Today’s economic climate dictates that both commercial products and military systems last longer, often significantly beyond the life for which they were designed. As a result, managers, designers and maintainers need a better understanding of the effects of longer life in terms of failure modes and mechanisms and mitigation methods. Under its day-to-day operation of the Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC), Quanterion has researched the subject of long term aging and published a compendium of relevant techniques in “Long Term Aging of Systems Techniques.”

The publication is well-suited to the current interests of management and system planners in how reliability impacts such issues as sustainability and total ownership costs. The objective of this book is to highlight the impact of long-term aging effects on parts, assemblies, and equipment by investigating characteristics of aging as they impact specific material classes. For more information or to purchase the book, click here.