2015 Volume E98.A Issue 10 Pages 2096-2100
In this study, we investigate whether copula modeling contributes to the improvement of reliability evaluation in a cascading failure-occurrence environment. In particular, as a basic problem, we focus on a 2-unit parallel system whose units may fail dependently each other. As a result, the reliability assessment of the system by using the maximal copula provides more accurate evaluation than the traditional Weibull analysis, if the degree of dependency between two units are high. We show this result by using several simulation studies.