Data from: Reliability modelling and analysis of a multi-state element based on a dynamic Bayesian network
Li, Zhi-Qiang et al. (2018), Data from: Reliability modelling and analysis of a multi-state element based on a dynamic Bayesian network, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.1ch71sd
This paper presents a quantitative reliability modelling and analysis method for multi-state elements (MSEs) based on a combination of the Markov process and a dynamic Bayesian network (DBN), taking perfect repair, imperfect repair and condition-based maintenance (CBM) into consideration. The Markov models of elements without repair and under CBM are established, and an absorbing set is introduced to determine the reliability of the repairable element. According to the state-transition relations between the states determined by the Markov process, a DBN model is built. In addition, its parameters for series and parallel systems, namely, conditional probability tables (CPTs), can be calculated by referring to the conditional degradation probabilities. Finally, the power of a control unit in a failure model is used as an example. A dynamic fault tree (DFT) is translated into a Bayesian network (BN) model, and subsequently extended to a DBN. The results show the state probabilities of an element and the system without repair, with perfect and imperfect repair, and under CBM, with an absorbing set plotted by differential equations and verified. Through referring forward, the reliability value of the control unit is determined in different kinds of modes. Finally, weak nodes are noted in the control unit.
National Science Foundation, Award: National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 51605487)