Modeling for Time-Variant Reliability of Mechanism
A novel time-variant reliability model is developed after studying the traditional dynamic performance of mechanism. The expression of reliability is given based on stochastic process. A two-dimensional description of the error generating process is established by studying mechanism output kinematic accuracy. The reliability of mechanism output kinematic accuracy can be obtained according to this description. The model proposed can be used to calculate the reliability of mechanism directly, if the distribution of mechanism output kinematic accuracy is known.
L.Y. Xie, M.N. James, Y.X. Zhao and W.X. Qian
X. J. Zhang et al., "Modeling for Time-Variant Reliability of Mechanism", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 118-120, pp. 621-624, 2010