Reliability Analysis of a Small Pneumatic Cylinder Life
The reliability of the pneumatic cylinder was investigated by routine life test. The results show that the failures of the pneumatic cylinder can be described as a Weibull distribution and fatigue fracture of the aluminum end cap and the head of install bolt is the major failure for the pneumatic cylinder. The pneumatic cylinder life distribution parameters were estimated by the median rank method in combination with maximum likelihood method. The distribution model for the reliability of the pneumatic cylinder was also proposed here.
J. Z. Zhang et al., "Reliability Analysis of a Small Pneumatic Cylinder Life", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 4240-4245, 2012