Exponential Chi-Squared Reliability Demonstration Test
This example validates the results for an exponential chi-squared reliability demonstration test design in Weibull++.
The data set is from Example 14.3 on page 362 in the book Practical Reliability Engineering by O’Connor and Kleyner, Wiley, 2012.
A component was tested for a total of 2,000 hours, and three failures were observed. The test was time-truncated. Assuming a constant failure rate, what is the demonstrated 90% lower confidence limit on reliability at 100 operating hours?
The book shows that the demonstrated MTBF is 299.36, and the demonstrated reliability is 71.6%.
Results in Weibull++
For the MTBF the result is 299.36 hours, as shown next.
For reliability, the result is 71.6%, as shown next.
Both results show that 2,000 tests are needed to demonstrate the required reliability of 71.6% or MTBF of 299.36.