Accession Number:

ADA011238

Title:

Research Study of Reliability Prediction of Mechanical and Structural Systems. Volume I. R and M Prediction in Engineering Development

Descriptive Note:

Special publication

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Valid predictions of R and M Reliability and Maintainability should be based on design processes as the true determinants. Failure to do this and to develop the necessary data has resulted from lack of understanding and liaison between analysts and designers. The first corrective step should be development of a data base, initially from design testing, then from better instrumentation of R and M testing, using design, instrumentation, and data systems skills. Design-oriented failure-mode analysis and maintainability analysis are necessary for data classification. Proper use of the data for prediction depends upon an improved understanding and liaison between analysts and designers.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE