Practical Accelerated Life Testing Monograph

Practical Accelerated Life Testing Monograph

by James McLinn

Accelerated Life Testing (ALT) is one of the most important topics for any reliability engineer. Few reliability engineers know more than the basics of a few techniques. Most test people do not know the wide range of testing applications that do exist. ALT theory is often covered by journal articles showing a few isolated applications, techniques or explanations to existing techniques. Creation of new ALT techniques through development of theory are likewise scattered through a number of journals.

This short book is an attempt to bring a variety of tools and techniques together and present them as a coherent package. No attempt was made to cover all the useful techniques of ALT. Hence, vibration fatigue  applications, thermal cycling, step-stress methods and HALT techniques are missing from this work.  However, the critical and often under emphasized steps of preparation of an ALT and administration are included. Ground rules and guidelines which are contained within will help the reader avoid the most common pitfalls. The last two sections look at the analysis of some ALT life data. The combination should aid the reader when performing most types of Accelerated Life Tests.  References are at the end of the work with a two-page supplemental reading list. These go beyond the scope of this work.

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