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Article Dans Une Revue Quality and Reliability Engineering International Année : 2021

A failure mechanism consistency test method for accelerated degradation test

Bokai Zheng
Xuerong Ye
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Shuang Si
  • Fonction : Auteur


Accelerated degradation test (ADT) is generally used to accelerate degradation processes in products to estimate their lifespan and to assess their reliability in a short period of time. How to perform the failure mechanism consistency test is crucial in the application of the ADT method. Existing failure mechanism consistency test methods assume that degradation rates among individual products are the same. However, these methods do not take degradation dispersions caused by manufacturing technologies into consideration. To address this issue, a failure mechanism consistency test method for ADT based on the activation energy invariant method and the likelihood ratio test is proposed. First, a degradation modeling method for ADT is introduced. Then, the logarithmic maximum likelihood function values of the degradation models are estimated based on the two-step maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) method. Finally, the decision rule is proposed based on the likelihood ratio test. The method mentioned above is, then, used on the real degradation data of carbon-film resistors and bullet O-rings, and its effectiveness is verified. Furthermore, based on the failure mechanism change point in RTV5370 siloxane rubbers, the simulated degradation data are degenerated to compare the proposed method with the method not considering individual differences in different ADT programs and degradation dispersions.
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hal-03479280 , version 1 (14-12-2021)



Guofu Zhai, Bokai Zheng, Xuerong Ye, Shuang Si, Enrico Zio. A failure mechanism consistency test method for accelerated degradation test. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 2021, 37 (2), pp.464-483. ⟨10.1002/qre.2744⟩. ⟨hal-03479280⟩
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