Accelerated life models when the stress is not constant. (English) Zbl 0760.62091

The author introduces the idea of a “relation functional” to conceptualize the notion of accelerated life test models in a unified framework. Two models are considered, which are shown to include the so called power rule, Arrhenius and the Eyring laws as well as the models of Miner, Sediakins and Stepanova-Peses as special cases. A statistical test for the ADD (additive accumulated damage) model is considered.


62N05 Reliability and life testing
90B25 Reliability, availability, maintenance, inspection in operations research
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