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Network Reliability

Measures and Evaluation
By Sanjay K. Chaturvedi
Series: Performability Engineering Series
Copyright: 2016   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781119223566  |  Hardcover  |  
254 pages | 42 illustrations
Price: $195 USD
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One Line Description
Describes network reliability measures and algorithms to evaluate them in an easily understandable manner and serves as a valuable reference and primer for researchers, practicing engineers, managers, and designers.

Audience
Researchers, educators and students of reliability engineering, electrical, computer science, electronics, and communication engineering with their associated allied areas, as well as analysts and design engineers of engineering systems.
The text of this book is envisioned to be useful and can also serve as a one-semester course to senior undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate students in reliability, electrical network, computer & communication networks, mechanical, structural, transport and industrial engineering.

Description
In Engineering theory and applications, one thinks and operates in terms of logics and models with some acceptable and reasonable assumptions. This book is aimed at providing modeling and analysis techniques for the evaluation of reliability measures (2-terminal, all-terminal, k-terminal reliability) for systems whose structure can be described in the form of a probabilistic graph. Among the several approaches of network reliability evaluation, the multiple-variable-inversion sum-of-disjoint product approach finds a well-deserved niche as it provides the reliability or unreliability expression in a most efficient and compact manner. However, it does require an efficiently enumerated minimal inputs (minimal path, spanning tree, minimal k-trees, minimal cut, minimal global-cut, minimal k-cut) depending on the desired reliability. Network Reliability covers these two aspects in detail through the descriptions of several algorithms devised by the ‘reliability fraternity’ and explained through solved examples to obtain and evaluate 2-terminal, k-terminal and all-terminal network reliability/unreliability measures. The accompanying web-based supplementary information containing modifiable Matlab® source code for the algorithms is another feature of this book.
A very concerted effort has been made to keep the book suitable for first course or even for a novice stepping into the area of network reliability. The mathematical treatment is kept as minimal as possible with an assumption on the readers’ side that they have basic knowledge in graph theory, probabilities laws, Boolean laws and set theory.

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Author / Editor Details
Sanjay K. Chaturvedi is currently working as an Associate Professor at Reliability Engineering Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (WB) India. He holds a Ph. D. degree (Reliability Engineering) from Reliability Engineering Centre, IIT Kharagpur (India), and a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and Master’s degree in system engineering and operations research, both from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (erstwhile University of Roorkee), India. He has research interest in the area of reliability modeling and analysis, network reliability, life-data analysis, maintenance and optimization, and has done several consultancy projects, and delivered lectures in Indian industries in these areas. He has guided several Ph. Ds. and published papers in several international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Performability Engineering (IJPE), Quality and Reliability Management (IJQRM), Quality, Reliability and Safety Engineering (IJQRSE), Uncertain Systems, Risk and Reliability Part ‘O’, Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, Quality and Reliability International etc. He is on the review panel of several prominent international journals in his area of research interest such as IEEE transactions on Reliability, IJPE, IJQRM, IJ System Science, IJ Failure Analysis. He is also Assistant Editor-in-Chief to IJPE.

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Table of Contents
Preface. 1: Introduction. 2: Reliability Evaluation of General SP-Networks. 3” Path Sets Enumeration. 4: Cut Sets Enumeration. 5: Reliability Evaluation Using MVI Techniques. 6: Unified Framework and Capacitated Network Reliability. 7: A LAN and Water Distribution Network: Case Studies. Epilogue. References and Bibliography. Index.

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