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    Practical Application of Dependability Engineering: An Effective Approach to Managing Dependability in Technological and Evolving Systems

    ISBN-10: 0791860019
    ISBN-13: 9780791860014
    Edition: 2012
    Author(s): Thomas Van Hardeveld, David Kiang
    Description: This book provides a wealth of practical knowledge and industry best practices to address dependability management and engineering issues with helpful guidance and checklists from a system life cycle perspective, hence making this book a valued  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2012
    Publisher: Amer Society of Mechanical
    Binding: Cloth Text 
    Pages: 328
    Size: 10.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 1.628
    Language: English

    This book provides a wealth of practical knowledge and industry best practices to address dependability management and engineering issues with helpful guidance and checklists from a system life cycle perspective, hence making this book a valued asset as a comprehensive desk-top reference. The topics presented in this book highlight the essence of life cycle management practices and systematic cost-effective solutions focusing on dependability performance characteristics for project risk avoidance and failure prevention. The dedicated chapters of relevant dependability topics are organized and structured to facilitate easy comprehension that would appeal to educators to use this as an instructional textbook to train new dependability engineers. This book is intended for engineers and practitioners who need to solve problems and find answers to achieve dependability performance of technological and evolving systems.

    About the Authors
    Introduction to Dependability
    What is Dependability
    Defining Dependability
    The Application of Dependability
    Industry Views on Dependability
    The Importance of Dependability
    The History of Dependability
    The Evolution of Dependability
    Dependability Concepts
    Dependability Principles and Practices
    Dependability Concept Realization
    Dependability Knowledge Base
    The System Approach to Dependability
    Definition of a System
    Life Cycle Approach to Dependability
    Methodology and Process Application
    Hardware Aspects
    Software Aspects
    Human Aspects
    Dependability Management from a Business Perspective
    Business Life Cycle and Market Relevance
    Dependability Management Goals and Objectives
    Changing Market Needs
    Dependability Standardization for Evolving Systems
    Environmental Sustainability
    Dependability and Asset Management
    Life Cycle Approach for Dependability
    Introduction to the Life Cycle Approach
    Why a Life Cycle Approach
    System Life Cycle Models
    Dependability Application in a Business Environment
    Influences on a Business Environment
    Dependability Focus on Management Support
    Dependability Application Focus on Technological Solutions
    Life Cycle Approach to Project Management
    Framework for Managing Dependability Projects
    Establishing Dependability Project Objectives and Task Requirements
    Tailoring Process
    Tailoring of Dependability Projects
    Tailoring for Project-Specific Applications
    Project Risk Management
    Risk Management for Dependability Application
    Risk Management Process
    Scope of Dependability Risk Problems
    Dependability Risk Problem and Resolution - An Example
    Review Process
    Specification of Dependability Requirements
    Starting a Dependability Project
    Where to Begin with Technological Systems
    Understanding the System
    Defining System Objectives
    Identifying System Performance Functions
    Incorporation of Dependability into Systems
    Requirements Definition
    Requirements Analysis
    Establishing the Operational Scenario
    Determining Dependability Requirements
    Framework for Development of Dependability Specifications
    Rationale for Dependability Specifications
    Evaluation of Dependability Characteristics
    Procedures for Specifying System Dependability
    Dependability Engineering in System Design and Realization
    Dependability Engineering in System Design and Development
    Architectural Design
    Functional Design and Evaluation
    Establishing Functional Design Criteria
    Dependability Design Approaches
    Dependability Design Strategies
    Designing for System Application Environments
    Designing for Human Interaction
    Evaluation of Design Functions
    Assessment Value and Implications
    System Design Documentation
    System Design and Sub-system Development
    Dependability Engineering Design Issues
    Safety Design
    Dependability-Centered Design
    Structural Design
    Life Cycle Cost
    Dependability Engineering in System Realization and Implementation
    System Realization
    Product Verification
    System Integration
    System Installation/Transition
    System Validation/Acceptance
    Dependability Engineering Checklists
    Software Dependability
    The Software Dependability Challenge
    Software Dependability Implications
    Understanding Software and Software Systems
    Software Dependability Engineering
    System Life Cycle Framework
    Software Dependability Project Management
    Software Life Cycle Activities
    Software Dependability Characteristics
    Software Design Environment
    Software Requirements and Influencing Factors
    Classification of Software Faults
    Software Dependability Strategy
    Software Fault Avoidance
    Software Fault Control
    Software Dependability Application
    Software Development Practices for Dependability Achievement
    Software Dependability Metrics and Data Collection
    Software Dependability Assessment
    Software Testing and Measurement
    Software Dependability Improvement
    Software Dependability Improvement Methodology
    Software Complexity Simplification
    Software Fault Tolerance
    Software Interoperability
    Software Reuse
    Software Reliability Growth
    Software Maintenance and Enhancement
    Technical Support and User Training
    Dependability Information Management
    Understanding Dependability Information
    Framework for Dependability Information Management
    Establishing a Dependability Information System
    Dependability Information System Requirements
    Maintenance and Logistic Support System
    Fault Management System
    Dependability Assessment Information
    Information Retention, Retrieval and Dissemination
    Knowledge Development
    Lessons Learned
    Learning from Experience
    Case Study on Network Dependability
    Looking Beyond the Numbers
    Adapting to Change and Changing Environments
    Exploiting Green Technology
    Sustaining Dependability Performance during Operation
    Operational Considerations
    Operation Framework
    Operational Objectives for Dependability
    Overview of System Operation Process
    Operation Process Implementation
    Process Approach to Sustain Dependability Performance
    Dependability Measures during Operation
    Overview of Dependability Measures
    Organizational or End-user Measures
    Average Failure Rate Measures
    Statistical Failure Rate Measures
    Availability and Reliability
    Reliability Analysis Techniques
    Dependability Data Sources
    Data Acquisition
    International Standards Information
    OREDA - Offshore REliability DAta
    Gas Turbines
    NERC GADS Data
    ORAP - Operational Reliability Analysis Program
    Telecommunications and the Internet
    Examples of Analyzing Dependability during Operation
    Maintainability, Supportability and Maintenance Engineering
    What Is Maintainability
    Maintainability during Design
    How to Measure Maintainability
    What Is Supportability
    Supportability During Design
    Maintenance Support During Operation
    Maintenance Engineering
    Reliability Centered Maintenance
    Maintenance Optimization
    Facility and Equipment Enhancement and Renewal
    Spare Parts Provisioning
    Condition-Based Maintenance
    Risk Assessment for Pipelines
    Maintainability Integrated with Reliability and Availability
    Dependability Assurance
    Establishing Dependability Assurance Framework
    Understanding Assurance in Business and Technical Performance
    Dependability Assurance Framework in System Performance
    Collaboration of Assurance in System Performance
    Evolution of Assurance Strategies
    Learning from Past Experience
    Dependability Assurance Initiatives
    Life Cycle Approach to Dependability Assurance in System Performance
    Dependability Assurance from a Business Perspective
    Assurance to Ascertain System Dependability Performance
    Assurance to Sustain System Dependability Performance
    Assurance Case
    What Is an Assurance Case
    Assurance Case Studies
    Software Assurance
    Software Assurance Overview
    Technology Influence on Software Assurance
    Software Assurance Challenges
    Network Security Implications
    Software Assurance Best Practices
    Dependability Value
    The Value of Dependability
    Concept of Value Creation
    The Value Chain Process
    Dependability Value Framework
    Framework Overview
    Value Scenario
    Value Creation Process
    Dependability Value Realization
    Assurance in Value Achievement
    Value Infrastructures
    Dependability Value Expressions
    Common Value Infrastructures
    Asset Management
    A Pipeline Example
    Glossary of Terms
    Terms and Definitions
    Concept Diagrams
    Concept Diagram for System and Dependability-Related Terms
    Concept Diagram for Reliability-Related Terms
    Concept Diagram for Maintenance-Related Terms
    Terms and Definitions
    System Life Cycle Process for Dependability Application
    Process for the System Concept/Definition Stage
    Data Requirements for Concept/Definition
    Description of Key Process Activities for Concept/Definition
    Process for the System Design/Development Stage
    Data Requirements for Design/Development
    Description of Key Process Activities for Design/Development
    Process for the System Realization/Implementation Stage
    Data Requirements for Realization/Implementation
    Description of Key Process Activities for Realization/Implementation
    Process for the System Operation/Maintenance Stage
    Data Requirements for Operation/Maintenance
    Description of Key Process Activities for Operation/Maintenance
    Process for the System Enhancement Stage
    Data Requirements for Enhancement
    Description of Key Process Activities for Enhancement
    Process for the System Retirements Stage
    Data Requriements for Retirement
    Description of Key Process Activities for Retirement
    Example of a System Dependability Specification
    Identify the System
    Describe the System Objectives
    Identify the Functions to Meet the System Objectives
    Describe the Functions
    Identify the Influencing Conditions Affecting the Functions
    Evaluate the Technical Approach to Achieve the Needed Functions
    Describe the Hardware, Software Elements and Human Interactions Involved in System Operation
    Determine the Operational Scenario
    Describe the System Configurations to Meet System Objectives
    Determine the Dependability Requirements
    Documentation of System Dependability Specification
    Dependability Engineering Checklists
    Checklists for System Life Cycle Project Applications
    Checklists for Technology Design Applications
    Checklists for Outsourced Products Used in System Applications
    Reliability Improvement of Reliquefaction System for LNG Carriers
    Objectives of the Study
    System Description
    Reliability and Availability Estimation
    Reliability and Maintenance Data
    Analysis Using Reliability Block Diagrams
    Results Without Redundancy
    Results With Redundancy
    Compressor Station Availability
    Binomial Distribution Analysis
    Monte Carlo Simulation
    Scheduled Maintenance
    Economic Analysis
    Maintainability of a Gas Turbine
    Design for Maintainability
    Serviceability and Accessibility
    Example of a Steam Turbine
    Pareto Analysis
    Weibull Analysis
    Spare Parts Analysis
    Maintainability, Reliability and Availability

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