A literature review on planning and analysis of accelerated testing for reliability assessment

Shah Limon, Om Prakash Yadav, Haitao Liao

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

76 Scopus citations


Accelerated testing has been widely used for several decades. Started with accelerated life tests with constant-stress loadings, more interest has been focused prominently on accelerated degradation tests and time-varying stress loadings. Because accelerated testing is crucial to the assessment of product reliability and the design of warranty policy, it is important to develop an efficacious test plan that encompasses and addresses important issues, such as design of stress profiles, sample allocation, test duration, measurement frequency, and budget constraint. In recent years, extensive research has been conducted on the optimal design of accelerated testing plans, and the consideration of multiple stresses with interactions has become a big challenge in such experimental designs. The purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive review of important methods for statistical inference and optimal design of accelerated testing plans by compiling the existing body of knowledge in the area of accelerated testing. In this work, different types of test planning strategies are categorized, and their drawbacks and the research trends are provided to assist researchers and practitioners in conducting new research in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2361-2383
Number of pages23
JournalQuality and Reliability Engineering International
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • accelerated degradation test
  • accelerated life test
  • acceleration factors
  • asymptotic variance
  • destructive testing
  • lifetime distribution
  • stochastic process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management Science and Operations Research


Dive into the research topics of 'A literature review on planning and analysis of accelerated testing for reliability assessment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this