Reliability analysis with dynamic reliability block diagrams in the Möbius modeling tool

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Abstract

Reliability block diagram (RBD) models are a commonly used reliability analysis method. For static RBD models, combinatorial solution techniques are easy and efficient. However, static RBDs are limited in their ability to express varying system state, dependent events, and non-series-parallel topologies. A recent extension to RBDs, called Dynamic Reliability Block Diagrams (DRBD), has eliminated those limitations. This tool paper details the RBD implementation in the Möbius modeling framework and provides technical details for using RBDs independently or in composition with other Mobius modeling formalisms. The paper explains how the graphical front-end provides a user-friendly interface for specifying RBD models. The back-end implementation that interfaces with the Möbius AFI to define and generate executable models that the Möbius tool uses to evaluate system metrics is also detailed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication9th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, ValueTools 2015
EditorsMarco Gribaudo, Philipp Reinecke, Katinka Wolter, William Knottenbelt, Ana Busic
PublisherICST
ISBN (Electronic)9781631900969
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event9th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, ValueTools 2015 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Dec 14 2015Dec 16 2015

Publication series

Name9th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, ValueTools 2015

Other

Other9th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, ValueTools 2015
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period12/14/1512/16/15

Keywords

  • Availability modeling
  • Continuous time Markov chain models
  • Mobius atomic model formalism
  • Reliability modeling
  • State-based reliability model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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    Keefe, K., & Sanders, W. H. (2015). Reliability analysis with dynamic reliability block diagrams in the Möbius modeling tool. In M. Gribaudo, P. Reinecke, K. Wolter, W. Knottenbelt, & A. Busic (Eds.), 9th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, ValueTools 2015 (9th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, ValueTools 2015). ICST. https://doi.org/10.4108/eai.14-12-2015.2262723