System Reliability Theory Models, Statistical Methods, and Applications

ISBN-10: 047147133X

ISBN-13: 9780471471332

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

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Find in-depth discussions of dependability management and reliability centered systems as well as functional safety issues_matters critical to the new IEC standards. Of note in this new second edition are:New chapters on Reliability of Maintained Systems and Reliability Assessment of Safety-Critical SystemsIntroduction and discussion of basic assessment methods for operational availability and production regularityAn FTP site for solutions, overheads, and supplementary information
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List price: $195.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/5/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 664
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.05" tall
Weight: 2.530

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Brief History
Different Approaches to Reliability Analysis
Scope of the Text
Basic Concepts
Application Areas
Models and Uncertainties
Standards and Guidelines
Failure Models
Introduction
State Variable
Time to Failure
Reliability Function
Failure Rate Function
Mean Time to Failure
Mean Residual Life
The Binomial and Geometric Distributions
The Exponential Distribution
The Homogeneous Poisson Process
The Gamma Distribution
The Weibull Distribution
The Normal Distribution
The Lognormal Distribution
The Birnbaum-Saunders Distribution
The Inverse Gaussian Distribution
The Extreme Value Distributions
Stressor-Dependent Modeling
Some Families of Distributions
Summary of Failure Models
Problems
Qualitative System Analysis
Introduction
Systems and Interfaces
Functional Analysis
Failures and Failure Classification
Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis
Fault Tree Analysis
Cause and Effect Diagrams
Bayesian Belief Networks
Event Tree Analysis
Reliability Block Diagrams
System Structure Analysis
Problems
Systems of Independent Components
Introduction
System Reliability
Nonrepairable Systems
Quantitative Fault Tree Analysis
Exact System Reliability
Redundancy
Problems
Component Importance
Introduction
Birnbaum's Measure
Improvement Potential
Risk Achievement Worth
Risk Reduction Worth
Criticality Importance
Fussell-Vesely's Measure
Examples
Problems
Dependent Failures
Introduction
How to Obtain Reliable Systems
Modeling of Dependent Failures
Associated Variables
Problems
Counting Processes
Introduction
Homogeneous Poisson Processes
Renewal Processes
Nonhomogeneous Poisson Processes
Imperfect Repair Processes
Model Selection
Problems
Markov Processes
Introduction
Markov Processes
Asymptotic Solution
Parallel and Series Structures
Mean Time to First System Failure
Systems with Dependent Components
Standby Systems
Complex Systems
Time-Dependent Solution
Semi-Markov Processes
Problems
Reliability of Maintained Systems
Introduction
Types of Maintenance
Downtime and Downtime Distributions
Availability
System Availability Assessment
Preventive Maintenance Policies
Maintenance Optimization
Problems
Reliability of Safety Systems
Introduction
Safety Instrumented Systems
Probability of Failure on Demand
Safety Unavailability
Common Cause Failures
IEC 61508
The PDS Approach
Markov Approach
Problems
Life Data Analysis
Introduction
Complete and Censored Data Sets
Nonparametric Methods
Parametric Methods
Model Selection
Problems
Accelerated Life Testing
Introduction
Experimental Designs for ALT
Parametric Models Used in ALT
Nonparametric Models Used in ALT
Problems
Bayesian Reliability Analysis
Introduction
Basic Concepts
Bayesian Point Estimation
Credibility Interval
Choice of Prior Distribution
Bayesian Life Test Sampling Plans
Interpretation of the Prior Distribution
The Predictive Density
Problems
Reliability Data Sources
Introduction
Types of Reliability Databases
Generic Reliability Databases
Data Analysis and Data Quality
The Gamma and Beta Functions
The Gamma Function
The Beta Function
Laplace Transforms
Kronecker Products
Maximum Likelihood Estimation
Statistical Tables
Acronyms
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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