Introduction: What You will Learn
This chapter introduces what is means to design for reliability. It shows the technical gaps between the current state-of-art and what it takes to design reliability as a value proposition for new products. It gives real examples of how to get high return on investment to understand the art of design for reliability. The chapter introduces readers to the deeper level topics with eight practical paradigms for best practices.
This chapter summarizes reliability tools that exist throughout the product's life cycle from creation, requirements, development, design, production, testing, use and end of life. The need for tools in understanding and communicating reliability performance is also explained. Many of these tools are explained in further detail in the chapters that follow.
This chapter describes good design practices for developing reliable software embedded in most of the high technology products. It shows how to prevent software faults and failures often inherent in the design by applying evidence based reliability tools to software such as FMEA, capability maturity modeling, and software reliability modeling. It introduces the most popular software reliability estimation tool CASRE (Computer Aided Software Reliability Estimation).
This chapter is on reliability ...