Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1993 12:00 AM

Description

The acquisition, analysis, and comparison of data relating to the “reliability” of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) processes or systems is frequently obscured by a lack of clarity about exactly what is meant by reliability. Different industries make varied use of the term. Even within a single industry, such as aerospace, there is rarely any agreement on the definition of reliability, or of related terms such as capability, repeatability, etc. A set of five defined terms, initially suggested a decade ago, is here revived in the hope that their wider use may help to reduce the confusion. They may form a useful input to a sorely needed national or international standard on NDE reliability terminology.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

12B

Chapter

Chapter 9: Systems, Process Control, and Reliability

Pages

2381-2388

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-2848-7_301

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Desirable Distinctions in NDE Reliability Terminology and Practice

La Jolla, CA

The acquisition, analysis, and comparison of data relating to the “reliability” of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) processes or systems is frequently obscured by a lack of clarity about exactly what is meant by reliability. Different industries make varied use of the term. Even within a single industry, such as aerospace, there is rarely any agreement on the definition of reliability, or of related terms such as capability, repeatability, etc. A set of five defined terms, initially suggested a decade ago, is here revived in the hope that their wider use may help to reduce the confusion. They may form a useful input to a sorely needed national or international standard on NDE reliability terminology.