Accelerated Test Methods for Ground and Aerospace Vehicle Development

Engineers and managers involved with product development are constantly challenged to reduce time to market, minimize warranty costs, and increase product quality. With less and less time for testing, the need for effective accelerated test procedures has never been greater.


This course covers the benefits, limitations, processes, and applications of several proven accelerated test methods including accelerated reliability, step stress, FSLT (Full System Life Test), FMVT® (Failure Mode Verification Testing), HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing), and HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screening). It is designed for anyone involved in product design, life testing, reliability testing and validation for passenger cars, light trucks, heavy duty, off-highway or aerospace vehicles, including reliability engineers, validation engineers, design engineers and their managers. Users or purchasers of testing or engineering services will also find this course to be valuable.

Based on the popular classroom seminar, this course offers more than 10 hours of instruction divided into fourteen modules; a coordinated handbook; and an electronic copy of the instructor's book, Accelerated Testing and Validation, which includes numerous hands-on exercises and analytical spreadsheets.

What Will You Learn

By participating in this course, you will be able to:
  • Choose the accelerated test method for a given application
  • Analyze accelerated testing results
  • Explain how to accelerate your current test methods
  • Explain how to accelerate your validation program
  • Adjust accelerated test programs for business situations
  • Describe how product development cycles can be reduced from 18 to six months

Course Information

COURSE LENGTH
10.00 Hours
ACCESS PERIOD
90 Days

Is This Course For You

This e-Seminar is designed for anyone involved in product design, life testing, reliability testing and validation for passenger cars, light trucks, heavy duty, off-highway or aerospace vehicles, including reliability engineers, validation engineers, design engineers and their managers. Users or purchasers of testing or engineering services will also find this course to be valuable. There are no prerequisites for this course although a technical background is helpful.

 

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Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the 10 hour course
  • Links to streaming video modules
  • Course Handbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • The eBook, Accelerated Testing and Validation by Alexander J. Porter (downloadable through My Library)
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions <\li>
  • 1.0 CEUs*/Certificate of Achievement (upon completion of all course content and a score of 70% or higher on the learning assessment)
*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

Course Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (other operating systems and mobile platforms are not supported but may work)
  • Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox 37+ , Google Chrome 42+ (other browsers are not supported)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Topics

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  • Statistical Limitations and Innovation vs. Commodity[Total Run Time: 36 minutes]
    • Identify the fundamentals of a statistical reliability test
    • Recognize the limits of statistical analysis and the effects of product types
  • Product Availability and Supply Chain Effects[Total Run Time: 29 minutes]
    • Identify the impact of product availability and the relationships within the supply chain
    • Recognize the effects of the transportation supply chain
  • Terms and Definitions for Accelerated Testing[Total Run Time: 24 minutes]
    • Summarize the definitions for goals, methods and limitations of test methods
    • Summarize the classification and differentiation of accelerated test methods
    • Summarize the definition of key terms
  • Full Life System Testing [Total Run Time: 44 minutes]
    • Restate the goal of a full system life test
    • Explain the basic methods of a full system life test
    • Discover how to reduce test time by cycling faster
    • Discover how to reduce test time by eliminating non-damaging conditions
    • Discuss the limitations and assumptions inherent in this method
  • Step Stress[Total Run Time: 49 minutes]
    • Explain why achieving failure is successful
    • Demonstrate one life in a mandated test while finding failures
    • Examine the limitations and assumptions of the test method
  • Accelerated Reliability[Total Run Time: 34 minutes]
    • Distinguish the stress vs. life vs. probability relationship
    • Determine when to use the accelerated reliability technique
  • Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)[Total Run Time: 47 minutes]
    • Understand why to test to multiple failures
    • Demonstrate when to test in the stress axis instead of the time axis
    • Predict the operational and destruct margins
    • Relate the importance of vibration
    • State the importance of vibration frequency range on strain
  • Failure Mode Verification Testing (FMVT) [Total Run Time: 1 hour, 19 minutes]
    • Identify stresses
    • Identify failure
    • Summarize the definition of failure
    • Discuss the service to destruct limit
    • Describe failure mode progression analysis
    • Perform Design Maturity Analysis
  • Reliability, Warranty and Maturity [Total Run Time: 14 minutes]
    • Recognize the interaction between statistical reliability estimates, warranty rates and failure modes
  • Data Analysis Techniques [Total Run Time: 52 minutes]
    • Analyze non-statistical data for maturity, potential for improvement
    • Accommodate uncertainty and large systems
  • Overcoming Life Prediction Limitations in HALT and FMVT [Total Run Time: 1 hour, 39 minutes]
    • Review the details of setting up an accelerated test for multiple stress sources with an eye towards life prediction
    • Determine a life estimate from an accelerated test to failure such as HALT and FMVT using several different methods
    • Understand when each method for life prediction can be used
  • Program Acceleration [Total Run Time: 6 minutes]
    • Recognize the importance of accelerating a whole program and not just an individual test
  • Hybrid Test Methods [Total Run Time: 50 minutes]
    • Combine two or more tests based on the strengths and weaknesses of the tests
  • Synthesis [Total Run Time: 59 minutes]
    • Synthesize a concise set of tests that traceably satisfy the hypothesis that must be true for the product to work, while meeting timing