Testing systems of identical components

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Ünlüyurt, Tonguç (2005) Testing systems of identical components. Journal of combinatorial optimization, 10 (3). pp. 261-282. ISSN 1382-6905 (Print) 1573-2886 (Online)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10878-005-4106-4


We consider the problem of testing sequentially the components of a multi-component reliability system in order to figure out the state of the system via costly tests. In particular, systems with identical components are considered. The notion of lexicographically large binary decision trees is introduced and a heuristic algorithm based on that notion is proposed. The performance of the heuristic algorithm is demonstrated by computational results, for various classes of functions. In particular, in all 200 random cases where the underlying function is a threshold function, the proposed heuristic produces optimal solutions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:sequential testing; boolean functions; binary decision trees
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
ID Code:506
Deposited By:Tonguç Ünlüyurt
Deposited On:28 Nov 2005 02:00
Last Modified:22 Oct 2019 15:47

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