Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences

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P. R. China


In this paper, system reliability allocation using BN(Bayesian Network) was researched. The relationship between system failure and component failure can be expressed by probability importance degree, structure importance degree and key importance degree in FTA (Fault Tree Analysis). BN supplies a new method to reflect the importance of components in system. That is the conditional failure probability which points out the most possible reason of system failure and is more reasonable and reliable. Some examples are given to allocate the reliability of systems by BN and the results show that BN is useful and effective.

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