IEICE Trans Fundamentals, Vol. E76-A, No. 4, April 1993.

Evaluating Terminal Pair System Reliability
M. Pecht, J. She, and D. Barker


An algorithm is presented to evaluate terminal pair reliability for complex systems.  The approach is an extension of the minimal path set concept for non-target nodes, and uses the concept of disjoint branch sets.  By means of disjoint branch set techniques, the partial disjoint features of sub-paths (i.e., part of a path is disjoint to the rest of the path) are used to reduce the number of path intersections in the calculation of the system reliability.

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