Accession Number : AD0285021

Title :   DESIGN FOR A FAILURE

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : BISHOP,W.B.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This analysis concludes that there is a distinct need for specifying when it is acceptable for a piece of equipment to fail. Although there is a close relationship between specifying when parts may fail and specifying when they should not fail, there is an important difference. Designing for a specific time of failure tends to increase efficiency and does not necessarily reduce reliability. Also, more information about actual failure mechanisms is required to achieve failure reasonably close to a specified time. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, *PROBABILITY, *RELIABILITY, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE