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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

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Posted by: Bob Valerius ( )
Organization:Northrop-Grumman Oceanic Systems
Date posted: Fri Dec 3 15:12:25 US/Eastern 2004
Subject: Relibility of Drive Belts
Hi. Does anyone know of a reliability model for drive belts? I realize they are listed in NPRD-95 but am hoping for a model that can predict life with stress parameters. Thanks!


Subject: Drive Belt Reliability
Reply Posted by: BWD ( )
Organization: RAC
Date Posted: Tue Dec 7 14:40:05 US/Eastern 2004
Drive belt reliability models do not seem to be part of the standard prediction techniques. I checked the models in MIL-HDBK-217, the Mechanical Reliability Handbook (98/LE1), RDF-2000, and Telcordia. None of these have a model for drive belts. In NPRD-95 (Non-electronic Part Reliability Data), I found a single data point for drive belts. The failure rate for a drive belt in a ground benign environment is 3.73 failures per million hours. This data point could be used in other environments if you use the translation estimation factors in the Reliability Toolkit; Commercial Practices Edition to convert it.

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