Stochastic modeling for environmental stress screening

Ji Hwan Cha, Maxim Finkelstein

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Environmental stress screening (ESS) of manufactured items is used to reduce the occurrence of future failures that are caused by latent defects by eliminating the items with these defects. Some practical descriptions of the relevant ESS procedures can be found in the literature; however, the appropriate stochastic modeling and the corresponding thorough analysis have not been reported. In this paper we develop a stochastic model for the ESS, analyze the effect of this operation on the population characteristics of the screened items, and also consider the relevant optimization issues. Keywords: Environmental stress screening; burn-in; stress-strength model; shock model; nonhomogeneous Poisson process

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-399
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Applied Probability
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Burn-in
  • Environmental stress screening
  • Nonhomogeneous Poisson process
  • Shock model
  • Stress-strength model


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