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The evolution of incidental sequences in a system is the combined result of stochastic and deterministic events, the former due to the failures of the components, the latter related to the physical behaviour of the system. The DYLAM-3 code for the reliability assessment of a system represents a powerful tool for integrating deterministic and failure events and it is based essentially on the systematic simulation of the physical process under study, both in nominal and in failed conditions. This report describes the main features of the DYLAM-3 code with reference to a simple system already analysed by other dynamic approaches. The same system is also studied with a time dependent fault-tree approach in order to show some features of dynamic methods. The report is completed with the input and output files and the source codes for some of the examples described. The routine employed for the evaluation of the time-dependent availability in the FT approximation is also included.

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Authors: COJAZZI G, JRC Ispra (IT);CACCIABUE P C, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15266 EN (1993) 43 pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Publication Department, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
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