Proceedings-Institute of Environmental Sciences ,1997.

Reducing Time-to-Market Using Virtual Qualification

P. McCluskey, M. Pecht, and S. Azarm


One of the most time consuming activities in new product development is qualification, defined as a process to verify whether the anticipated reliability is indeed achieved under actual life cycle loads for some specified length of time.  The purpose of qualification is therefore to audit the ability of the design, manufacture, and assembly to meet reliability goals.  Qualification is usually accomplished by testing under accelerated loads to achieve time compression.

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