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Application of a reliability model generator to a pressure tank system

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posted on 19.12.2012, 09:15 authored by Kathryn S. Stockwell, Sarah DunnettSarah Dunnett
A number of mathematical modelling techniques exist which are used to measure the performance of a given system, by assessing each individual component within the system. This can be used to determine the failure frequency or probability of failure of the system. Software is available to undertake the task of analysing these mathematical models after an individual or group of individuals manually create the models. The process of generating these models is time consuming and reduces the impact of the model on the system design. One way to improve this would be to automatically generate the model. In this work the procedure to automatically construct a model, based on Petri nets, for systems undergoing a phased-mission is applied to a pressure tank system, undertaking a four phase mission.



  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering


  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


STOCKWELL, K.S. and DUNNETT, S.J., 2012. Application of a reliability model generator to a pressure tank system. IN: Shengfeng Qin ... et al (eds). ICAC 12, Loughborough: the 18th International Conference on Automation and Computing: Integration of Design and Engineering, 7-8 September 2012, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK, pp.141-146.


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This conference paper was presented at the 18th International Conference on Automation & Computing, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK, 7-8 September 2012. It was subsequently published by IEEE at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6330545. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.