

Walter Schilling , University of Toledo, USA
Mansoor Alam , University of Toledo, USA
pp. 399-404

Parameter estimation for software reliability models considering failure correlation (Abstract)

Ning Ning , University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Bo Yang , University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Suchang Guo , University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Hong-Zhong Huang , University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
pp. 405-410

Hybrid methodology and software platform for probabilistic risk assessment (Abstract)

Dongfeng Zhu , Center for Risk and Reliability, University of Maryland, USA
Katrina Groth , Center for Risk and Reliability, University of Maryland, USA
Ali Mosleh , Center for Risk and Reliability, University of Maryland, USA
pp. 411-416

Changes in items' failure pattern during maintenance: An investigation of the perfect repair assumption (Abstract)

J. M. Block , Saab Aerotech, Ground Support Services, Sweden
T. Tyrberg , Saab Aerotech, Ground Support Services, Sweden
pp. 417-422

System reliability and condition based maintenance (Abstract)

Jeffrey Banks , Applied Research Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University, USA
Karl Reichard , Applied Research Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University, USA
Michael Drake , BAE Systems, USA
pp. 423-427

Parameter estimation for a repairable system under imperfect maintenance (Abstract)

Joon Jin Song , University of Arkansas, USA
C. Richard Cassady , University of Arkansas, USA
Pingjian Yu , University of Arkansas, USA
pp. 428-433

Modeling and simulation methodology of the operational availability and logistics using Extended Colored Stochastic Petri Nets (Abstract)

Bernd Bertsche , Institute of Machine Components, Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany
Steffen Nebel , Institute of Machine Components, Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany
pp. 434-439

Reliability predictions (Abstract)

James A. McLinn , CRE, USA
pp. 446-451

Electronics in harsh environments - product verification and validation (Abstract)

Marie Louise Petersen , Danfoss A/S, Denmark
Kirsten Stentoft , Danfoss Drives A/S, Denmark
pp. 456-462

Threat effects analysis: Applying FMEA to model computer system threats (Abstract)

John B. Bowles , University of South Carolina, USA
William Hanczaryk , Winthrop University, USA
pp. 463-468

Nonparametric model-based prognostics (Abstract)

J. Wesley Hines , Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, USA
Dustin R. Garvey , Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, USA
pp. 469-474

Prognostics and health management using physics-of-failure (Abstract)

Michael Pecht , University of Maryland, USA
Jie Gu , University of Maryland, USA
pp. 481-487

Maintainability Readiness Assessment (MRA) (Abstract)

Donald Dzedzy , Lockheed Martin MS2, USA
Gary J. Zukowski , Lockheed Martin MS2, USA
pp. 488-490

Maintenance policy for a non-stationary deteriorating system (Abstract)

Estelle Deloux , IRCCyN / Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Christophe Berenguer , Université de Technologie de Troyes / CNRS, France
Bruno Castanier , IRCCyN / Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
pp. 496-501

Spare parts management considering new sales (Abstract)

Sunny Repaka , Wichita State University, USA
Peng Wang , Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems, USA
Tongdan Jin , Texas A&M International University, USA
Haitao Liao , Wichita State University, USA
pp. 502-507

An integrated maintenance management information system is the key to enabling condition based maintenance (Abstract)

F. Chris Sautter , University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
Patrick W. Jemison , University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
Jerod M. Wooten , University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
Christopher M. Goes , University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
pp. 508-513

Page numbers (PDF)

pp. xxiv

Keynote address (PDF)

pp. xxv

Back cover (PDF)

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