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Accelerated Testing and Validation

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ISBN-10: 0750676531

ISBN-13: 9780750676533

Edition: 2004

Authors: Alexandra B. Porter

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This cross-disciplinary guide brings sound business practice and engineering innovation together, to help improve testing techniques in new product development. The author offers guidance on selecting the best tools for a particular need, explains the appropriateness of different techniques and how to deploy them.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Whats on the CD-ROM?
The Time Value of Information
Historical Business Models and the Information Needed
Working Group Structure (Entrepreneur)
Modern Business Models and the Information Needed
Precise But Useless Data
Accurate But Not Beneficial
Precise Test
What Not To Know
Scenario One: A key physical property is wrong
Scenario Two: A primary failure mode of a product
Scenario Three: The Mean Time to Failure (MTTF)
Accelerated Testing Catelog
Tool Name: Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
Tool Name: Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
Tool Name: Fully Censored Testing
Tool Name: Step Stress Testing
Tool Name: Accelerated Reliability
Tool Name: Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)
Tool Name: Failure Mode Verification Test (FMVT)
Tool Name: Computer Modeling
Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
Hypothesis and the DFMEA
Fully Censored Testing
Representative Homogeneous When to Use It?
Step Stress Testing
Life Test Stresses and Levels Stepping Magnitude Business Style
Trading Stress for Time
Basic Principles
Description of Accelerated Reliability Method
Single Variable Model
Two-Variable Model
Three-Variable Model
Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)
A Typical HALT
Hot Temperature Steps
Cold Temperature Steps
Ramp Rates Vibration Combined Run Business Structures
Failure Mode Verification Testing (FMVT)
Development FMVT
More About Stress
More About Failures
More About Setup and Execution
More on Data Analysis
Comparison FMVT
FMVT Life Prediction Equivalent Wear and Cycle Counting
FMVT Warranty
More on Vibration
Reliability and Design Maturity
Business Considerations
Computer and Math Modeling
Math Models
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Boundary Conditions and Assumptions
Business Considerations
Hybrid Testing
Fully Coupled and Partially Coupled Hybrid Tests The Field as a Test Method
Validation Synthesis Model
The Primary Question Timing Efficiency
Downspout Generator Example
Downspout Generator (DGS)
Basic Numbers
Research (Day 0-30)
Feasibility (Day 30-60)
Development/Design (Day 60-150)
Design Validation (Day 150-180)
Production Validation (Day 180-210) Production (Day 210-1095)
About the Author