How Physics of Failure Helps Bring Reliable Avionics Products to Market Faster

Posted by Ed Dodd on Mar 21, 2017 10:58:39 AM

avionics-aerospace-reliability.jpgGlobal avionics is enjoying a period of rapid growth that, when coupled with the relatively low cost of entry into the industry, makes it a very attractive option for new players. This increasingly crowded and competitive landscape makes it even more important to be first to market with new technologies, which can leave less time for reliability testing.

Investing significant time and money into fixing reliability issues revealed in prototype testing is an inefficient use of resources. Instead, employing Design for Reliability (DfR) methodologies and using a Physics of Failure approach throughout the design process is a faster, more efficient and accurate way to ensure product reliability and, ultimately, enhance speed to market.

Physics of Failure (PoF)

PoF is an approach that can be employed at any time, but the insights provide optimal value when used during design, the project phase in which most cost- and quality-related decisions are made. Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software uses a PoF based approach to leverage total learning, rather than solely focusing on fixing a certain problem. It uses a broader range of technology to help engineers test and simulate the processes, mechanisms and variation effects identified as failure inducers and develop effective design corrections. Optimum product reliability is achieved early on in design without costly backtracking, enabling avionics manufacturers to bring parts and products to market faster.

For more information on using a PoF approach for avionics and other applications, view Integrating Design and Reliability: The Power of Physics of Failure. Get free webinar access now by clicking the button below.


Topics: Physics of Failure

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