Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
For reducing the experimental time and considering the purpose of administrative convenience, the article establishes an acceptance sampling procedure for the Rayleigh lifetime distribution under a step-stress test with an equally-spaced interval censoring scheme. Both producer and consumer risks are considered and an algorithm is provided to develop the ordinary acceptance sampling plans. A numerical study is conducted for evaluating the performance of the proposed method. Moreover, a numerical example is used for illustration.
International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering 15(3), pp.203-215