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Reliability Engineering Terms – Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis

What is Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis?
A Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) is a “bottom up” assessment of the design of a system (hardware, software and/or process) to determine the consequences of a failure on the overall performance or effectiveness of the system. An FMECA can be appropriately tailored and performed at…  Read More

October 16th, 2023|

Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis Resources

Reliability 301: RAM Modeling I

Sign up for a related course: Software Failure Modes Effects Analysis, which will be hosted Nov. 14-16, 2023 in Orlando, FL!

This course covers the steps for performing a software FMEA as well as dozens of software reliability failure modes and root causes related to the requirements, interface design, detailed design and…  Read More

October 16th, 2023|Tags: , |

Reliability Engineering Terms – Reliability Modeling and Prediction

What is Reliability Modeling and Prediction?
A reliability model mathematically defines the interdependencies between hardware/software/human elements and their combined contributions to failure. A prediction calculates failure rates using that model so that a reliability metric can be quantified to assess design tradeoffs, and as an estimate of operational reliability after a product is delivered.
What’s the payoff?
The…  Read More

September 25th, 2023|

Reliability Modeling and Prediction Resources

Reliability 301: RAM Modeling I

Sign up for our most requested course: Reliability 301: RAM Modeling I, which will be hosted Nov. 14-16, 2023 in Orlando, FL!

Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) modeling uses a mathematical process to statistically predict the time-to-failure of a product or system. This technique can result in far-reaching cost savings and labor…  Read More

September 25th, 2023|

Reliability Engineering Terms – Data Collection and Analysis

What is Reliability Data Collection and Analysis?
Data collection and analysis facilitates an understanding of field operational use profiles and environmental stress data and is critical for ensuring design/process robustness. Collection and analysis of failure data to root failure cause identification and mitigation is critical to ensure product/process reliability growth and success over its life cycle.
What’s…  Read More

September 22nd, 2022|

Software Reliability Resources

Software Reliability Resources
Software Reliability In-Person Training
Register for a Software Failure Modes Effects Analysis course hosted Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando – Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, FL. 

If you’re involved in software design or development, you must consider potential failure modes in the software. This course…  Read More

September 6th, 2022|

Reliability Engineering Terms – Software Reliability

What is Software Reliability?
Software reliability is the probability that software will operate failure-free for a specified period of time in a specified environment. It is an important contributing factor impacting system reliability (which includes hardware and human reliability). Various approaches can be used to improve the reliability of software with an appropriate balance between development…  Read More

September 6th, 2022|Tags: |

Summer 2023 Reliability Engineering Training

Summer 2023 Open Training is open for registrations.
Course Location
SpringHill Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront
901 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Training Dates
June 13-15, 2023.

Training Cost
The cost per course is $1950. Registering a group? Call us at  (315) 732-0097 to discuss the best rate for you.

Reliability 101
Reliability 101 is a foundational course to understanding basic reliability engineering principles and how…  Read More

August 2nd, 2022|Tags: |

Physics-of-Failure (PoF) Resources

Reliability Physics/Physics-of-Failure Analysis Resources
Physics-of-Failure Analysis Publications
Physics-of-Failure Based Handbook of Microelectronic Systems
This handbook is intended for use by designers of highly complex electronic systems for military, aerospace, medical, telecommunications or any industry where an accurate assessment of reliability is needed and can be verified through testing.
Physics-of-Failure Modeling
The traditional approach to product reliability has largely been based…  Read More

June 22nd, 2022|Tags: |

Reliability Engineering Terms – Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Reliability Engineering Terms – Root Cause Analysis
What is Root Cause Analysis?
Root cause analysis (RCA) is a class of problem-solving methods aimed at identifying and eliminating the root cause of failures.  The root cause of a failure mode is defined as the lowest-level condition (people, process, software, material, documentation or requirements) that is responsible for causing…  Read More