Arrhenius-Exponential Model

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Arrhenius-Exponential Model

This example validates the calculations for the Arrhenius-exponential model in ALTA standard folios.

Reference Case

The data set is from Example 7.1 on page 254 in book Life Cycle Reliability Engineering by Dr. Guangbin Yang, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.


Failure Time Temperature (°C)
2385 85
2537 85
1655 100
1738 100
1025 115
1163 115


For this data set, the Arrhenius life-stress relationship with an exponential distribution is used. The estimated activation energy value is [math]\,\!E_{a}=0.323[/math]. The acceleration factor from 70°C to 35°C is 3.5.

Results in ALTA

In ALTA, the temperature values given in the book are converted from Celsius to Kelvins, as shown next.

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The calculated activation energy is 0.323. The acceleration factor from 70°C (343.15 K) to 35°C (308.15 K) is 3.46 as shown next.

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