In this study, a method for transient analysis of availability
and survivability of a system with the standby components is presented.
The availability and survivability of the standby systems is evaluated
in two cases, the standby systems with the identical components and the
standby systems with the non-identical components. In this study the Markov
models, eigen vectors and eigen values for analyzing the transient availability
and survivability of the system are employed. The method is implemented
through an algorithm which is tested in MATLAB (matrix laboratory) programming
environment. The new method enjoys a stronger mathematical foundation
and more flexibility for analyzing the transient availability and survivability
of the system.
M. Amiri, F. Ghassemi-Tari, A. Mohtashami and J.S. Sadaghiani, 2008. A Methodology for Analyzing the Transient Availability and Survivability of a System with the Standby Components in Two Cases: The Identical Components and the Non-Identical Components. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 4105-4112.