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Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998
Posted by: Edmund
Date posted: Wed Aug 20 7:55:12 US/Eastern 2003
Subject: Failure Definition & Scoring Criteria (FDSC)
My project is proceeding into Reliability Demonstration phase so there is a need to develop the FDSC document for failure sentencing. Is there a Military Standard for developing FDSC. The contractor recommended to follow the M1E1 tank FDSC which says that Mission Reliability Factor (MRF)= Failure Criticality Number x Probability of mission to be chosen.
There are 2 sets of requirements in my project namely Mission Abort (MA)and Mission Affecting Failures (MAF) to be fufiled. The MRF will not always results in 1 chargeable failure depending on the mission probability and failure criticality.
I would like to query is this the acceptable approach to develop FDSC in the military? If not how do i charge MRF=1 for every chargeable failure? Please advise! Thanks alot
Subject: Reliability definitions
Reply Posted by: bwd
Date Posted: Tue Nov 4 13:24:45 US/Eastern 2003
The old military standard MIL_STD-781D has a section on failure categories. These categories define relavant, non-relevant and chargeable and non-chargeable failures. You can look up this standard in the obsolute specification lists on the web.