Monte Carlo Simulation on Reliability of a Self-Separable Ejector for Man-Portable Missiles

  • Received : 2011.08.19
  • Accepted : 2011.12.07
  • Published : 2011.12.30


An ejector was developed for man-portable missiles. The ejector can be separated from the missile after the completion of the ejection function even without any additional separation devices. This paper introduces the particular separation mechanism of the ejector and presents the methodology, based on a probabilistic design method, to predict the ejection-and-separation reliability. This approach using Monte Carlo simulation can also be applicable to the reliability prediction of one-shot items suffering from difficulties in estimating or in demonstrating their reliability due to the lack of the number of tests available.


Monte Carlo simulation;Reliability;Ejection;Separation


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