Atlas Reliability Analysis
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
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Key elements of the 36 MJ Atlas capacitor bank have been evaluated for individual probabilities of failure. These have been combined to estimate system reliability which is to be greater than 95 on each experimental shot. This analysis utilizes Weibull or Weibull-like distributions with increasing probability of failure with the number of shots. For transmission line insulation, a minimum thickness is obtained and for the railgaps, a method for obtaining a maintenance interval from forthcoming life tests is suggested.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Statistics and Probability