Research Study of Reliability Prediction of Mechanical and Structural Systems. Volume 2
DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK
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This study was intended to assess the state-of-the-art of predicting the reliability of items that fail due to mechanical stresses, and to identify those areas in which development effort should be intensified. In order to achieve an orientation toward application rather than analytical theories, a sample approach has been chosen by AMSAA, the details of the sample being selected by consultation between AMSAA and the University of Delaware. The study revealed a dearth of design-oriented data on mechanical failures and a virtual absence of analytical methods and expertise to use such data. Development of a data base is recommended, initially from design testing. This experience and its result will provide a basis of analytical expertise to use the data for reliability prediction.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems