Originally Posted by baigamin
Thank u for ur Response to my previous thread.
I m going to predict the reliability of explosive bolt as my thesis project. the key issues are
1. Explosive bolt consists of hot bridge wire type electroexplosive initiator. I m assuming that voltage source is perfect i.e 100% reliablity.Should I consider life of explosive material?
2. what type of reliabilty prediction index should I include in addition to Probability of success and dormant reliability?
3. I m going to to use NSWC for failure rate of mechanical parts.Can I treat bolt body as accamulator? What value should be entered for parameters like Up pressure / down pressure in dormant state?
If your thesis is solely concerned with the reliability of an explosive bolt then you should have reviewed the hundreds of reports and papers that cover this topic. If you want to know where to look for these documents let me know by PM.