, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 55–63 | Cite as

Reliability — How to quantify and improve?

Improving the health of products
  • N. K. Srinivasan
General Article


The basic concepts relating to reliability, including the statistical distributions employed are explained in this article. The approach of physicists, material scientists and engineers to improve reliability are emphasized.The qualitative measures would greatly help in improving quality and life of the products we use.


Failure Rate Failure Mode Exponential Distribution Weibull Distribution Ball Bearing 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. K. Srinivasan
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Aeronautical Systems Studies and AnalysesDRDOBangaloreIndia

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