Journal of Applied Sciences1812-56541812-5662Asian Network for Scientific Information10.3923/jas.2009.1074.1081AmiriMaghsoudGhassemi-TariFarhadRahimi Mazrae ShahiMohsenSalehi SadaghianiJamshidMahtasshamiAli6200996The main purpose of this study is to offer a new method
for transient analysis of availability and survivability of a system with
the identical components and one repairman and with every combination
of components either standard system for example series systems, parallel
systems, stand-by systems and K out of N systems or complex system. This
method is a technique for fault tree evaluation too. The considered system
is supposed to consist of n components and there are some composition
of them that systems the failure occurs when one of its composition occur.
Some concepts such as fault tree, Markov models, Eigen vectors and Eigen
values are employed for analyzing the transient availability and survivability
of the system. By reason of using fault tree analysis, the new method
is useful for large systems where high reliability is required and where
the design is to incorporated many layers of protection such as in nuclear
reactor systems. The method is implemented through an algorithm which
is tested in MATLAB programming environment. The new method enjoys a stronger
mathematical foundation and more flexibility for analyzing the transient
availability and survivability of the system.]]>Moustafa, M.S.,1998Pham, H. and M. Pham,1991Shao, J. and L.R. Lamberson,1991Zhang, Y.L., M.J. Zuo and R.C.M. Yam,2000Li, X., M.J. Zuo, R.C.M. Yam,2006Sarhan, A. and A.M. Abouammoh,2001Gohary, A.I.E. and A.M.Sarhan,2005Azaron, A., H. Katagiri, K. Kato and M. Sakawa,2006Amiri, M. and F. Ghassemi-Tari,2007Amiri, M. and F. Ghassemi,2007Amiri, M., F. Ghassemi, A. Mohtashami and J. Salehi Sadaghiani,2008 Vesely, W.E., F.F. Goldberg, N.H. Roberts and D.F. Haasl,1980Bolch, G., S. Greiner, H. de Meer and K.S. Trivedi,2006Frank Lees, P.,1996Moustafa, M.S.,1998