Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum (src_forum@alionscience.com )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by: Brandon
Date posted: Thu May 8 4:05:41 US/Eastern 2003
Subject: Realistic Quality Factor for Reliability Prediction of Commercial Components
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Hi, I am currently carrying out a reliability prediction for a military equipment that uses commercial components. I'm using Parts Stress Analysis. According to MIL-HDBK 217F, the "Pie Q" for these commercial components is above "1". This may be true more than 10 years ago, when 217F is being written, but is it still true now? Please advise. What is a more realistic "Pie Q" that I should use now? Can it be as low as "1"? Thank you for your help.

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