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Selecting the most reliable design under type-II censored accelerated testing

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3 Author(s)
Chang, D.-S. ; Dept. of Bus. Adm., Nat. Central Univ., Chung-Li, Taiwan ; Huang, D.-Y. ; Tseng, S.-T.

Accelerated life tests (ALTs) of products and materials are used to obtain reliability information within a reasonable time frame. However, there are no suitable selection rules for selecting the best product or material as a result of the ALT. Under the type-II censoring plan, a reasonable selection rule for an ALT using the Arrhenius model is proposed. The advantages of this selection rule are compared with a nonALT selection rule by using as criteria the average ratio of time-saving in life testing and sample size. The tradeoff between an increased sample size and a shortened life testing time for the ALT selection procedure is feasible

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Reliability, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 4 )