Integration of a Reliability Model Within a Virtual Analysis System for Printed Circuit Boards


The field of modeling and simulation continues to grow and help reduce costs and increase development speed in the engineering community, but use of such capabilities has been minimal with respect to circuit board visualization and reliability. This work responds to this gap with a new simulation-based reliability model for electrical components and systems, integrated within a software platform for concurrent analysis. While statistics-based reliability analysis is common, this work presents the integration of such models in a comprehensive system. The results coupled with a user-friendly interface and display in a virtual environment combine to create a novel tool for the identification of problem areas and planning for future maintenance of electromechanical systems.

Volume 11: Emerging Technologies