Reliability design and RVaR

Charles S. Tapiero

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This paper provides an alternative valuation approach to reliability design based a concept of Value at Risk (VaR) used in finance to measure risk exposure. An accounting of the direct and indirect costs combined with the costs needed to meet contingent claims in case of default is used to redefine the traditional reliability design problem, resulting is a nonlinear optimization problem which we can solve by the usual methods. Applications are used to demonstrate the approach used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-353
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2005


  • Reliability
  • Risk valuation
  • Value at risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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