Implications For Design

Implications for Design

1. The simpler the design, the more reliable it is.

2. The fewer the number of components, the higher the reliability of the system.

3.  The reliability of a system can be improved by having a backup or redundant component. When the primary component fails, the backup component is activated. This idea is reflected in the parallel arrangement of components.

4. When the cost of failure is very high, we can achieve higher reliability with a more robust design that would withstand any misapplication.

5. Reliability can be improved when a product is designed for easy maintainability.

6. Better packaging can preserve the reliability of a product, since products get damaged during shipment. The mode of transporting the product to the customer can also be a factor in enhancing the reliability of a product.