Reliability Model of Mechanical Components with Dependent Failure Modes

Shijie Wang
2013 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
A mechanical component may fail in many modes that are usually not independent. There is generally not a joint probability density function to describe these correlated failure modes. Thus, it is difficult to compute the reliability when considering the correlations between the failure modes. It is supposed that three or more failure modes arise synchronously to be a very small probability event. The relationship between ultimate state functions in different failure modes is established by
more » ... established by utilizing linear regression method. A double integration model for reliability of mechanical components with dependent failure modes is built according to stress-strength interference model. In case of square, cube, or exponential relationship between two ultimate state functions, a linear transformation is made. An example of pin that may fail in shear fracture, bruise, or both is discussed. The reliability is compared with that obtained by using Monte Carlo method, which represents that the reliability model with dependent failure modes proposed is correct.
doi:10.1155/2013/828407 fatcat:yqcyokpvuzgvhfqc4lno65npme