by Michael S. Hamada, Alyson G. Wilson, C. Shane Reese, Harry F. Martz

Chapter 9

Planning for Reliability Data Collection

This chapter considers planning for reliability data collection. Data collection planning determines how to optimally collect data, given a limited amount of resources (typically, money, time, and the number of units to test). This chapter discusses various planning criteria and presents a simulation-based framework to evaluate these criteria. Depending on the situation, planning can involve single and multiple planning variables. For multiple planning variable situations, we show how to use a genetic algorithm to find a near-optimal plan. This chapter illustrates data collection planning for a number of problems involving binomial, lifetime, accelerated life test, degradation, and system reliability data.

Solutions to selected chapter 9 exercises

Chapter 9 Data Sets