Reliability Engineering

ISBN-10: 1118137191
ISBN-13: 9781118137192
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Book details

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.

Preface
Prelude
Reliability and Hazard Functions
Introduction
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
References
System Reliability Evaluation
Introduction
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
Redundancy
Importance Measures of Components
Problems
References
Time-And Failure-Dependent Reliability
Introduction
Nonrepairable Systems
Mean Time to FaUure (MTTF)
Repairable Systems
Availability
Dependent Failures
Redundancy and Standby
Problems
References
Estimation Methods of the Parameters of Failure-Time Distributions
Introduction
Method of Moments
The Likelihood Function
Method of Least Squares
Bayesian Approach
Generation of Failure-Time Data
Problems
References
Parametric Reliability Models
Introduction
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
Problems
References
Models for Accelerated Ufe Testing
Introduction
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
Problems
References
Renewal Processes and Expected Number of Failures
Introduction
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
Problems
References
Preventive Maintenance and Inspection
Introduction
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
Problems
References
Warranty Models
Introduction
Warranty Models for Nonrepairable Products
Warranty Models for Repairable Products
Two-Dimensional Warranty
Warranty Claims
Problems
References
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
References
Appendices
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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