Lifeline Systems Reliability, Serviceability and Reconstructionby F. Kozin, Polytechnic Univ, United States,
M. Grigoriu, Polytechnic Univ, United States,
Abstract: In this paper we present a brief outline of methods and results for characterizing the reliability and serviceability of oil pipeline systems. Further, we present an outline of methods for determining optimal reconstruction policies applicable to general lifeline systems based upon Markov decision processes.
Subject Headings: System reliability | Markov process | Oil pipelines | Serviceability | Construction management | Seismic tests | Seismic waves
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