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Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management (PSAM)

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Michael G. Stamatelatos
Michael G. Stamatelatos
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Harold S. Blackman
Harold S. Blackman
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ISBN-10:
0791802442
No. of Pages:
2576
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2006

The quantitative assessment of the reliability of network systems can be a quite difficult and computationally expensive problem in practice. In this respect, Monte Carlo simulation offers a valuable tool for capturing the complex stochastic behavior of distributed, interconnected systems.

To reduce the computational burden associated to the simulation, it is possible to resort to biasing techniques. These techniques have already been proven successful for binary network systems, in which the arcs and the nodes can stay in only two states, either functioning or failed.

In this paper, a biasing method is proposed for improving the efficiency of the unreliability...

Abstract
Introduction
Problem Statement
The Biasing Method
Application
Conclusions
Acknowledgment
References
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