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Books

Rakowsky, U. K.:
System-Zuverlässigkeit. Reliability of Systems (in German). Hagen/Westfalen: LiLoLe-Verlag, 444 Seiten, 2002.

Rakowsky, U. K.; Richardson, N.:
Wörterbuch der Zuverlässigkeit. Dictionary of Reliability Engineering (in German). Hagen/Westfalen: LiLoLe-Verlag, 248 Seiten, mehr als 4800 Stichwörter, 2001.

Rakowsky, U. K.:
Theorie und Anwendung mehrwertiger Modelle in der technischen Zuverlässigkeit. Theory and Applications of Multistate Coherent Systems in Reliability Engineering (in German). Düsseldorf: VDI Verlag, 164 Seiten, 1992.

   
Journal Papers

Rakowsky, U. K.:
An Experiment on Diagnosis, Reliability Estimation, and Reliability Prognosis. Chemical Engineering Transactions, Vol. 33, pp 1111–1116, 2013. DOI: 10.3303/CET1333186.


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Rakowsky, U. K.; Gocht, U.:
Reasoning in Reliability Centred Maintenance Based on a Dempster-Shafer Approach. Journal of Risk and Reliability, Vol. 222, Part O, No. 4, pp 605–612, 2008.

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Rakowsky, U. K.:
Fundamentals of the Dempster-Shafer Theory and its Applications to Reliability Modeling. International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp 579–601, 2007.

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Rakowsky, U. K., Schneeweiss, W. G.:
Reliability Modelling of Multiphase Systems, Including the Reconfiguration of Redundancy Structures. Quality Technology and Quantitative Management Journal, Special Edition on New and Emerging Trends in Reliability, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp 71–83, 2007.


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Rakowsky, U. K.:
Modelling Reliability-Adaptive Multi-System Operation. International Journal of Automation and Computing, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp 192–198, 2006.

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Dietl, C.; Rakowsky, U. K.:
An Operating Strategy for High-Availability Multi-Station Transfer Lines. International Journal of Automation and Computing, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp 125–130, 2006.

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Rakowsky, U. K.; Kurpanik, C.:
Hardware Failure Generation and Injection for Testing Safety Relevant Wirings. Risk Decision and Policy, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp 151–160, 2003.

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Eisinger, S.; Rakowsky, U. K.:
Modeling of Uncertainties in Reliability Centered Maintenance – A Probabilistic Approach. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol. 71, No. 2, pp 159–164, 2001.

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Söffker, D.; Rakowsky, U. K.; Müller, P. C.; Peters, O. H.:
Perspektiven regelungs- und zuverlässigkeitstheoretischer Methoden zur Überwachung dynamischer Systeme aus sicherheitstechnischer Sicht. Perspective on Control Theory Methods for Monitoring Dynamical Systems under Safety and Reliability Engineering Aspects (in German). Automatisierungstechnik, Jahrgang 46, Nr. 6, S. 295–301, 1998.

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Rakowsky, U. K.; Mahnen, J. van:
Kenngrößen der Zuverlässigkeit. Reliability Measures (in German). Qualität und Zuverlässigkeit, Jahrgang 43, Nr. 5, S. 574+576, 1998.

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Rakowsky, U.:
Zuverlässigkeitsanalyse auf der Grundlage stetiger mehrwertiger Modelle. Applying Continuous Multistate Coherent Systems to Reliability Analysis (in German). Automatisierungstechnik, Jahrgang 43, Nr. 4, S. 174–180, 1995.

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International Conference Contributions

Rakowsky, U. K.; Bertsche, B.:
Introducing Type 5 to prognostics and health management classification schemes. Podofillini et al. (edts.): Safety, Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – 2015, Zurich/Switzerland. London: Taylor and Francis, pp 2451–2455, September 2015.

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Rakowsky, U. K.:
On the basic concepts of safety engineering. Kolowrocki, K.; Soszynska-Budny, J. (edts.): 9th Summer Safety and Reliability Seminars. Proceedings of the ESRA Summer Safety and Reliability Seminars – SSARS 2015, Gdansk-Sopot/Poland, invited plenary lecture. Journal of the Polish Safety and Reliability Association, Vol. 6 (2), pp 107–116, 2015.

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Rakowsky, U. K.:
A Small-scale Experiment on the Palmgren-Miner Linear Damage Hypothesis. Steenbergen et al. (edts.): Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis – Beyond the Horizon. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – 2013, Amsterdam/The Netherlands. London: CRC Press, pp 3057–3062, September 2013.

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Dietl, C.; Rakowsky, U. K.:
In situ diagnostics, reliability estimation and prognosis applied to cutting tool operation. Singh, M.; Rao, R. B. K. N.; Liyanage, J. P. (edts.): Advances in Industrial Asset Integrity Management. Proceedings of the International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics Engineering Management – CoMaDEM 2011, Stavanger, Norway. CoMaDEM International, pp 229–237, May 2011.

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Rakowsky, U. K.:
On the Time Paradox of Dynamic Multi-System Reliability Simulation. Ale, B. J. M.; Papazoglou, I. A.; Zio, E. (edts.): Reliability, Risk and Safety. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – ESREL 2010, Rhodes/Greece. London: CRC Press, pp 1043–1050, September 2010.

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Rakowsky, U. K.:
On the Prognosis of Failure Coincidences in Multi-System Scenarios. Kolowrocki, K.; Zio, E. (edts.): 4th Summer Safety and Reliability Seminars. Proceedings of the ESRA Summer Safety and Reliability Seminars – SSARS 2010, Gdansk-Sopot/Poland, invited plenary lecture. Journal of the Polish Safety and Reliability Association, Vol. 1, pp 203–213, 2010.

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Rakowsky, U. K.:
An Approach to Calculate Multi-System Failure Coincidence Probabilities. Bris, R.; Guedes Soares, C.; Martorell, S. (edts.): Reliability, Risk, and Safety – Theory and Applications. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – ESREL 2009, Prague/Czech Republic. London: CRC Press, Vol. 1, pp 145–151, August 2009.

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Rakowsky, U. K.:
Three-state Modelling of Dependent Component Failures with Domino Effects. Martorell, S.; Soares, C. G. (edts.): Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis – Theory, Methods and Applications. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – ESREL 2008, Valencia/Spain. London: CRC Press, Vol. 3, pp 2045–2050, September 2008.

DE

Rakowsky, U. K.:
The VDI Guideline on Requirements for the Qualification of Reliability Engineers – Curriculum and Certification Process. Martorell, S.; Soares, C. G. (edts.): Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis – Theory, Methods and Applications. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – ESREL 2008, Valencia/Spain. London: Taylor and Francis, Vol. 4, pp 3055–3058, September 2008.

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Rakowsky, U. K.:
Applying the Concept of Reliability-Adaptive Systems to Space System Safety and Reliability. ESA Communication Production Office: Space Safety in a Global World. Proceedings of the 2nd International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) Conference, Chicago/USA, SP-645. Noordwijk: ESA/ESTEC, July 2007.

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Rakowsky, U. K.:
Fundamentals of the Dempster-Shafer Theory and its Applications to System Safety and Reliability Modelling. Kolowrocki, K.; Zio, E. (edts.): 1st Summer Safety and Reliability Seminars. Proceedings of the ESRA Summer Safety and Reliability Seminars – SSARS 2007, Gdansk-Sopot/Poland, invited plenary lecture. Gdynia: Gdynia Maritime University, Vol. 2, pp 283–295, July 2007.


 

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Rakowsky, U. K.; Gocht, U.:
Modelling of Uncertainties in Reliability Centred Maintenance – A Dempster-Shafer Approach. Aven, T.; Vinnem, J. E. (edts.): Risk, Reliability and Societal Safety. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – ESREL 2007, Stavanger/Norway. London: Taylor and Francis, Vol. 1, pp 739–745, June 2007.


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Rakowsky, U. K.:
An Approach to Reliability-Adaptive Module Reconfiguration. Soares, C. G.; Zio, E. (edts.): Safety and Reliability for Managing Risk. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – ESREL 2006, Estoril/Portugal. London: Taylor and Francis, Vol. 2, pp 1689–1694, September 2006.

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Rakowsky, U. K.:
Some Notes on Probabilities and Non-Probabilistic Reliability Measures. Kolowrocki, K. (edt.): Advances in Safety and Reliability. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – ESREL 2005, Gdynia-Sopot-Gdansk/Poland. Leiden: Balkema, Vol. 2, pp 1645–1654, June 2005.

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Rakowsky, U. K.:
An Introduction to Reliability-Adaptive Systems. Kolowrocki, K. (edt.): Advances in Safety and Reliability. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – ESREL 2005, Gdynia-Sopot-Gdansk/Poland. Leiden: Balkema, Vol. 2, pp 1633–1636, June 2005.

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Rakowsky, U. K.:
On Multi-System Reliability and Operation. Kolowrocki, K. (edt.): Advances in Safety and Reliability. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – ESREL 2005, Gdynia-Sopot-Gdansk/Poland. Leiden: Balkema, Vol. 2, pp 1637–1644, June 2005.

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Dietl, C.; Rakowsky, U. K.:
Reliability-Adaptive Tool Change Management of Transfer Lines. Kolowrocki, K. (edt.): Advances in Safety and Reliability. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – ESREL 2005, Gdynia-Sopot-Gdansk/Poland. Leiden: Balkema, Vol. 1, pp 453–458, June 2005.

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Rakowsky, U. K.; Schneeweiss, W. G.:
An Approach to Reliability-Adaptive Multi-Robot Operation. ESA Communication Production Office: Advanced Space Technologies for Robotics and Automation. Proceedings of the 8th ASTRA Workshop, Noordwijk/The Netherlands, WPP-236. Noordwijk: ESA/ESTEC, pp 299–306, November 2004.

BO

Rakowsky, U. K.; Schneeweiss, W. G.:
Modelling Dependent Component Failures with Domino Effects. Spitzer, C.; Schmocker, U.; Dang, V. N. (edts.): Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management. Proceedings of the joined PSAM 7 – ESREL 2004 Conference, Berlin/Germany. London: Springer, Vol. 2, pp 926–931, June 2004.

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Schneeweiss, W. G.; Rakowsky, U. K.:
Designing Petri Nets for Systems with Component Failure Dependencies. Spitzer, C.; Schmocker, U.; Dang, V. N. (edts.): Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management. Proceedings of the joined PSAM 7 – ESREL 2004 Conference, Berlin/Germany. London: Springer, Vol. 3, pp 1345–1350, June 2004.

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Savic, R.; Rakowsky, U. K.:
A Neuro-Fuzzy Reliability Optimisation Method Considering Life Cycle Costs. Spitzer, C.; Schmocker, U.; Dang, V. N. (edts.): Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management. Proceedings of the joined PSAM 7 – ESREL 2004 Conference, Berlin/Germany. London: Springer, Vol. 3, pp 1388–1394, June 2004.

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Dietl, C.; Rakowsky, U. K.:
Reliability-Adaptive Control of Tool Wear in Transfer Lines. Spitzer, C.; Schmocker, U.; Dang, V. N. (edts.): Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management. Proceedings of the joined PSAM 7 – ESREL 2004 Conference, Berlin/Germany. London: Springer, Vol. 5, pp 3040–3047, June 2004.

KI

Rakowsky, U. K.; Pabst, I.:
On Modelling Reliability Properties in Descriptor Form. Bedford, T.; Gelder, P.H.A.J.A.M. (edts.): Safety and Reliability. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – ESREL 2003, Maastricht/The Netherlands. Lisse: Balkema, Vol. 2, pp 1281–1288, June 2003.

KH

Rakowsky, U. K.; Kurpanik, C.:
Hardware Failure Generation and Injection for Testing Safety Relevant Wirings. Smalko, Z.; Kolowrocki, K. (edts.): Safety and Reliability International Conference. Proceedings of the KONBiN 2003 Conference, Gdynia/Poland. Warszawa: WITWL, Vol. 2, pp 257–264, May 2003.

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Rakowsky, U. K.; Eisinger, S.:
Decision-Making in Reliability Centred Maintenance Based on Probabilistic and Fuzzy Approaches. Lydersen, S.; Hansen, G. K.; Sandtorv, H. A. (edts.): Safety and Reliability. Proceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability – ESREL 1998, Trondheim/Norway. Rotterdam: Balkema, Vol. 1, pp 199–205, June 1998.

ID

Rakowsky, U. K.; Söffker, D.:
Real-Time Reliability Evaluation of Vibrating Mechanical Structures. Pusey, H.C.; Pusey, S. (edts.): A Critical Link – Diagnosis to Prognosis. Proceedings of the 12th ASME Conference on Reliability, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention, Virginia Beach, USA. Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology, pp 625–636, April 1997.

KB

Söffker, D.; Rakowsky, U. K.:
Perspectives of Monitoring and Control of Vibrating Structures by Combining New Methods of Fault Detection with New Approaches of Reliability Engineering. Pusey, H.C.; Pusey, S. (edts.): A Critical Link – Diagnosis to Prognosis. Proceedings of the 12th ASME Conference on Reliability, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention, Virginia Beach, USA. Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology, pp 671–682, April 1997.

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German Conference Contributions

Rakowsky, U. K.:
Anwendung der VDI 4002 an der Hochschule Ruhr West zur Qualifizierung von Studierenden. Applying Guideline VDI 4002 at the Ruhr West University of Applied Science for Student Qualification (in German). Tagung Technische Zuverlässigkeit – TTZ 2015, Leonberg/Germany. VDI-Berichte Nr. 2260. Düsseldorf: VDI Verlag, S. 233–244, 2015.

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Rakowsky, U. K.:
Ein Ansatz zur Entscheidungsfindung im Obsoleszenz-Management. An Approach to Reasoning in Obsolescence Management (in German). Tagung Technische Zuverlässigkeit – TTZ 2007, Stuttgart/Germany. VDI-Berichte Nr. 1984. Düsseldorf: VDI Verlag, S. 109–115, 2007.

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Rakowsky, U. K.; Altun, B.:
Ein Experiment zum Zuverlässigkeitsgewinn durch Unterlastung. An Experiment on Gaining Reliability by Derating (in German). Tagung Technische Zuverlässigkeit – TTZ 2005, Stuttgart/Germany. VDI-Berichte Nr. 1884. Düsseldorf: VDI Verlag, S. 109–117, 2005.

BQ

Eusgeld, I.; Rakowsky, U. K.:
Strategien zur Rekonfigurierung fehlertoleranter und zuverlässigkeits-adaptiver Systeme. Strategies on Reconfigurating Fault-Tolerant and Reliability-Adaptive Systems (in German). Tagung Technische Zuverlässigkeit – TTZ 2005, Stuttgart/Germany. VDI-Berichte Nr. 1884. Düsseldorf: VDI Verlag, S. 9–19, 2005.

IT

Rakowsky, U. K.; Schneeweiss, W. G.:
Zur Zuverlässigkeitsanalyse von Systemen mit rekonfigurierenden Strukturen. On Reliability Analysis of Reconfigurating Systems (in German). Tagung Technische Zuverlässigkeit – TTZ 2002, Stuttgart/Germany. VDI-Berichte Nr. 1713. Düsseldorf: VDI Verlag, S. 324–340, 2002.

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Schneeweiss, W. G.; Rakowsky, U. K.:
Der Entwurf von Petri-Netzen für mehrphasige Missionen. The Design of Petri Nets for Multi-Phase Missions (in German). Tagung Technische Zuverlässigkeit – TTZ 2002, Stuttgart/Germany. VDI-Berichte Nr. 1713. Düsseldorf: VDI Verlag, S. 264–278, 2002.

PB

Rakowsky, U. K.; Theis, I.:
Safety Truth Tables – ein methodisches Werkzeug der Sicherheits- und Zuverlässigkeitsanalyse für die frühe Konstruktionsphase. Safety Truth Tables – A Safety and Reliability Engineering Method Applied During Early Construction Phases of Systems (in German). Tagung Technische Zuverlässigkeit – TTZ 1997, Braunschweig/Germany. VDI-Berichte Nr. 1364. Düsseldorf: VDI Verlag, S. 101–111, 1997.

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Söffker, D.; Rakowsky, U. K.; Müller, P. C.; Peters, O. H.:
Perspektiven regelungstheoretischer Methoden zur Überwachung dynamischer Systeme aus sicherheitstechnischer Sicht. On the Perspectives of Fault Detection Methods in Monitoring Dynamical Systems from a Safety Engineering Point of View (in German). Tagung Sicherheitstechnik und Automatisierung, 1997, Langen/Germany. VDI-Berichte Nr. 1336. Düsseldorf: VDI Verlag, S. 223–232, 1997.

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Rakowsky, U. K.; Söffker, D.:
Verknüpfung von Methoden der Regelungstheorie und der Technischen Zuverlässigkeit zur Modellierung dynamischer Systeme. Combining Methods of Control Theory and Reliability Theory to Model Dynamic Systems (in German). GMA-Kongress Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik, 1996, Baden-Baden/Germany. VDI-Berichte Nr. 1282. Düsseldorf: VDI Verlag, S. 753–763, 1996.

KA

Rakowsky, U.; Meyna, A.:
Redundanzformen für Mehrwertige Modelle. Redundant Structures in Multistate Coherent Systems (in German). Tagung Technische Zuverlässigkeit – TTZ 1991, München/Germany. ITG-Fachbericht 116 – Technische Zuverlässigkeit 1991. Berlin: VDE-Verlag, S. 43–56, 1991.

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German Engineers Association Guidelines

Rakowsky, U. K., Schneeweiss, W. G.:
VDI Guideline 4008, Part 5: Reliability Methodology – State Flow Graphs. 3rd edition, completely revised, greenprint, 2012-06.
VDI Richtlinie 4008 Blatt 5: Methoden der Zuverlässigkeit – Zustandsflussgraphen. Dritte Ausgabe, vollständig neu bearbeitet, Gründruck, 2012-06.


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Rakowsky, U. K. et al.:
VDI Guideline 4002, Part 2: Reliability Engineer – Requirements for Qualification. Berlin: Beuth Publishing, 42 pages, 1st edition, in English and German, 2011-09.
VDI Richtlinie 4002 Blatt 2: Zuverlässigkeitsingenieur/Zuverlässigkeitsingenieurin – Anforderungen an die Qualifizierung. Berlin: Beuth Verlag, 42 Seiten, erste Ausgabe, in Deutsch und Englisch, 2011-09.


ZI

Schröpel, H.; Krolo, A; Rakowsky, U. K.; Haak, R.:
VDI Guideline 4002, Part 1: Reliability Engineer – Job Description. Berlin: Beuth Publishing, 8 pages, 1st edition, in English and German, 2011-04.
VDI Richtlinie 4002 Blatt 1: Zuverlässigkeitsingenieur/Zuverlässigkeitsingenieurin – Berufsbild. Berlin: Beuth Verlag, 8 Seiten, erste Ausgabe, in Deutsch und Englisch, 2011-04.


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Rakowsky, U. K.; Schnieder, E.; Schneeweiss, W. G.; Müller, J. R.:
VDI Guideline 4008, Part 4: Reliability Methodology – Petri Nets. Berlin: Beuth Publishing, 21 pages, 1st edition, in English and German, 2008-07.
VDI Richtlinie 4008 Blatt 4: Methoden der Zuverlässigkeit – Petri-Netze. Berlin: Beuth Verlag, 21 Seiten, erste Ausgabe, in Deutsch und Englisch, 2008-07.


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Rakowsky, U. K.:
VDI Guideline 4001, Part 2: Reliability Terminology. More than 1000 terms in English and German, definitions in German. Berlin: Beuth Publishing, 56 pages, 2nd edition, new release, 2006-07.
VDI Richtlinie 4001 Blatt 2: Terminologie der Zuverlässigkeit. Mehr als 1000 Benennungen in Deutsch und Englisch, Definitionen in Deutsch. Berlin: Beuth Verlag, 56 Seiten, zweite Ausgabe, Neuerscheinung, 2006-07.


TM

Rakowsky, U. K.:
VDI Guideline 4008, Part 3: Markovian State Modelling with a Finite Number of States (in German). Berlin: Beuth Publishing, 17 pages, 2nd edition, completely revised, 1999-04. Publication withdrawn 2011-04.
VDI Richtlinie 4008 Blatt 3: Markoff-Zustandsänderungsmodelle mit endlich vielen Zuständen. Berlin: Beuth Verlag, 17 Seiten, zweite Ausgabe, vollständig neu bearbeitet, 1999-04. Veröffentlichung zurückgezogen 2011-04.


MZ

Rakowsky, U. K.:
VDI Guideline 4008, Part 5: State Flow Graphs (in German). Berlin: Beuth Publishing, 16 pages, 2nd edition, new release, 1997-04.
VDI Richtlinie 4008 Blatt 5: Zustandsflußgraphen. Berlin: Beuth Verlag, 16 Seiten, zweite Ausgabe, Neuerscheinung, 1997-04.


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Research Report

Rakowsky, U.; Meyna, A.; Peters, O. H.:
Sicherheits- und Zuverlässigkeitsanalyse bei endlich vielen Betriebs-/Ausfallarten eines technischen Systems unter Zugrundelegung mehrwertiger Modelle. Safety and Reliability Analysis Applying Multistate Coherent Systems with Limited Numbers of Operating and Failure Modes (in German). Abschlussbericht zum DFG-Projekt Pe 179/7-1/2. Bonn: DFG, 387 Seiten, 1992.

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