Multistate System Reliability with Dependencies explains how to select a model of load sharing that best describes the impact
of changes in reliability states of components. This is mainly achieved via a generalization of two-state system reliability
analysis, where equal load sharing and local load sharing rules are commonly used. The material covers basic concepts of traditional
reliability theory, including the concept of probability, failures, series and parallel systems, k-out-of-n systems, and more.
It features cutting-edge theorems on the reliability analysis of multistate systems that take into account component degradation
and dependencies between subsystems and components in subsystems.
Other themes addressed include renewable systems
and the availability analysis of multistate systems. Combining results of the reliability analysis of multistate systems with
dependent components and the results of the classical renewal theory, the availability analysis of multistate systems under
the assumption of imperfect renovation is also provided.