Decision Diagrams and their Applications in System Reliability Analysis (决策图及其在系统可靠性分析中的应用)

Liudong Xing
Dr. Liudong Xing is a tenured Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Dartmouth. She received her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2002. Her current research focuses on reliability modeling and analysis of complex systems and networks. Dr. Xing’s research has been supported by the US more


Decision diagrams, which are primarily based on Shannon’s decomposition theorem, can represent logical functions as graphs in the form that is both canonical and compact. Since 1993 when binary decision diagrams (BDDs) were first adapted and applied to fault tree reliability analysis of binary-state systems, decision diagrams have become the state-of-the-art combinatorial models for efficient reliability analysis of different types of complex systems. This presentation will explain basics of BDDs and their extended forms. Application of different forms of decision diagrams to reliability analysis of binary-state systems, multi-state systems, and phased-mission systems will be introduced.

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