Accession Number : ADA257574


Title :   Optimum Design of Experiments in Composite Reliability


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Coleman, James W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257574.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 120


Abstract : Many composite material applications require a high degree of safety and functionality. This demands that reliability be incorporated in composite design. The design prediction of reliability requires a parametric model based on the failure processes in strength and life. The estimation of the model parameters requires large data set usually limited by time and equipment. The objective of this investigation is to provide, via simulation, a statistics based rationale of experiment design. The result enables multiple use of limited equipment through scheduled censoring to optimize information.


Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS , *EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , *RELIABILITY , SIMULATION , PREDICTIONS , THEORY , FAILURE , SAFETY , REDUNDANCY , INFORMATION THEORY , TIME , THESES , STATISTICS , MODELS , PARAMETERS , MATERIALS


Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE