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A Methodology for Managing Reliability Growth during Operational Mission Profile Testing

by Crow, Larry H.

This paper presents a methodology currently being applied on major Department of Defense programs for operational reliability growth testing...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Reliability Testing, Reliability Growth, Reliability Management

World-Class Supply Chain Reliability in General Aviation

by Hamada, Murad; Jarrell, Glenn

Cessna Aircraft Company has developed a model that is used to track the performance of each component, not only based on historical field history, but based on what matters most to the customers, the life cycle cost...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,System Reliability, Reliability Model

An Age-Adjusted Comparison of Field Failure Data for Repairable Systems

by Halim, Tony; Tang, Loon-Ching

This paper illustrates a few simple steps that aid in mitigating age heterogeneity issues prior to plotting the MCF...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Repairable Systems, Failure Analysis, R&M Modeling and Optimization

Increasing the Effectiveness of FRACAS

by Ciemian, Michael

This paper does not address the merits of the various commercial software packages, but rather shows a philosophy and strategy that can be used to create an effective FRACAS..

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Reliability Management, Data Analysis, Failure Analysis

Assessment of Launch Vehicle Debris Risk During Ascent Aborts

by Gee, Ken; Mathias, Donovan L.

In the event of a space launch vehicle explosion during ascent, the debris field generated by the explosion poses a risk to the crew. To evaluate this risk, a model of the debris environment was created to determine the probability of a debris strike...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Safety and Risk Management

Simulation Assisted Risk Assessment Applied to Launch Vehicle Conceptual Design

by Lawrence,Scott; Mathias, Donovan L. Go, Suzie; Gee, Ken

A simulation-based risk assessment approach is presented and is applied to the analysis of abort during the ascent phase of a space exploration mission...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Safety and Risk Management

Development of a Design-For-Reliability method for complex systems

by Poncelin, Guillaume; Derain, Jean-Pierre; Cauvin, Aline; Dufrene, Denis

The complex systems are defined as being systems made up of a great number of entities in interaction whose evolution is impossible to know without making experiments, possibly on a small-scale model...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Design Reliability, Process Design/Reliability, Life Cycle Cost

Early Detection of Warranty Issues: A Multi-Disciplinary Literature Survey

by Vittal, Sameer; Neuman, Hemy

This paper provides an open-source literature survey on the emerging science of early detection of warranty and reliability issues - a topic that is becoming critical to product life management for the automotive, aerospace and energy industries...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Warranty, Customer Requirements

Analysis of Decisions Involved in Offering a Product Warranty

by LeBlanc, Bryan

A company’s competitiveness against other potential contractors is riding on its ability to design superior products at an affordable cost to the customer..

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,Warranty, Project Management, Reliability Management

System Reliability Analysis with the Response Surface Method

by Gyekenyesi, John Z.; Strack, Bill; Zampino,Edward J.; Pai,Shantaram S.

The reliability of a simple turbomachinery model was calculated to demonstrate the application of a newly developing system integration tool, Probabilistic Design and Analysis Framework (PRODAF)...

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  • Publish date: 2008-02
  • Keywords:RAMS 2008 Proceedings,System Reliability, Monte Carlo Analysis, Reliability Model

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