Materials and Product Technologies II
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This three-volume set is a collection of 190 peer-reviewed papers on the topic of Advances in Product Development and Reliability. It addresses the scientific and technological issues underlying improvements in performance, reliability and lifetime. Its remit embraces the design and manufacturing aspects of product development and reliability, as well as operational life prediction and extension.
The development of innovative, reliable and material-efficient products is crucial to the survival and prosperity of modern corporations and societies in an increasingly integrated global economy. New methodologies, technologies and tools for product development and reliability are under active investigation, with particular attention being focused on systemic, integrated and life-cycle perspectives. Alongside this, new materials with enhanced properties are being developed and the concept of ‘intelligent’ or ‘smart’ structures is gaining ground. The attributes of such structures range from self-detection of damage to optimized material combinations, properties and geometries that satisfy design requirements at localized points of the structure or product.
This collection focuses on the development and reliability of consumer products as well as the integrity, reliability and operation of engineering structures and systems. It cover topics such as: product development methodology, cost engineering for product development, virtual product development techniques and tools, design quality engineering, performance engineering, structural integrity, reliability and safety, optimal design, reliability design, reliability-centered maintenance, reliability testing and reliability methodology in manufacturing. Altogether, this work can be considered to be a veritable encyclopedia on this topic.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: Papers from PDR 2010 (the Second International Conference on Advances in Product Development and Reliability, July 2010, Shenyang, China) are presented here, for a broad audience of engineers involved with the design, manufacture, and maintenance of structures and systems as well as consumer products. A small sampling of topics indicates the breadth of coverage: cyclic deformation of cast steel for Chinese railway rolling wagon bogie frames, remote data acquisition system reliability simulation, failure of flip-chip circuit interconnects under high current density, shear strength and performance of glass-to-metal brazed joints, vibration effects on tailstock of a turning machine, and product data integration and management research based on XML. Approximately 190 papers are presented in what appears a random order; light key word indexing affords some access to the contents beyond the table of contents listing of titles and the author index.