Development Standardization “Glossary” and “Strategy” for Reliability Testing as a Component of Trends in Development of ART/ADT 2013-01-0152
This paper will discuss the first two standards in the six-part series of SAE International reliability testing documents that are being developed by the SAE G11 Reliability Committee. These two documents attempt to standardize the glossary and strategy associated with reliability testing technology.
A new Glossary standard has been drafted that defines the most commonly used words and terms associated with reliability (accelerated reliability/durability) testing. It is intended to serve as a basis for reliability testing definitions and to reduce the possibility of conflicts, duplications, and incorrect interpretations either expressed or implied elsewhere in the technical literature. Terms and definitions included in this standard are important in the acquisition of weapon systems (where there is a need for precise and unambiguous technical definitions), and are expressed clearly (and without mathematical symbols whenever possible). The Strategy document and the remaining other documents in the reliability testing series are to become subdocuments in a revision to JA1009 (Reliability Testing).
The purpose of the Strategy standard is to standardize the strategy for obtaining information needed for accurate prediction during design and manufacturing of reliability, durability, maintainability, supportability, and life cycle cost of machines and their units in real-world conditions.
Real-world conditions consist of integrated full input influences with safety and human factors.