Albertyn Barnard received the degrees M Eng (Electronics) and M Eng (Engineering Management) from the University of Pretoria. He has provided consulting services in systems and reliability engineering to the defense, nuclear, aerospace and commercial industries since 1982. He provides training in reliability engineering to industry and at post-graduate level at the University of Pretoria. He has presented numerous technical papers at symposia, and won the Best Paper Award at the 2004 INCOSE SA conference (South Africa), as well as the Gold Award at the 2009 International Applied Reliability Symposium Europe (Spain).
He has been a member of the management committee of INCOSE SA for a number of years, served as President of INCOSE SA in 2008, and established the INCOSE Reliability Engineering Working Group in 2011. He is currently leading this working group, which focuses on reliability engineering from a systems engineering viewpoint.
His company, Lambda Consulting, specialises in reliability engineering activities applicable to the development phase of products, with emphasis on reliability analysis of electronic design and HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing). Lambda Consulting established the first commercial HALT laboratory in South Africa in 2008.
Consulting and Management
Reliability engineering management
Reliability programme development
Product failure investigation
Commercial HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) laboratory
Systems reliability analysis and modelling
Worst case circuit analysis
Component derating analysis
Design FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis)
Reliability Engineering Training Courses
Reliability for Electronic Designers
Reliability for Engineering Managers