An Approach for Reliability Demonstration Test Based on Power-Law Growth Model

J. Y. Xu*, D. Yu, M. Xie, Q. P. Hu

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Reliability demonstration test (RDT) is a critical and necessary step before the acceptance of an industrial system. Generally, a RDT focuses on designing a test plan through which one can judge whether the system reliability indices meet specific requirements. There are many established RDT plans, but few have incorporated the reliability growth aspects of the corresponding products. In this paper, we examine a comprehensive test plan that involves information concerning the reliability growth stage. An approach for RDT under the assumption of the power-law model is proposed. It combines data related to the growth stage with those pertaining to the test stage of the product to reduce the cost of the test. Through simulation studies and numerical examples, we illustrate the characteristics of the test plan and significant reduction in test costs through our approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1719-1730
Number of pages12
JournalQuality and Reliability Engineering International
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • fiducial distribution
  • power-law growth model
  • reliability demonstration test
  • reliability growth

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