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Definition of Bathtub effect

Bathtub effect Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The accumulation of Leachate in a landfill containing a good liner, but not equipped with a leachate collection and removal system.
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The bathtub curve is widely used in reliability engineering. It describes a particular form of the hazard function which comprises three parts:
  • The first part is a decreasing failure rate, known as early failures.
  • The second part is a constant failure rate, known as random failures.
  • The third part is an increasing failure rate, known as wear-out failures.

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