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.
"Praise for the first edition… …integrat[es] two very challenging subjects in a cohesive fashion…. …the reliability professional looking for 'a feel' of how experimental design can be used to set up product reliability programs will be pleased with this book."
"…useful for introducing the value of reliability experiments and design…. …recommend[ed] as an overview of the subject."
---Journal of Quality Technology
---Quality and Reliability Engineering International
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.