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Accelerated Reliability and Durability Testing Technology

ISBN: 978-0-470-45465-7
432 pages
January 2012
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Learn how ART and ADT can reduce cost, time, product recalls, and customer complaints

This book provides engineers with the techniques and tools they need to use accelerated reliability testing (ART) and accelerated durability testing (ADT) as key factors to accurately predict a product's quality, reliability, durability, and maintainability during a given time, such as service life or warranty period. It covers new ideas and offers a unique approach to accurate simulation and integration of field inputs, safety, and human factors, as well as accelerated product development, as components of interdisciplinary systems engineering.

Beginning with a comprehensive introduction to the subject of ART and ADT, the book covers:

  • ART and ADT as components of an interdisciplinary systems of systems approach

  • Methodology of ART and ADT performance

  • Equipment for ART and ADT technology

  • ART and ADT as sources of initial information for accurate quality, reliability, maintainability, and durability prediction and product accelerated development

  • The economical results of the usage of ART and ADT

  • ART and ADT standardization

The book covers the newest techniques in the field and provides many case studies that illuminate how the implementation of ART and ADT can solve previously inaccessible problems in the field of engineering, such as reducing product recalls, cost, and time during design, manufacture, and usage. Professionals will find the answers to how one can carry out ART and ADT technology in a practical manner.

Accelerated Reliability and Durability Testing Technology is indispensable reading for engineers, researchers in industry, usage, and academia who are involved in the design of experiments, field simulations, maintenance, reliabilty, durabilty, accurate prediction, and product development, and graduate students in related courses.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi

About the Author xvii

1 Introduction 1

1.1 The Purpose of Accelerated Testing (AT) 1

1.2 The Current Situation in AT 2

1.3 Financial Assessment of the Risks Involved in Creating a Testing Program 23

1.4 Common Principles of ART and ADT 26

1.5 The Level of Usefulness of ART and ADT 32

Exercises 40

2 Accelerated Reliability Testing as a Component of an Interdisciplinary System of Systems Approach 43

2.1 Current Practice in Reliability, Maintainability, and Quality 43

2.2 A Description of the Product/Process Reliability and Durability as the Components of the Interdisciplinary SoS Approach 48

2.3 The Collection and Analysis of Failure and Usage Data from the Field 51

2.4 Field Input Infl uences 57

2.5 Safety Problems as a Component of the Field Situation 58

2.6 Human Factors as a Component of the Field Situation 60

2.7 The Interconnection of Quality and Reliability 67

2.8 The Strategy to Integrate Quality with Reliability 69

2.9 The Place of ART/ADT in High Quality, Reliability, Maintainability, and Durability 75

Exercises 77

3 The Basic Concepts of Accelerated Reliability and Durability Testing 81

3.1 Developing an Accurate Simulation of the Field Situation as the Basic Component of Successful Accelerated Reliability Testing (ART) and Accelerated Durability Testing (ADT) 81

3.2 Conceptual Methodology for the Substantiation of a Representative Region for an Accurate Simulation of the Field Conditions 91

3.3 Basic Procedures of ART and ADT 97

3.4 ART and LCC 115

Exercises 122

4 Accelerated Reliability and Durability Testing Methodology 125

4.1 Analysis of the Current Situation 125

4.2 Philosophy of ART/ADT 131

4.3 ART/ADT Methodology as a Combination of

Different Types of Testing 134 4.4 Accelerated Multiple Environmental Testing 141

4.5 Accelerated Corrosion Testing 149

4.6 Technology of Advanced Vibration Testing 185

4.7 Field Reliability Testing 191

4.8 Trends in the Development of ART/ADT Technology 191

Exercises 195

5 Equipment for Accelerated Reliability (Durability) Testing Technology 199

5.1 Analysis of the Current Situation with Equipment for Accelerated Reliability (Durability) Testing 199

5.2 Combined Equipment for ART/ADT as a Combination (Integration) of Equipment for Different Types of Testing 207

5.3 Consideration of Components for ART/ADT and Combined (Integrated) Equipment Testing 209

5.4 Equipment for Mechanical Testing 231

5.5 Equipment for Multi-environmental Testing and Its Components 264

5.6 Equipment for Electrical Testing 315

Exercises 316

6 Accelerated Reliability and Durability Testing as a Source of Initial Information for Accurate Quality, Reliability, Maintainability, and Durability Prediction and Accelerated Product Development 321

6.1 About Accurate Prediction of Quality, Reliability, Durability and Maintainability 321

6.2 The Strategy for Accurate Prediction of Reliability, Durability, Maintainability and Quality, and Accelerated Product Development 323

6.3 The Role of ART and ADT in the Accurate Prediction and Accelerated Development of Quality, Reliability, Maintainability, and Durability 349

Exercises 350

7 The Financial and Design Advantages of Using Accelerated Reliability/Durability Testing 353

Exercises 357

8 Accelerated Reliability Testing Standardization 359

8.1 Overview and Analysis 359

8.2 IEC Standards 362

8.3 ISO Standards 367

8.4 Military Reliability Testing Standards and Appropriate Documents 367

8.5 Standardization in Reliability (Durability) Testing by Societies 370

Conclusions 373

Common Conclusions 373

Specific Conclusions 373

Glossary of Terms and Definitions 375

References 393

Index 407

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Author Information

Lev M. Klyatis, Hab. Dr.-Ing., Sc.D, PhD, is Senior Consultant at SoHaR, Inc. and a member of the board of directors of the International Association of Arts & Sciences in New York. His vast experience and innovation enabled him to create a new approach for the solution of reliability/durability/maintainability problems. Previously, Dr. Klyatis held posts as a professor, chairman, chair of department, consultant, and lecturer. He holds more than thirty patents worldwide, and is the author of dozens of papers as well as the books Successful Accelerated Testing and Accelerated Quality and Reliability Solutions.

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The Wiley Advantage

    • The book describes a new and unique approach to the accelerated testing of products for quality, reliability and durability
    • It is the first book to describe both the methodology and equipment for such testing
    • The book covers new ideas and technologies of accurate accelerated testing based on accurate simulation of simultaneous inputs in the field
    • The book provides case studies
    • Problems student use are included as well as a solutions manual for instructors


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