Accelerated Test Methods for Ground and Aerospace Vehicle Development PD730624

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance Aircraft , Test procedures

Engineers and managers involved with product development are continually challenged to reduce time to market, minimize warranty costs, and increase product quality. This results in less time for testing, which means the need for effective accelerated test procedures has never been greater.

Accelerating your testing program sounds great, but how do you begin? This course starts by taking a look at statistical models for reliability testing. It looks specifically at how sample size and testing timeframe affect what you’re able to do versus what you'd ideally do with more time and money. It also explains the benefits, limitations, processes, and applications of several proven accelerated test methods, including accelerated reliability, step stress, FSLT (Full System Life Test), FMVT® (Failure Mode Verification Testing), HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing), and HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screening). Throughout the course, you’ll participate in an activity that allows you to identify failure modes, develop hypotheses, and select accelerated test methods for a product of your choice. 

It is recommended that you have access to a calculator during this course. Learners will also receive a copy of the instructor's eBook, Accelerated Testing and Validation Management.


By participating in this on-demand course, you'll be able to:

  • Choose the accelerated test method for a given application
  • Analyze accelerated testing results
  • Explain how to accelerate your current test methods
  • Explain how to accelerate your validation program
  • Adjust accelerated test programs for business situations
  • Describe how product development cycles can be reduced from 18 to six months

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the 10 hour presentation
  • 10 video modules (see Topics/Outline tab)
  • Integrated knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts
  • Online learning assessment (submit to SAE)
  • Course handbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions
  • The eBook, Accelerated Testing and Validation Management by Alexander J. Porter
  • 1.1 CEU's - Certificate of Achievement (with satisfactory learning assessment score)

*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

Is this On Demand Course for You?

This on-demand course is designed for anyone involved in product design, life testing, reliability testing, and validation for passenger cars, light trucks, heavy duty, off-highway or aerospace vehicles, including reliability engineers, validation engineers, design engineers, and their managers. Individuals who need to achieve shorter time to market or higher quality through custom test plans and purchasers or users of testing or engineering services will also find this course valuable. There are no prerequisites, although a technical background is helpful.

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Alexander J. Porter
Alexander J. Porter

Alexander J. Porter is the Global Director of Engineering for Intertek, where he has been with the company since 1992. Since 1996, he has been developing accelerated testing methods for mechanical components and systems. Mr. Porter has three patents relating to accelerated testing equipment and has authored over 40 articles and technical papers on accelerated testing. Alex is the author of the book, Accelerated Testing and Validation, Elsevier 2004.

His work in the past has included implementation of FEA in a laboratory setting and development of a thermal management system for an advanced data acquisition package developed by NASA's Drydon Flight Research Facility. Alex is a member of SAE and IEEE. He holds a B.S. in aircraft engineering and an M.S. in mechanical engineering, both from Western Michigan University.

Access Period: 90 Days      CEUs: 1.1

Duration: 11 Hours
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