A model for early life availability growth of a system of systems

Walls, Lesley and Zitrou, Athena and Wilson, Kevin and Bedford, Tim (2013) A model for early life availability growth of a system of systems. In: 8th International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Reliability (MMR2013), 2013-07-01 - 2013-07-04.

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Abstract

Modeling is important to support decisions within a reliability growth program. Modern technologies and reliability management present interesting challenges for the manner in which we approach growth modeling. For example: performance might be framed as availability and not just reliability; improvement during early design or early operational life may be more meaningful than just during development test; the need to model at a system, or even system of systems, level may be required to support meaningful decisions. This paper presents a model motivated by the need to represent uncertainties in the availability growth of an off-shore wind farm during its warranty period. The presentation will describe this particular model in more depth as well as discussing more general challenges of reliability growth.

ORCID iDs

Walls, Lesley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7016-9141, Zitrou, Athena, Wilson, Kevin and Bedford, Tim ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3545-2088;