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Start-Up Demonstration Tests Based on Consecutive Successes and Total Failures

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.]Start-up demonstration tests based on consecutive successes and total failures are examined. A Markov Chain approach allows the user to calculate various quantities, as well as the probability that the equipment will be accepted. Compact formulas are easily implemented and extend to the non-i.i.d. case. Procedures for determining the appropriate start-up test parameters k and f are given. Confidence statements for the reliability of the test, based on maximum likelihood estimators, are calculated and investigated.

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  • Topics: Reliability
  • Keywords: Bernoulli trials,Failure analysis,Markov chains,Maximum likelihood estimate (MLE),Reliability,Runs tests,Start up processes
  • Author: Smith, Michelle L. DePoy; Griffith, William S.
  • Journal: Journal of Quality Technology