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Reliability-based design

Abstract:

This chapter addresses the approximate calculation of the probability that a functional requirement will exceed a particular acceptance limit. The chapter discusses such calculations in a general way in order to present a set of ideas that are also valid for calculating the probability of failure associated with a certain failure mode for a component.

Key words

success

failure

probability

reliability model

5.1 Objective of reliability calculations

In Chapter 3, Axiomatic Design was discussed as a general design tool. Axiom 2 in particular, regarding information content, leads to the design of systems with a minimum number of functional requirements (Corollary 2), and sets the broadest acceptance intervals ...

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