[R] MTBF Reliability calculations

Andrew Rowland weibullguy at charter.net
Wed Aug 1 02:32:58 CEST 2007

On Tue, 2007-07-31 at 15:10 -0700, Jennings, Eric wrote:
> I'm working on a project involving reliability values (known failure
> rates) for a system with approximately 700 components with a set
> cconfiguration.
> I'm looking to compute a "parts-count" MTBF (mean time between failures)
> for the system. 
> (See also MIL-HDBK-217)
> Is there anything in R that can help me with this?

You could enter all the data (component types and counts) into a file
and then use R to multiply and add.  R is a little more than you need to
perform a parts count 217 analysis or a part stress analysis for that
matter.  A spreadsheet would suffice for something as small as 700
components if you don't want to or can't use something like Relex,
Reliasoft, Item, etc.
Andrew "Weibullguy" Rowland
Reliability & Safety Engineer

darowland at ieee.org
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