Physics of Failure (POF)

Reliability Engineering Terms – Physics of Failure (PoF)

What is Reliability Physics/Physics-of-Failure Analysis?

Reliability Physics is a technique for identifying and understanding the physical processes and mechanisms of failure. Currently, the terminology “Physics-of-Failure” (PoF) is widely used and is synonymous with reliability physics.

What’s the payoff?

Many consider PoF modeling to provide a distinct advantage over traditional statistics-based methods as these models account for the failure mechanisms experienced by the system, as well as the factors that affect the rate at which failures occur.

How can Quanterion Solutions help?

  • Define a Reliability Program strategy that optimizes the advantages of PoF approaches within available resources.
  • Assist in the definition, selection and use of appropriate materials, parts and design configurations that meet the characteristics and physical stresses of the environment.
  • Identify or tailor existing relevant PoF models, or develop customized new models, that characterize component, product or system life.
  • Perform analyses and formulate simulations/tests that address the predominant failure modes/mechanisms of existing or future. designs/processes.
  • Provide training on how to model, predict, collect/analyze data and apply other PoF-based techniques to benefit your specific products, processes and applications.

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