227-0377-10L  Physics of Failure and Reliability of Electronic Devices and Systems

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersI. Shorubalko, M. Held
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractUnderstanding the physics of failures and failure mechanisms enables reliability analysis and serves as a practical guide for electronic devices design, integration, systems development and manufacturing. The field gains additional importance in the context of managing safety, sustainability and environmental impact for continuously increasing complexity and scaling-down trends in electronics.
ObjectiveProvide an understanding of the physics of failure and reliability. Introduce the degradation and failure mechanisms, basics of failure analysis, methods and tools of reliability testing.
ContentSummary of reliability and failure analysis terminology; physics of failure: materials properties, physical processes and failure mechanisms; failure analysis; basics and properties of instruments; quality assurance of technical systems (introduction); introduction to stochastic processes; reliability analysis; component selection and qualification; maintainability analysis (introduction); design rules for reliability, maintainability, reliability tests (introduction).
Lecture notesComprehensive copy of transparencies
LiteratureReliability Engineering: Theory and Practice, 8th Edition, Springer 2017, DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-54209-5
Reliability Engineering: Theory and Practice, 8th Edition (2017), DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-54209-5