The Bathtub Reliability Curve

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The reliability of most individual components falls on “the bathtub curve” (see Figure 1). The bathtub curve shows the expected reliability of a component throughout its life. At the beginning and end of the life cycle, the expected failure rate … Continue reading

Murphy’s Law

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Murphy’s Law Apply Murphy’s Law liberally; ”If anything can go wrong it will”. (http://dmawww.epfl.ch/roso.mosaic/dm/murphy.html) What this really means is that if there is a possibility of something bad happening, then eventually it will happen. You can never guarantee that nothing … Continue reading