Using and abusing bounds for network reliability

Charles J. Colbourn, Louis D. Nel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations


The roles of reliability analysis and connectivity analysis in the selection of a network topology that can support the intended traffic at acceptable speed and acceptable cost are considered. The use of bounds for network reliability is studied, focusing on the effective use of the bounds in network design and indicating where their use is inappropriate. A number of strategies for bounding network reliability that can be applied in the network design process are studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM '90
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0879426322
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference & Exhibition Part 3 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Dec 2 1990Dec 5 1990

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference and Exhibition


OtherIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference & Exhibition Part 3 (of 3)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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