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ISSN: 0368-492X

Online from: 1972

Subject Area: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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General Structure Functions

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Title:General Structure Functions
Author(s):J. Montero, (Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain), D.J. Tejada, (Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain), J. Yáñez, (Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain)
Citation:J. Montero, D.J. Tejada, J. Yáñez, (1994) "General Structure Functions", Kybernetes, Vol. 23 Iss: 3, pp.10 - 19
Keywords:Cybernetics, Reliability
Article type:Conceptual Paper
DOI:10.1108/03684929410058993 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:A general concept of a structure function is proposed by considering a general order topology, where possible degrees of performance for the system and its components are going to be represented. Finite multistate structure functions and continuum structures can therefore be viewed as particular cases. Gives general definitions of minimal path and minimal cut, allowing general reliability bounds based on them. These are applied to some multivalued structures.

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