Journal of Applied Probability

Stochastic modeling for environmental stress screening

Ji Hwan Cha and Maxim Finkelstein

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Environmental stress screening (ESS) of manufactured items is used to reduce the occurrence of future failures that are caused by latent defects by eliminating the items with these defects. Some practical descriptions of the relevant ESS procedures can be found in the literature; however, the appropriate stochastic modeling and the corresponding thorough analysis have not been reported. In this paper we develop a stochastic model for the ESS, analyze the effect of this operation on the population characteristics of the screened items, and also consider the relevant optimization issues.

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J. Appl. Probab. Volume 51, Number 2 (2014), 387-399.

First available in Project Euclid: 12 June 2014

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Primary: 60K10: Applications (reliability, demand theory, etc.)
Secondary: 62P30: Applications in engineering and industry

Environmental stress screening burn-in stress-strength model shock model nonhomogeneous Poisson process


Cha, Ji Hwan; Finkelstein, Maxim. Stochastic modeling for environmental stress screening. J. Appl. Probab. 51 (2014), no. 2, 387--399. doi:10.1239/jap/1402578632.

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