Reliability and life

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Publication ID: GS02005
Author: Gearard Schram, Rene Klerx
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An introduction to reliability terminology, modeling, prediction, and MTBF

This article provides an introduction to reliability engineering terminology and concepts, such as reliability functions, failure rates, typical failure patterns, Weibull and exponential failure distributions, and Mean-Time-Between-Failure (MTBF). Life concepts of rolling element bearings are explained. Examples and references for further reading are also provided.

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