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] Li D. S. , Zhenga D. , Cao Z. J. , Tang X. S. , Phoon K. K. ( 2013 ), Response surface methods for slope reliability analysis: Review and comparison . Engineering Geology , 203 , 3 – 14

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. IEEE recommended practice for the design of reliable industrial and commercial power systems, IEEE 493TM, 2007. IEEE guide for electric power distribution reliability indices , 2001

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://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2010-to-2015- government-policy-road-network-and-traffic (last visited 25 July 2015). [7] Ekpiwhre E. O. , Tee K. F. Reliability

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Periodica , Vol. 9 , No. 1 , 2014 , pp. 7 – 16 . [2] Breysse D. (Ed.) Non-destructive assessment of concrete structures: Reliability

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As it is known, the immune system found in higher evolutional level biological organisms is a distributed and multilayered system that is robust and able to identify infectious pathogens, injury, diseases, or other harmful effects. Therefore, their properties and abilities — like self-healing or surviving — would be more advantageous in many mechatronic applications, where often are imposed robustness and also high reliability operation requirements. Founded by these observations, the paper is focused on modeling and simulation artificial embryonic structures, with the purpose to develop VLSI hardware architectures able to imitate cells or organism operation mode, with similar robustness like their biological equivalents from nature. Self-healing algorithms and artificial immune properties implementation is investigated and experimented on the developed models. The presented theoretical and simulation approaches were tested on a FPGA-based embryonic network architecture (embryonic machine), built with the purpose to implement on silicon fault-tolerant and surviving properties of living organisms.

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The aim of this research work is the analysis of the dimensioning of EC’s of the vertical bearing structures of buildings, within the framework. In the beginning the bearing resistance of spread foundation is analyzed. The aim is to evaluate the method of EC-7 in the light of the safety to be demanded according to the current standard and reliability method. The current work describes the opportunity of determining this latter.

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The paper presents methods of inspection of masonry arch railway bridges. Results of a test program are demonstrated where the efficiency of various non-destructive testing methods for the inspection of arches was studied. It is shown that non-destructive investigation can provide valuable information regarding the condition of the bridge and help establishing basic input parameters for structural analysis and condition assessment.

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, A. V. , Statschhuk , M. H. , Tóth, L. 2005 . Reliability and durability of structural elements for heat- and power equipments (in Ukrainian) , Kyiv , 2005 . IAEA , 2005 : Proc . IAEA Technical Meeting on

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] DIN EN 60812 ( 2006 ), Analysis techniques for system reliability – Procedure for failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) . Deutsches Institut für Normung . [9] BS5760

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the variation in reproducibility between different pressures. This kind of data is one of the simplest demonstrations of the importance of vacuum-assistance on the reliability of cast products. Several slopes can sometimes be distinguished from the

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