Estimation of Time to Hard Failure Distributions Using a Three-Stage Method

  title={Estimation of Time to Hard Failure Distributions Using a Three-Stage Method},
  author={I-Tang Yu and Cheng-Der Fuh},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Reliability},
Degradation analysis is a tool for assessing the lifetime distribution in reliability analysis. The lifetime of a product, in degradation analysis, is defined as the time when the value of a chosen degradation characteristic reaches a predetermined threshold. This kind of failure is called a soft failure, in contrast with a hard failure which means that the product is not functioning at any positive performance level. In this article, we introduce the idea of considering the threshold for the… CONTINUE READING

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