Comparison analysis of efficiency between double-synchronous step-down-stress and step-up-stress accelerated life tests

  • Haixia Kou (寇海霞)
  • Zongwen An (安宗文)
  • Daoming Sun (孙道明)


Double-crossed-step-stress (DCSS) accelerated life test (ALT) method is widely used for estimating the lifetime of products with high reliability and long lifetime. In order to further reduce the test time and test cost, a double-synchronous-step-stress (DSSS) ALT method which combines a double-synchronous-step-down-stress (DSSDS) ALT method and a double-synchronous-step-up-stress (DSSUS) ALT method is proposed. The accelerated stresses decrease and increase in a synchronous way with one step in the DSSDS-ALT and DSSUS-ALT methods, respectively. Monte Carlo method is adopted to simulate the two methods, and the validity and efficiency of them are demonstrated by the simulation results. In addition, a comparison analysis of efficiency between DSSDS-ALT method and DSSUS-ALT method is carried out. The result shows that the DSSDS-ALT method compared with the DSSUS-ALT method can significantly improve the test efficiency under the same test condition.


accelerated life test (ALT) double-synchronous-step-down-stress (DSSDS) double-synchronousstep- up-stress (DSSUS) efficiency Monte Carlo 

CLC number

TP 391.9 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haixia Kou (寇海霞)
    • 1
  • Zongwen An (安宗文)
    • 1
  • Daoming Sun (孙道明)
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechatronics EngineeringLanzhou University of TechnologyLanzhouChina

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