The “RELease” series for the beginner in reliability

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The RELease series name has a double meaning: The spelling of the name r-e-l-e-a-s-e indicates that the series is intended to “release“ the non-expert down the path to reliable products and the complementary terms “REL” with “ease”, implying the series goal of “reliability made easy.”

Reliability success is seldom easy, requiring expertise and tailoring with tradeoffs addressing life-cycle costs and other issues, but we hope that the series will help those not familiar with reliability practices understand the basics.

While it is unlikely that the reader will become an instant expert in reliability by reading the RELease guides, it is likely that he/she will gain a better appreciation of the basic tools that lead to designing and building reliability into products and systems. The number of pages in each guide is intentionally limited to address only the basics, with comprehensive authoritative references listed for those wanting to know more.

Each guide addresses a specific reliability topic, describing the related terminology as well as the process of implementing or performing a particular strategy or activity. Each also provides practical examples demonstrating the described process. “The Reliability Design Process” guide provides an overview of the series by tying together
how each activity contributes to the overall process. The series includes:

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The Complete RELease Series