Reliability Engineering

ISBN-10: 1118137191
ISBN-13: 9781118137192
Edition: 2nd 2012
List price: $164.95
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List price: $164.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/19/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 792
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

Now revised and updated, this book lays out both the theoretical foundations and practical applications of reliability engineering, describing the theory followed by real-world examples, problems for readers to solve, and description of the theory's practical use. The book is accompanied by Reliability Analysis Software, which provides useful tools for reliability estimation, failure time distributions, and a wide range of accelerated life models. Examples and problems follow theoretical developments, ensuring this useful book as a comprehensive reference for practitioners, professionals, and students in the quality and reliability engineering area.

Reliability and Hazard Functions
Reliability Definition and Estimation
Hazard Functions
Multivariate Hazard Rate
Competing Risk Model and Mixture of Failure Rates
Discrete Probability Distributions
Mean Time to Failure
Mean Residual Life (MRL)
Time of First Failure 71 Problems
System Reliability Evaluation
Reliability Block Diagrams
Series Systems
Parallel Systems
Parallel-Series, Series-Parallel, and Mixed-Parallel Systems
Consecutive-k-out-of-n: F System
Reliability of k-out-of-n Systems
Reliability of k-out-of-n Balanced Systems
Complex Reliability Systems
Special Networks
Multistate Models
Importance Measures of Components
Time-And Failure-Dependent Reliability
Nonrepairable Systems
Mean Time to FaUure (MTTF)
Repairable Systems
Dependent Failures
Redundancy and Standby
Estimation Methods of the Parameters of Failure-Time Distributions
Method of Moments
The Likelihood Function
Method of Least Squares
Bayesian Approach
Generation of Failure-Time Data
Parametric Reliability Models
Approach 1: Historical Data
Approach 2: Operational Life Testing
Approach 3: Burn-In Testing
Approach 4: Accelerated Life Testing
Types of Censoring
The Exponential Distribution
The Rayleigh Distribution
The Weibull Distribution
Lognormal Distribution
The Gamma Distribution
The Extreme Value Distribution
The Half-Logistic Distribution
Frechet Distribution
Birnbaum-Saunders Distribution
Linear Models
Multicensored Data
Models for Accelerated Ufe Testing
Types of Reliability Testing
Accelerated Life Testing
ALT Models
Statistics-Based Models: Nonparametric
Physics-Statistics-Based Models
Physics-Experimental-Based Models
Degradation Models
Statistical Degradation Models
Accelerated Life Testing Plans
Renewal Processes and Expected Number of Failures
Parametric Renewal Function Estimation
Nonparametric Renewal Function Estimation
Alternating Renewal Process
Approximations of M(t)
Other Types of Renewal Processes
The Variance of Number of Renewals
Confidence Intervals for the Renewal Function
Remaining Life at Time T
Poisson Processes
Laplace Transform and Random Variables
Preventive Maintenance and Inspection
Preventive Maintenance and Replacement Models: Cost Minimization
Preventive Maintenance and Replacement Models: Downtime Minimization
Minimal Repair Models
Optimum Replacement Intervals for Systems Subject to Shocks
Preventive Maintenance and Number of Spares
Group Maintenance
Periodic Inspection
Condition-Based Maintenance
Online Surveillance and Monitoring
Warranty Models
Warranty Models for Nonrepairable Products
Warranty Models for Repairable Products
Two-Dimensional Warranty
Warranty Claims
Case Studies
Case 1: A Crane Spreader Subsystem
Case 2: Design of a Production Line
Case 3: An Explosive Detection System
Case 4: Reliability of Furnace Tubes
Case 5: Reliability of Smart Cards
Case 6: Life Distribution of Survivors of Qualification and Certification
Case 7: Reliability Modeling of Telecommunication Networks for the Air Traffic Control System
Case 8: System Design Using Reliability Objectives
Case 9: Reliability Modeling of Hydraulic Fracture Pumps
Gamma Table
Computer Program to Calculate the Reliability of a Consecuttve-2-Out-Of-N:F System
Optimum Arrangement of Components in Consecuttve-2-Out-Of-N:F Systems
Computer Program for Solving the Time-Dependent Equations Using Runge-Kutta's Method
The Newton-Raphson Method
Coefficients of b<sub>i</sub>'s For i = 1, &#8230;, n
Variance of �<sub>2</sub><sup>*</sup>s in Terms of �<sub>2</sub><sup>2</sup>/n and K<sub>3</sub>/K<sub>2</sub><sup>*</sup>
Computer Listing of the Newton-Raphson Method
Coefficients (a<sub>i</sub> and b<sub>i</sub> of the Best Estimates of the Mean (�) And Standard Deviation (�) in Censored Samples Up to n = 20 From a Normal Population
Baker's Algorithm
Standard Normal Distribution
Critical Values of X<sup>2</sup>
Solutions of Selected Problems
Author Index
Subject Index

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