How Did You Learn Reliability Engineering?
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss Kirk’s path to reliability engineering.
- Fred and Kirk discuss the history of how he became a reliability engineer and how different the HALT and HASS methods were a very big paradigm shift and frame of reference over statistical and models used for reliability predictions.
- Kirk’s first invitation to the ESSEH (Environmental Stress Screening of Electronic Hardware) in 1990, and meeting Charlie Leonard from Boeing Aircraft. Charlie had a strong view of how the belief in the Arrhenius equation and its effect on reliability required significant cooling equipment that may have been unnecessary.
- The fundamental way to learn reliability is to study the verified causes of field failures, the reasons systems fail, as the best approach along with meeting others at technical conferences and local meetings.
Enjoy an episode of Speaking of Reliability. Where you can join friends as they discuss reliability topics. Join us as we discuss topics ranging from design for reliability techniques, to field data analysis approaches.
For more information on the newest discovery testing methodology here is a link to the book “Next Generation HALT and HASS: Robust design of Electronics and Systems” written by Kirk Gray and John Paschkewitz.