Knowledge-based reliability assessments for time-varying climates

Eric M. Monroe, Rong Pan

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A method of obtaining a set of closed-form solutions for reliability acceleration factors under time-varying temperature/humidity environments is presented. This paper outlines the procedure for generating such equations based on National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration climatic data. Results from Phoenix, Arizona are used as a case study. Predictions from these closed-form solutions are compared with traditional reliability assessments and exact solutions using raw ambient temperature and humidity values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-124
Number of pages14
JournalQuality and Reliability Engineering International
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2009


  • Acceleration factors
  • Climate
  • Eyring model
  • Peck model
  • Time-varying stresses
  • Use conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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