A guide to implementing and operating a practical reliability program using carefully designed experiments to provide information quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. It emphasizes real world solutions to daily problems. The second edition contains a special expanded section demonstrating how to combine accelerated testing with design of experiments for immediate improvement.
Part 1 Introduction: faster…better…cheaper; quality and reliability; design of experiments. Part 2 Design of experiments: introduction to design of experiments; conducting a main effects experiment; dealing with interactions; designing an experiment; analyzing DoE results; DoE in production design; managing the uncontrollable factors; application of DoE reliability assurance. Part 3 Reliability engineering: reliability measurement; graphical reliability methods; reliability calculations - constant failure rate; reliability calculations - variable failure rate; system reliability methods. Part 4 Accelerated testing: accelerated testing; environmental and operating stresses; interpreting data from accelerated tests; developing an integrated reliability test programme. Part 5 Using design of experiments to integrate reliability into the organization: reliability improvement with design of experiments; using design of experiments to integrate reliability into the organization.