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Reliability 101 3-Day Course
The course covers reliability program concepts, design and analysis methods, and test and evaluation approaches. The course is ideal for persons with newly assigned responsibilities in the reliability and maintainability area, as well as managers who want to increase their awareness of the payoffs of different approaches and techniques.
Who Should Take the Course
Individuals who need to know the basics of reliability engineering as they apply to developing and fielding better products and systems. Design engineers, reliability specialists, and product/program managers will benefit from the course.
What the Student Will Learn
The student will gain an appreciation of the importance of reliability to system and product success, whether it's a military or a commercial application. They will understand the practices that are appropriate to apply for different development situations as well as the basics of implementing the practices cost effectively.
Attendees will receive a copy of the RIAC publication "System Reliability Toolkit" and Quanterion Solution's QuART PRO software, a $239 value.
Attendees are requested to bring a scientific calculator to participate in class exercises.
Daniel GonzalezMr. Gonzalez is a Senior Reliability Engineer at Quanterion Solutions and has more than 15 years experience in reliability research and in applying reliability approaches, particularly in telecommunication and industrial applications. He is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) is currently providing reliability engineering and quality engineering expertise on both government and industry projects, and is the company lead for projects to develop/distribute tools to automate reliability/quality practices. Mr. Gonzalez is a frequent instructor for a variety of reliability topics for industry, for the military and for NASA. Prior to joining Quanterion, Mr. Gonzalez gained extensive broad experience in reliability/ quality issues associated with a variety of different industries, from telecommunications to printers/copiers to microwave devices. At Quanterion, Mr. Gonzalez led the development of Quanterion's TRADES integrated reliability analysis products and has been instrumental in all Lead-free solder reliability efforts.
Course OutlineDay 1
- The Need for Reliable Designs
- Reliability Terms and Measurements
- Basic Reliability Math and Models
- Reliability Data Analysis
- Tailoring Reliability Approaches
- Sources of Reliability Knowledge
- Introduction to Software Reliability
- Reliability Analyses and Benefits
- Reliability Predictions
- Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis
- Approaches to Reliability Designs
- Fault Tree Analysis
- Introduction to Other Types of Reliability Analyses
- Effective Test Approaches
- Reliability Qualification
- Reliability Growth Testing
- Accelerated Reliability Testing
- Environmental Stress Screening