Determine Which Failures Are Relevant
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss how to determine when failures in HALT processes are relevant to what could be a failure in the field. HALT requires going beyond design or use specifications, yet when it fails in HALT how can we address the common response “of course it broke, you exceeded specifications”
- Why many engineers that have not performed highly accelerated limit testing have not realized how strong standard materials systems may be
- Why finding the upper limit and running a microprocessor a 200 degrees Celsius is useful information for HALT of higher level assemblies
- How a failure mechanism that is found will above use specifications may fail in the field after fatigue accumulation over many months or years
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.
Here is a link to the RAMS 2017 reliability symposium coming up at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando January 23-26, 2017 where you can meet Fred and Kirk.
Check out this link Kirk’s recently published book co-authored with John Paschkewitz, “Next Generation HALT and HASS: Robust Design of Electronics and Systems”