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: swami (email@example.com )
Date posted: Thu Jun 15 16:20:22 US/Eastern 2000
Subject: bellcore/mil217 values
We are trying to use data from Bellcore and Mil-Std-217 for getting failure rate data of various components. We are also interested in constructing uncertainty distributions on these failure rates. Is the value of failure rate from Mil-217 to be considered the mean failure rate of the component ? Is the value from Bellcore the mean failure rate or the 90% upper bound on the failure rate ?