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Design of Experiments Guide > Accelerated Life Test Designs
Publication date: 11/10/2021

Accelerated Life Test Designs

Designing Experiments for Accelerated Life Tests

Use the Accelerated Life Test (ALT) Design platform to design plans for accelerated life testing experiments. Product reliability at normal use conditions is often so high that the time required to test the product until it fails is prohibitive. Rather than test the product at normal use conditions, you can test the product under conditions that are more severe than normal use conditions. These severe conditions can cause the product to degrade faster and fail more quickly. You can then use this accelerated failure data to predict product reliability at normal use conditions.You can design initial experiments or augment existing experiments.

Figure 22.1 Profiler Showing Failure Probabilities for ALT Experiment 

Profiler Showing Failure Probabilities for ALT Experiment


Overview of Accelerated Life Test Designs

Example of an Accelerated Life Test Design

Example of Augmenting an Accelerated Life Test Design

Build an Accelerated Life Test Design

Specify the Design Structure
Specify Acceleration Factors
Specify Design Details
Review and Update Specifications for ALT Plans
Create and Assess the Optimal
Create Design Tables

Accelerated Life Test Options

Statistical Details for the ALT Design Platform

Failure Distributions for ALT Designs
R Precision Factor (for a 95% CI)
Optimality Criterion for Accelerated Life Tests
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