Increasing the Reliability of Device/Product Designs

  • J.W. McPherson


Design engineers are continually asked reliability questions such as: (1) how long is your newly designed device/product expected to last and (2) how can you make cost-effective design changes to improve the reliability robustness of the device? Often the designer will attempt to answer these questions by stating a safety factor χ which was used for a design


Safety Factor Leaf Spring Operational Stress Thermal Expansion Mismatch Strong Metal 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • J.W. McPherson
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  1. 1.Texas Instruments Senior Fellow EmeritusPlanoUSA

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