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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