Accession Number:

AD0628102

Title:

AN ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC RISK OF THE EXPONENTIAL ASSUMPTION IN RELIABILITY TESTING.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

The characteristics of the exponential time to failure distribution are compared with those of Weibull life distributions with shape parameter greater than one. Computer simulation is used to determine the probability of accepting an exponential life distribution hypothesis when the distributions are Weibull. An economic model is then used to show that, for items meeting reliability specifications, the risk may increase with the shape parameter when the exponential life distribution is assumed and sampling plans based on it are used. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE