A virtual reliability tool for circuit boards

Amer B. Dababneh, Ibrahim T. Ozbolat

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In nuclear power plants, circuit board malfunctions and failures can result in power reductions and other plant challenges, causing losses of up to a million dollars per day. Therefore, having a predictive lifetime and reliability model reduces the time and cost associated with maintaining and planning for both in-service and new circuit board. In this research, a predictive remaining lifetime, reliability and maintainability analysis model of circuit boards for nuclear power electronics is developed for both the component level and the system level. Methodology and criteria are integrated within an immersive and interactive 3D visual environment, the Predictive Environment for Visualization of Electromechanical Virtual Validation (PREVIEW), which is a software package that displays the developed model and offers a versatile environment that accepts modifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014
PublisherInstitute of Industrial Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780983762430
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: May 31 2014Jun 3 2014

Publication series

NameIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014


OtherIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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