Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and AnswersTopic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998
Original Message:Posted by: Daniel Mahoney
Date posted: Fri Feb 4 10:19:48 US/Eastern 2000
Subject: Mechanical dormant failure rates
Hello all. Can anyone shed some insight into the dormant failure rate ratio one should use for mechanical components. The various handbooks suggest numbers of 1 to 10 through 1 to 100 for electronic components, but I would think that mechanical components would be much higher. Any thoughts?