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Abstract

THIS REPORT LOOKS AT THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A FORMALISED LANGUAGE FOR THE DESCRIPTION OF RELIABILITY PROBLEMS. SUCH A LANGUAGE WOULD PROVIDE A STANDARD INTERFACE BETWEEN THE PHYSICAL PROBLEM AND THE RELIABILITY ANALYSIS TOOL INDEPENDENT OF THE TYPE OF PROBLEM OR THE CHOICE OF ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE. THE RANGE OF PARAMETERS REQUIRED FOR DESCRIBING RELIABILITY PROBLEMS IS INVESTIGATED AS ARE THE CURRENT TECHNIQUES FOR ANALYSIS. A LANGUAGE, RDL, IS PROPOSED WHICH MEETS THE ABOVE OBJECTIVES, AND EXAMPLES ARE GIVEN OF ITS ABILITY TO FORM A CLEAR AND UNAMBIGUOUS STATEMENT OF A RANGE OF RELIABILITY PROBLEMS. THE CONCLUSIONS ARE THAT SUCH A RELIABILITY DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE IS FEASIBLE, AND THAT WRITING A FORMAL, STRUCTURED DESCRIPTION OF RELIABILITY PROVIDES A STANDARD FORM OF DOCUMENTATION AND ENCOURAGES A DISCIPLINED APPROACH TO PROBLEM ANALYSIS WHERE ASSUMPTIONS, INCONSISTENCIES AND AMBIGUITIES ARE CLEARLY HIGHLIGHTED.

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Authors: DEANS N D, SCHOOL OF ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, ROBERT GORDON'S INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND;MILLER A J SCHOOL OF ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, ROBERT GORDON'S INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND, SCHOOL OF ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, ROBERT GORDON'S INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11753 EN (1988) MF, PP 117, ECU 8.00, BLOW-UP COPY, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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Record Number: 1989126224600 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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