Multivalued continuum systems



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Montero, Javier and Tejada Cazorla, Juan Antonio and Yáñez, Javier (1993) Multivalued continuum systems. European Journal Of Operational Research, 69 (1). pp. 55-64. ISSN 0377-2217

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This paper deals with continuum systems, where a continuous degree of performance levels between perfect functioning and complete failure is allowed. Here we shall assume that the system can be modeled as a structure function given by a mapping from the n-dimensional unit hypercube into a k-dimensional unit hypercube, in such a way that the performance of the system is described according to k single continuum-valued criteria. Some basic concepts relative to these continuum multivalued systems are discussed and general reliability bounds are obtained based upon the minimal paths and minimal cuts of the k associated single-valued continuum systems.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Continuum systems; perfect functioning; complete failure; reliability bounds; minimal paths; minimal cuts
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Operations research
ID Code:15974
Deposited On:18 Jul 2012 08:26
Last Modified:02 Jun 2016 14:18

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