Reliability and Bathtub Curve
Join Carl and Fred as they discuss the elements that make up full-life failure distributions, and the consequences of making wrong assumptions.
- What is the actual shape of the “bathtub” curve?
- Why don’t system failure distributions follow a “bathtub” curve?
- What are the different elements that make up the “bathtub” curve?
- Early field failures due to manufacturing defects, later field failures due to design deficiencies
- What about service-generated failures or initial customer dissatisfaction?
- Discussion of actual field failures over time for vehicles, showing a “check-mark” curve
- We are seeing “check-mark” or “V” curves, why?
- What do the presence of early failure mechanisms have to do with the type of curve that is seen in practice?
- Why are people attracted to assumption of constant failure rate? Is it wishful thinking?
- Listener quiz: reliability allocation of the metric “Defects Per Thousand Vehicles”
- How to include “out-of-box” failures
- Look at actual data rather than forcing to a math model that doesn’t fit
- What visual representation reflects the failure rate of your product?
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