Experimental Tools for Reliability Analysis

  • Johan Liu
  • Olli Salmela
  • Jussi Särkkä
  • James E. Morris
  • Per-Erik Tegehall
  • Cristina Andersson


In this chapter, several basic types of experimental tools for different situations of reliability analysis are introduced, together with the working principles. After that, tools being used to do accelerate testing are also presented.

Optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX), scanning acoustic microscopy (SAM), and moiré interferometry are used to measure the structure and geometry of the testing sample. Besides, low-cycle fatigue, shear, humidity, temperature, thermal shock, and thermal cycling tests could be done with the help of special types of machines.


Solder Joint Shear Test Thermal Shock Fringe Pattern Solder Ball 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Olli Salmela
    • 3
  • Jussi Särkkä
    • 4
  • James E. Morris
    • 5
  • Per-Erik Tegehall
    • 6
  • Cristina Andersson
    • 7
  1. 1.SMIT Center and Bionano Systems Laboratory Department of Microtechnology and NanoscienceChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of New Displays and System Integration SMIT Center and School of Mechatronics and Mechanical EngineeringShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Nokia Siemens NetworksEspooFinland
  4. 4.Nokia Siemens NetworksOuluFinland
  5. 5.Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA
  6. 6.Swerea IVFMölndalSweden
  7. 7.Department of Microtechnology and NanoscienceChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden

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