Overview of Design for Reliability  
Author Guangbin Yang




Abstract The traditional reliability process of test-fix-test requires several repetitions of design, test, and redesign; and thus is not effective at reducing cost and improving reliability. The process is losing its place in the global competitive business environment. In contrast, design for reliability is proven powerful and being widely applied in industry. This paper overviews the design for reliability process and primary techniques. In particular, we propose the integration of design for reliability into the product life cycle to maximize the benefit. The paper describes the steps of design for reliability, and presents an application to the automotive industry.


Keywords Design for reliability, product life cycle, DFR process, automotive DFR
    Article #:  1993
Proceedings of the 19th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
August 5-7, 2013 - Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.