Reliability Models — Practical Constraints

  • Steven J. Flint
  • Joseph J. Steinkirchner
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 3)


There are a number of practical constraints which may limit the accuracy of reliability prediction models in real-life situations. Topics to be addressed include confidence intervals for predicted reliability, errors due to sampling, errors due to unusual or defective components and others. Quantitative examples will be provided.

In addition, a brief summary of the methodology employed in developing reliability prediction models will be presented in order to emphasize some important assumptions on which prediction models are based.


Failure Rate Practical Constraint Failure Information Field Experience Data Decrease Failure Rate 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven J. Flint
    • 1
  • Joseph J. Steinkirchner
    • 1
  1. 1.IIT Research InstituteUSA

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