This article, the third of a three-part series, discusses how to develop an integrated environmental test schedule for military ground mobile equipment. Part 1 described the equipment to be tested, provided a general overview of mission profiles, and identified appropriate climatic conditions. Part II discussed the complexitics of the tracked-vchicle vibration environment, including research conducted in the Arizona desert and the Alaskan Arctic. Part III combines the information discussed in Parts I and II into combined environmental stress schedules. The first test schedule is "real-time" in that mean-time-between-failures (MTBF) could be approximated from the results, and the second test schedule attempts to find system weaknesses by deleting benign environments.
Methodology for Developing a Combined Environmental Stress Schedule for Reliability Growth Testing: Part III. Designing a Reliability Test Schedule with Combined Environmental Schedules
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Louie Lipp; Methodology for Developing a Combined Environmental Stress Schedule for Reliability Growth Testing: Part III. Designing a Reliability Test Schedule with Combined Environmental Schedules. Journal of the IEST 1 November 1992; 35 (6): 40–44. doi: https://doi.org/10.17764/jiet.188.8.131.52jq7rw53w1876683
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