The theme of this manual is failure physics - the study of how products, hardware, software, and systems fail and what can be done about it. The intent is to impart useful information, to extend the limits of production capability, and to assist in achieving low-cost reliable products. In a broader sense the manual should do more. It should underscore the urgent need for mature attitudes toward reliability. Five of the chapters were originally presented as a classroom course to over 1000 Martin Marietta engineers and technicians. Another four chapters and three appendixes have been added. We begin with a view of reliability from the years 1940 to 2000. Chapter 2 starts the training material with a review of mathematics and a description of what elements contribute to product failures. The remaining chapters elucidate basic reliability theory and the disciplines that allow us to control and eliminate failures.To satisfy the need for a short, informative interface definition and control training manual, Robert E. Kastner and Henry N. Hartt of the Vitro Corporation prepared the manual using material ... Rm. 125 5A Hunsaker Loop Hampton, VA 23681- 0001 Office: (804) 864-3018 Facsimile: (804) 864-6327 E-mail: ... lims01.lerc. nasa.gov Michael E. Langley NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center CR- 10.
|Title||:||Reliability and Maintainability (RAM) Training|
|Author||:||Vincent R. Lalli|