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Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Volume 2014, Article ID 242408, 8 pages
Research Article

Simplification of State Transition Diagrams in Average Unavailability Analysis by Using Generalized Perturbation Theory

Graduate Program of Nuclear Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Avenida Horácio Macedo 2030, Bloco G, Sala 206, 21941-914 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Received 30 October 2013; Revised 21 February 2014; Accepted 21 February 2014; Published 17 April 2014

Academic Editor: Borut Mavko

Copyright © 2014 R. C. Vicente et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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