Int J Performability Eng ›› 2007, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (3): 382-384.doi: 10.23940/ijpe.07.3.p382.mag
• Short Communications •
Wendai Wang1, Michael Dell'Anno1, and Carl Zeh2
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is a commonly used metric to indicate the reliability of a reparable item. For items with an increasing failure rate (wear-out failure), periodic maintenance is often performed to improve their operational reliability or increase the operational MTBF. This paper develops a very simple but highly accurate approximation of MTBF for items subjected to periodic maintenance, upon which engineers can easily do a quick calculation and perform design-for-reliability analyses.Received on April 17, 2007References: 04
Wendai Wang, Michael Dell'Anno, and Carl Zeh. Approximation of Mean Time Between Failures with Maintenance [J]. Int J Performability Eng, 2007, 3(3): 382-384.
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