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Statistical techniques provide the design engineer with a powerful tool for the analysis of failure data. By means of an actual case study, steps required to design a test yielding statistically meaningful data and procedures used in graphical analysis of results are presented. The Weibull distribution is the statistical model used as a basis for these techniques. This method of failure analysis provides the engineer with clear, positive design direction.

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J. Forgione, Failure Analysis of Door Lock Assemblies Illustrating the Statistical Aspects of Failure Analysis, ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories: Automobiles and Trucks, ASM International, 2019,

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