A new reliability engineering search tool was recently added to the Reliability Analytics Toolkit. This tool indexes, on a page level basis, approximately 30,000 pages from various reliability engineering “standards” (government standards, handbooks, guides and reports related to reliability, maintainability, availability, safety, etc.). The tool provides a more comprehensive search capability than the Google Custom Search box at the top of each page, which only outputs pages ranked high by Google, but not necessarily all pages that contain a particular set of words. Continue reading
A commonly occurring configuration encountered in reliability mathematical modeling is the parallel configuration as shown in the reliability block diagram below
For this case, for the system to fail, all of the components would have to fail. Continue reading
Mission reliability is defined as the ability of an item to perform its required functions for the duration of a specified “mission profile.”
Reliability is the probability that an item will perform its intended function for a specified interval under stated conditions.