Accession Number:

AD0285021

Title:

DESIGN FOR A FAILURE

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Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

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Report Date:

1962-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

This analysis concludes that there is a distinct need for specifying when it is acceptable for a piece of equipment to fail. Although there is a close relationship between specifying when parts may fail and specifying when they should not fail, there is an important difference. Designing for a specific time of failure tends to increase efficiency and does not necessarily reduce reliability. Also, more information about actual failure mechanisms is required to achieve failure reasonably close to a specified time. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE