Frequency and Duration Concepts in System Reliability Evaluation Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper develops a mathematical theory associated with frequency and duration methods in system reliability evaluation. The approach is based upon the concept of frequency as an expectation of the state encounter rate. These concepts are then used to derive the basic conditions for mergeability which are very useful when evaluating the reliability of large systems. Reader Aids: Purpose: Advance state of the art Special math needed for explanations: Probability Special math needed for results: Same Results useful to: Power system and reliability engineers. Copyright by 1975 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability

author list (cited authors)

  • Singh, C., & Billinton, R.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Singh, Chanan||Billinton, Roy

publication date

  • April 1975