Accession Number:

AD0737253

Title:

Component Failure Rates and Their Role in Reliability Prediction

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ADMIRALTY SURFACE WEAPONS ESTABLISHMENT PORTSMOUTH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The report details various sources of failure rate data, illustrating their uses and limitations. Failure rate data from eight sources is included. The principles involved in using this data to predict equipment reliability are included, and examples of the type of calculation involved for various systems are fully described. Useful predictions are possible but great care is necessary both in the choice of failure rate data and the actual use to which the prediction is put. Brief mention is made of other methods of prediction, such as multiple regression analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE