Accelerated Test Methods for Ground and Aerospace Vehicle Development e-Seminar

I.D.# PD130624ON
Access Period: 1 Year
Duration: 10 Hours

Engineers and managers involved with product development are constantly challenged to reduce time to market, minimize warranty costs, and increase product quality. With less and less time for testing, the need for effective accelerated test procedures has never been greater.

This course covers the benefits, limitations, processes, and applications of several proven accelerated test methods including accelerated reliability, step stress, FSLT (Full System Life Test), FMVT® (Failure Mode Verification Testing), HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing), and HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screening). It is designed for anyone involved in product design, life testing, reliability testing and validation for passenger cars, light trucks, heavy duty, off-highway or aerospace vehicles, including reliability engineers, validation engineers, design engineers and their managers. Users or purchasers of testing or engineering services will also find this course to be valuable.

Based on the popular classroom seminar, this course offers more than 10 hours of instruction divided into fourteen modules; a coordinated handbook; and an electronic copy of the instructor's book, Accelerated Testing and Validation, which includes numerous hands-on exercises and analytical spreadsheets.

Is this e-Seminar for You?
This e-Seminar is designed for anyone involved in product design, life testing, reliability testing and validation for passenger cars, light trucks, heavy duty, off-highway or aerospace vehicles, including reliability engineers, validation engineers, design engineers and their managers. Users or purchasers of testing or engineering services will also find this course to be valuable. There are no prerequisites for this course although a technical background is helpful.

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1 CEUs

Testimonial
"This course provided some unique vehicle development techniques aimed at reducing time and discovery of product weakpoints."
Jakin Wilson
Engineer
Toyota Technical Center

"This is definitely the course to help you figure out what you want your reliability testing program to do."
James Sues
Test Engineer
Freedman Seating Company

Prefer this course in person? Consider attending the classroom seminar Accelerated Test Methods for Ground and Aerospace Vehicle Development, or ask SAE Corporate Learning Solutions to bring it to your location.

Objectives

By participating in this e-Seminar, you will be able to:

  • Choose the accelerated test method for a given application
  • Analyze accelerated testing results
  • Explain how to accelerate your current test methods
  • Explain how to accelerate your validation program
  • Adjust accelerated test programs for business situations
  • Describe how product development cycles can be reduced from 18 to six months

Topics

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  • Statistical Limitations and Innovation vs. Commodity
  • Product Availability and Supply Chain Effects
  • Terms and Definitions for Accelerated Testing
  • Full Life System Testing
  • Step Stress
  • Accelerated Reliability
  • Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)
  • Failure Mode Verification Testing (FMVT)
  • Reliability, Warranty and Maturity
  • Data Analysis Techniques
  • Overcoming Life Prediction Limitations in HALT and FMVT
  • Program Acceleration
  • Hybrid Test Methods
  • Synthesis

Instructor(s): Alexander J. Porter

Alexander J. Porter is the Chief Engineer for Programs, Performance, and Durability for Intertek, and has been with the company since 1992. Since 1996, he has been developing accelerated testing methods for mechanical components and systems. Mr. Porter has three patents relating to accelerated testing equipment and has authored over 40 articles and technical papers on accelerated testing. Alex is the author of the book Accelerated Testing and Validation, Elsevier 2004. His work in the past has included implementation of FEA in a laboratory setting and development of a thermal management system for an advanced data acquisition package developed by NASA's Drydon Flight Research Facility. Alex is a member of SAE and IEEE. He holds a B.S. in aircraft engineering and an M.S. in mechanical engineering, both from Western Michigan University.

Materials Provided

  • 365 days of single-user access (from date of purchase) to the 10 hour course
  • Links to streaming video modules
  • Course Handbook (downloadable, .pdf's, subject to DRM)
  • The book, Accelerated Testing and Validation by Alexander J. Porter (eBook, downloadable through My Library)
  • Online Pre-test (self-test, immediate results)
  • Online Post-test (submit to SAE)
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions
  • 1.0 CEUs*/Certificate of Achievement (with satisfactory post-test score)
*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

About e-Seminars

SAE "e-Seminars" are electronically delivered seminars featuring full-motion video illustrated with synchronized presentation slides. e-Seminars are based on some of SAE's most highly attended and rated classroom seminars.

Equipment Requirements

  • Windows 2000, XP, 7 (Not currently supported by Windows Vista)
  • Pentium III PC
  • Minimum 128 MB RAM; recommended 256 MB RAM
  • Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, & 9 browser (IE 10 & 11, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Unix/Linus based browsers are not currently supported)
  • Adobe Flash Player 8.0 & above
  • Broadband-128Kbps and above
  • 1024 X 768 Screen Resolution
  • Sound Card/Speakers

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