Pitfalls of Accelerated Tests

Bill Meeker
William Meeker is Professor of Statistics and Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a past Editor of Technometrics. He is co-author of the books Statistical Methods for Reliability Data with Luis Escobar (1998), and Statistical Intervals with Gerald H...read more



Details

Due to recording issues no video is available. As product development cycles become shorter, and companies demand more rapid achievement of reliability goals, it is becoming more and more important to use quantitative Accelerated Tests to predict and improve reliability. Today there is an abundance of methods to plan and analyze accelerated tests, but there are also many pitfalls. The July 2013 Journal of Quality Technology paper by Meeker, Sarakakis, and Gerokostopoulos outlined 18 pitfalls, adding to 9 pitfalls that had been described in an earlier paper by Meeker and Escobar (1998) in IEEE Transactions on Reliability. These papers identify some major problems and concerns in conducting and interpreting the results of accelerated tests. This talk will present a number of particular case studies that illustrate some of these pitfalls, the ensuing problems that resulted, and for some of the applications, particular remedies or corrections that were implemented.


Slideshow



Interested in Membership?

Take charge of your career and education. Join us today and get access to a wealth of webinars covering cutting edge topics important in reliability engineering today!

Find out more
Webinar Categories
Previous Webinars
  • Reliability Calculation for Dormant k-out-of-n Systems with Periodic Maintenance
    April 13, 2017
    View Webinar
  • Product Safety and Liability: Preventing Recalls and Product Liability Lawsuits
    September 15, 2016
    View Webinar
Networking

Provide a global forum for networking among practitioners of reliability engineering, management and related topics,

Growth

Facilitate growth and development of division members,

Provide Resources

Promote reliability engineering principles and serve as a technical resource on reliability engineering for ASQ, standards agencies, industry, government, academia and related disciplines

Training

Sponsor, present and promote reliability, maintainability, and related training materials for courses, symposia, and conferences.

137