Reliability Problem Solving addresses the use of an appropriately tailored suite of reliability engineering activities, tools, methods, procedures, etc., to cost-effectively identify and correct design/process reliability problems.
The practice of limiting electrical, thermal and mechanical stresses on parts to levels below their specified ratings is called derating. MIL-STD-721C offers the following definitions of derating:
Using an item in such a way that applied stresses are below rated values
The lowering of the rating of an item in one stress field to allow an increase… Read More