RiAC Accelerated Reliability Testing 3-Day Course

March 26, 2013 – March 28, 2013 all-day
CA; San Diego; USA

Accelerated Reliability Testing 3-Day Course


Course Description

Introduces accelerated testing approaches that can be effectively used to characterize and improve product reliability. Shows the students how to develop and optimize test plans for accelerated testing and presents graphical and analytical analysis methods. Discusses models for life testing at constant stress, and for step and time varying stresses. Includes hands-on exercises using software tools.
Who Should Take the Course

Designers, reliability specialists, and program managers can benefit from a knowledge of how accelerated testing techniques can be used to improve and characterize product reliability.
What the Student Will Learn

The student will leave the course with an understanding of the basics of failure mechanisms and life modeling with an ability to define effective accelerated test plans, as well as to analyze and interpret the test results.
Scheduled to teach the next course.
Reza Azarkhail

Dr. Azarkhail currently works as a Sr. Reliability Engineer for Novellus Systems Inc. in the semiconductor industry. In this position, he is responsible for Design for Reliability initiatives including FMEA, FMECA, Reliability Modeling and Allocation, ALT, HALT, HASS and Reliability Growth.

Prior to this, he was a Faculty Research Associate in the Center for Reliability and Risk at the University of Maryland, and his research included, but not limited to, Direct simulation of Reliability and Risk in complex dynamic systems, Importance Measures of Risk and Reliability, Physics-Based reliability assessment, Bayesian Inference using MCMC simulation, Accelerated Life Testing and reliability of consumer products. He has received his master’s and Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. He also holds a bachelor and mater’s degree in Mechanical Engineering respectively in Thermal and Fluids and Energy Conversion from Sharif University of Technology.

Mohammad Modarres, PhD

Professor Modarres is the Director of the University of Maryland’s Center for Reliability Engineering the world leader in reliability education. He has authored numerous books in the fields of reliability and risk management, most recently “Risk Analysis in Engineering: Probabilistic Techniques, Tools and Trends.” Dr. Modarres has an MS in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from MIT and his current research interests are Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Complex Systems Functional Modeling, and Deterministic-Probabilistic Modeling of Engineering Systems. Dr. Modarres is a former University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher and a Maryland Inventors’ Award Winner. He has supported dozens of government and industry organizations in the fields of reliability and risk assessment.

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