THE APPLICATION OF THE CONCEPT OF RELIABILITY TO TEXTILE PRODUCTS
Summary rept. May 1966-Sep 1967
ARMY NATICK LABS MA CLOTHING AND ORGANIC MATERIALS LAB
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In common with many other natural products, the nature and use patterns of items of textile clothing and equipage are such that data for formulating exact models for predicting reliability in terms of mission times and mean-times-between failures are not easily obtainable. However, reliability analysis based upon the probability of determining whether or not a given characteristic falls within the use requirements for the material or material system has been found feasible in many cases. A considerable amount of such data is available and is presented in the report to suggest possible approaches for reliability analysis studies. Some of the inherent problems in applying reliability analysis to a broad range of textile end items are examined and discussed.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems