Accession Number : AD0422811

Title :   AN ANALYSIS OF SOME FAILURE DATA,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Davis,D. J.

Report Date : 12 FEB 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A summary is given of the rationale and statistical techniques employed in the analysis of some failure data obtained from operations performed by machines and people. These data are compared to frequency distributions arising from either an exponential or a normal theory of failure. The agreement between theory and data is evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, PROBABILITY, RELIABILITY, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), STATISTICAL TESTS, SAMPLING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ERRORS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE