Reliability growth in an industrial environment
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The purpose of this project is to investigate, define, implement and execute a Reliability Growth (RG) process of a product in an industrial environment. First step to be done is to investigate about the most used methods in Reliability Growth and how to carry them out in the most efficient way (from the economic and test time terms point of view). When this procedure is chosen, the design stage can start. This part of the project consists in writing down a standard work instruction (SWI) with all the necessary steps to develop a general RG test plan for any current or future product of the company. Once that standard work instruction is finished, it will be used to define a RG test plan for a particular product under development. All the objectives previously established in the SWI shall be accomplished taking into account the specific product characteristics and also the needs and limitations of the company. The following step is to give support to the R&D team in the set-up and initialization of the RG test program. This is a very long and exhaustive procedure which involves FW, mechanical and HW engineers to carry it out. Moreover, this is the most critical step as all the previous tasks of the above teams need to be finished before the RG can start. Finally, the last step is to supervise periodically the test and analyze the results obtained.