Accession Number:

AD0772918

Title:

Approximately Optimum Confidence Bounds for System Reliability Based on Component Test Data,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP CANOGA PARK CALIF ROCKETDYNE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

A unified treatment of three different models concerning the problem of obtaining suitably accurate confidence bounds on series or parallel system reliability from subsystem test data is explored and developed. The component or subsystem test data are assumed to be 1 exponentially distributed with censoring or truncation for a fixed number of failures, 2 exponentially distributed with truncation of tests at fixed times, and 3 binomially distributed pass-fail with fixed but different sample sizes and random numbers of failures for subsystem tests. Rather unique relations between the three models are found and discussed based on the binomial reliability study of Mann 1971. The extension of results to complex systems is also treated. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE