Reliability as part of the engineering process
by S. Vikman
International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), Vol. 4, No. 2, 1983

Abstract: Vehicle reliability is one of the major factors influencing car buyers in their choice of make. A brief review is presented of the reliability engineering programme operated by Volvo. From the engineering point of view reliability is a quality parameter which is made measurable, predictable and controllable. Reliability is also closely linked to maintainability, and thus reliability goals are often set as part of a trade-off between these two properties with the aim of achieving optimal availability.

Online publication date: Sun, 25-May-2014

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