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 will be able to:
*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.
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 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.
"This course provided some unique vehicle development techniques aimed at reducing time and discovery of product weakpoints."
Toyota Technical Center
"This program gave me ideas on how I can develop my own test facilities to a more efficient and cost driven unit."
Manager, Testing and Laboratory
“Insightful training, it covered multiple testing methods explaining the pros and cons of each technique. The instructor had real world examples of the various test strategies.”
Donald Schaufus Jr
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