A more reliable product spends less of its time being maintained, so there is often a design trade-off between reliability and maintainability. Reliability is extremely design-sensitive. Very slight changes to the design of a component can cause profound changes in reliability, which is why it is important to specify product reliability and maintainability targets before any design work is undertaken.
• Designing for Reliability
• Design for Performance and Reliability concurrently
• Reliability design tasks
• Derating
• Accelerated life testing (ALT)
• Reliability estimation
• Significance of weibull β values
• Gamma function assessment
• Prediction models
• Stress/Strength Interference and Probabilistic design
• Reliability estimation with safety margin