“Pieces of Pi” is a new article series that explores the unique aspects of Reliability, Maintainability and Quality of certain forms of design. It is the author’s opinion that reliability and design practices are closely related. The inherent reliability of a product, however it is evaluated, will be governed and limited by the decisions made regarding its design.

Every different way a design is analyzed brings another set of eyes and perspective. As we pore over the design to calculate the stresses on individual parts, we can’t help but to think about how the parts are combined to function in an overall system. Perhaps this reliability for new designs will be quantified by field data collected in the future and reliability prediction models will be updated with new “Pi Factors.”

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