ISyE Seminar - Elsayed A. Elsayed

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TITLE:  Reliability Estimation of k-out-of-n Pairs: G Balanced SystemsABSTRACT:The reliability of k-out-of-n:G systems has received attention due to its importance as a redundant configuration. The k-out-of-n pairs:G balanced system, which requires balancing the arrangement of units, is an emerging area for investigation due to the increase in its applicability in aerospace and military industries and unmanned aerial systems. In this presentation, we investigate the reliability of k-out-of-n pairs:G balanced systems. We propose a heuristic for reliability estimation for symmetrically balanced and unbalanced systems. The computational effort in estimating the reliability of such systems for large number of pairs is discussed. We provide numerical examples for demonstration. Other topics in reliability engineering will be briefly presented.Bio:E. A. Elsayed is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University.  He is also the Director of the NSF/ Industry/ University Co-operative Research Center for Quality and Reliability Engineering.  His research interests are in the areas of quality and reliability engineering, manufacturing processes and production planning and control.  He is a co-author of Quality Engineering in Production Systems, McGraw Hill Book Company.  He is also the author of Reliability Engineering, John Wiley and Sons and Analysis and Control of Production Systems, Prentice Hall. His research has been funded by the DoD, FAA, NSF and industry.  Dr. Elsayed has been a consultant for US Army, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Ingersoll-Rand, Johnson & Johnson, Personal Products, AT&T Communications, BellCore and other companies.  He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IIE Transactions and the Editor of the IIE Transactions on Quality and Reliability Engineering.  He also served as Editor-in-Chief of Quality Technology and Quality Management. He serves on the editorial boards of eight journals in different capacities.


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  • Created By: Anita Race
  • Created: 01/25/2016
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 04/13/2017


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