Introduction to the Reliability Engineering Module

This presentation and demonstration will describe the application of the Reliability Engineering module in SINDA/FLUINT, as accessed via Thermal Desktop’s Case Set Manager. The purpose of the Reliability Engineering modules is to statistically evaluate the likelihood that a design will exceed various failure limits or other thresholds. Users will learn how to declare uncertainties and to define their variations as probability distribution functions (e.g., bell curves, uniform distributions). They will learn the basic sampling techniques available, and how to interpret results, including using histograms and hindsight (post-analysis) queries. An example problem will be worked interactively. Reliability-based optimization, including the synthesis of both design parameters as well as their tolerances, will be briefly discussed.

Prerequisites:  Basic understanding of Thermal Desktop and SINDA/FLUINT operation, including Symbols and Registers class or equivalent experience.