Accession Number : AD0855546

Title :   Analysis of a System Reliability Lower Confidence Limit Assuming Gamma and Truncated Normal Failure Distributions.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Aucella, John Paul

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The statistical model developed and stated in NAVWEPS OD 29304 'Guide Manual For Reliability Measurement Program' contains very versatile procedures for obtaining both system reliability point estimates and system reliability lower confidence limits using a variety of test data on component parts, subassemblies, assemblies, and subsystems. This document makes the following assumptions on the components of the series system: (1) Constant failure rate; (2) Additivity of stress effects; (3) Independence of part failure; and (4) Failure rate constancy. The purpose of this thesis is to check the accuracy of this statistical model without the assumption of a constant failure rate. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELIABILITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, CONFIDENCE LIMITS, MONTE CARLO METHOD, STATISTICAL TESTS, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, SIMULATION, ACCURACY, THESES.

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE