North America

Blue Room - Session 14

2:20 to 3:20 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014

Time-based Simulation in Design for Reliability and Robustness

Our work presents a novel application of reliability and part stress data, which allows for the assessment of system robustness to usage and failure within a set of specifications. By considering the concept of robustness, a novel approach has been developed to put reliability engineering methods in the hands of design engineers using time-domain simulations. The result of this approach is to be a set of engineering design tools that allow the consideration of reliability in the early stages of system design. It is a key ambition that the design tools will permit an analysis of system performance and system reliability in a unified and straightforward way. This will yield better optimized designs and better, more reliable products.

Key Words: Modeling, Simulation, Robustness, Reliability, Stress

Nicholas Lambert

Ridgetop Group, Inc.

Tucson, Arizona