Verbitsky, D., "Improving Reliability and Profitability Using the Systemic Failure Analysis Methodology During Reliability Stress Testing," SAE Technical Paper 2012-01-0202, 2012, doi:10.4271/2012-01-0202.
A three-stage systematic hierarchical complementary failure analysis (SHCFA) methodology is proposed. It addresses all types of failures occurred during different phases of reliability stress tests (RST) and product life cycles in a flexible, but consistent manner. The SHCFA provides a result-effective and cost-efficient approach leading to significant sustainable growth of quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, improvement of RST, and concurrent reduction of losses. Practical failure classifications and RST-related examples substantiate and illustrate the proposed approach.