Accession Number : AD0475977


Title :   INVESTIGATION OF RELIABILITY OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS.


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 28 Jun 64-31 Oct 65.


Corporate Author : LOCKHEED-GEORGIA CO MARIETTA


Report Date : 31 Oct 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 280


Abstract : This report encompasses basic investigations pertaining to the reliability of mechanical systems. The investigations deal primarily with development of reliability analysis methodology and data. Analytical predictions and apportionment models are presented which permit estimation and allocation of reliability of complex mechanical systems through the use of relatively simple mathematical formulation. A statistical analysis of aging characteristics of mechanical systems is also provided. A component classification system which categorizes mechanical components by basic type is developed; and standard failure data including basic failure rates, failure modes, and life curves are provided for each category of components. An investigation of the relationships between component failure rates and specific design and application parameters is also presented. (Author)


Descriptors :   *RELIABILITY , *MACHINES , FAILURE(MECHANICS) , ERRORS , AGING(MATERIALS) , HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT , TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , OPERATION , MISSION PROFILES , STRESSES , FRACTURE(MECHANICS) , VALVES , SOLENOIDS , FAILURE


Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE