accelerated life test


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accelerated life test

[ak′sel·ər‚ā·dəd ′līf ‚test]
(engineering)
Operation of a device, circuit, or system above maximum ratings to produce premature failure; used to estimate normal operating life.

accelerated life test

A test in which one or more parameters (e.g., temperature) is increased or decreased beyond its normal or rated value to determine the resulting deterioration within a reasonable time period.
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The system selected to run the accelerated life test was a common, name-brand heat pump.
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The fatigue test and accelerated life test demonstrated the same hoop strain characteristics as the hoop strain and hoop strain hardening tests.
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The accelerated life tests have as objective the determination of reliability indicators (usually the failure rate or the mean life), and are achieved by increasing the stress over the nominal margins, with the condition of maintaining the mechanisms responsible for the occurrence of failures.
This paper describes the accelerated life tests on the Puma IAR 330 helicopter blades with the purpose of determining the mean life in normal operating conditions.
To conduct the accelerated life tests a test plan has been made using the ALTA 7 software (it is the first, and still the only, commercially available software package designed expressly for quantitative accelerated life testing data analysis).
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