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Structure functions with fuzzy states.

Cutello, V. and Montero de Juan, Francisco Javier and Yañez Gestoso, Francisco Javier (1996) Structure functions with fuzzy states. Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 83 (2). pp. 189-202. ISSN 0165-0114

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Abstract

Systems are modeled in Reliability Theory by means of Structure Functions, which show how the system state of performance depends on the state of all its components. In this paper we consider that the space of states allowed for both the system and its components is an appropriate family of fuzzy numbers. Basic concepts in classical crisp binary and multistate models in Reliability Theory are in this way generalized. Some particular consequences relative to component importance are also analyzed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Reliability theory; Structure functions; Fuzzy numbers
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Operations research
Sciences > Mathematics > Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
ID Code:16827
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