Fleet-level reliability analysis of repairable units: a non-parametric approach using the mean cumulative function
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Pedagogy, Innovation and New Technologies, ISSN 0973-1318, E-ISSN 2392-0092, Vol. 9, no 3, 333-344 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Complex technical systems are normally repaired rather than replaced when they fail. It is often desirable to analyze the reliability characteristics of these systems based on data generated in a customer use environment, in order to assess the reliability, frequency of failure or other parameters which may be influenced by the systems’ age and usage. Despite the advantages of continuously analyzing reliability data to be able to improve the maintenance programme continuously, methods such as parametric and non-parametric analysis are often ignored due to a belief that the mean time between failures (MTBF) is sufficient to describe the reliability pattern of repairable units. This paper describes the use of the mean cumulative function (MCF) and linear estimates based on the recurrence rate to predict the expected number of failures in the future. Reliability data from two repairable units are used to verify the procedure and comparison. The empirical data used in the paper is based on field data gathered during the operational life of the Swedish military aircraft system FPL 37 Viggen from 1977 to 2006, which essentially is the whole life cycle of the system.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 9, no 3, 333-344 p.
Research subject Operation and Maintenance
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-16126Local ID: fb4d9757-7427-42e5-ba29-e02837155f82OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-16126DiVA: diva2:989102
Validerad; 2013; 20130120 (aliahm)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved