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Handbook of Reliability Availability Maintainability and Safety in Engineering Design

Handbook of Reliability  Availability  Maintainability and Safety in Engineering Design Author Rudolph Frederick Stapelberg
ISBN-10 9781848001756
Release 2009-02-17
Pages 827
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This handbook studies the combination of various methods of designing for reliability, availability, maintainability and safety, as well as the latest techniques in probability and possibility modeling, mathematical algorithmic modeling, evolutionary algorithmic modeling, symbolic logic modeling, artificial intelligence modeling and object-oriented computer modeling.

Handbook of Reliability Availability Maintainability and Safety in Engineering Design

Handbook of Reliability  Availability  Maintainability and Safety in Engineering Design Author Rudolph Frederick Stapelberg
ISBN-10 1447171365
Release 2016-10-28
Pages 856
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Handbook of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety in Engineering Design studies the combination of various methods of designing for reliability, availability, maintainability and safety, as well as the latest techniques in probability and possibility modelling, mathematical algorithmic modelling, evolutionary algorithmic modelling, symbolic logic modelling, artificial intelligence modelling, and object-oriented computer modelling, in a logically structured approach to determining the integrity of engineering design. Handbook of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety in Engineering Design not only encompasses a depth of research into engineering design methods and techniques ranging from quantitative probability theory and expert judgement in Bayesian analysis to qualitative possibility theory, fuzzy logic and uncertainty in Markov analysis; from reliability block diagrams, fault trees, event trees and cause-consequence diagrams to Petri nets, genetic algorithms and artificial neural networks; but it also covers a breadth of research into the concept of integrity in engineering design. Such breadth of research is represented by the inclusion of the topics of reliability and performance, availability and maintainability, and safety and risk, in an overall concept of designing for integrity during the different phases of the engineering design process. These topics add significant value to the theoretical expertise and practical experience of process, chemical, civil, mechanical, electrical, and electronic engineers, by considering process engineering design from the point of view of "what should be achieved" to meet criteria for designing for reliability, availability, maintainability and safety.

Reliability Maintainability and Risk

Reliability  Maintainability and Risk Author David J Smith
ISBN-10 9781483105147
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 334
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Reliability, Maintainability and Risk: Practical Methods for Engineers, Fourth edition presents the techniques in the analysis and assessment of reliability, maintainability, safety, and risk factors in engineering design. The book contains chapters that are devoted to the discussion of reliability parameters and costs; the history of reliability and safety technology; cost-effective approaches to quality, reliability and safety; interpretation of failure rates; and prediction of reliability and risk. Risk assessment, design and assurance techniques, project management, and product liability are tackled as well. Industrial engineers, contract administrators, project managers, designers, and professionals responsible for the design and implementation of engineering projects will find the book invaluable.

Product Reliability Maintainability and Supportability Handbook Second Edition

Product Reliability  Maintainability  and Supportability Handbook  Second Edition Author Michael Pecht
ISBN-10 1420009893
Release 2009-04-16
Pages 480
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To ensure product reliability, an organization must follow specific practices during the product development process that impact reliability. The second edition of the bestselling Product Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability Handbook helps professionals identify the shortcomings in the reliability practices of their organizations and empowers them to take actions to overcome them. The book begins by discussing product effectiveness and its related functions, presents the mathematical theory for reliability, and introduces statistical inference concepts as ways to analyze probabilistic models from observational data. Later chapters introduce basic types of probability distributions; present the concepts of confidence interval; focus on reliability assessment; and examine software reliability, quality, and safety. Use FMMEA to identify failure mechanisms Reflecting the latest developments in the field, the book introduces a new methodology known as failure modes, mechanisms, and effects analysis (FMMEA) to identify potential failure mechanisms. Shifting to a practical stance, the book delineates steps that must be taken to develop a product that meets reliability objectives. It describes how to combine reliability information from parts and subsystems to compute system level reliability, presents methods for evaluating reliability in fault-tolerant conditions, and describes methods for modeling and analyzing failures of repairable products. The text discusses reliability growth, accelerated testing, and management of a continuous improvement program; analyzes the influence of reliability on logistics support requirements; shows how to assess overall product effectiveness; and introduces the concepts of process capability and statistical process control techniques. New Topics in the Second Edition Include: Failure Modes, Mechanisms, and Effects Analysis Confidence Interval on Reliability Metrics and their Relationships with Measures of Product Quality Process Control and Process Capability and their Relationship with Product Reliability System Reliability, including Redundancy

Supportability Engineering Handbook

Supportability Engineering Handbook Author James Jones
ISBN-10 9780071475730
Release 2007
Pages 400
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Utilize the Latest Supportability Tools and Methods to Design Durable and Maintainable Systems Engineers in both the commercial and military sectors can rely on the Supportability Engineering Handbook for complete support criteria that ensure the performance of products ranging from automobiles to spacecraft. This one-of-a-kind resource offers the latest supportability tools and methods for designing complex systems that will last a long time and be easy to maintain in actual use. World-renowned supportability and logistics expert James V. Jones shows readers how to create supportable design solutions through effective system architecting, system and design engineering, and integration. He fully analyzes reliability, maintainability, and testability, and also explores every aspect of supportability. In addition, the author presents detailed coverage of reliability-centered and human factors engineering...cost of ownership...supportability assessment and testing... configuration management and control...and much more. The Supportability Engineering Handbook features: Step-by-step guidelines for implementing supportability State-of-the-art measurement methods and tools A wealth of cutting-edge system design knowledge An expert critique of commercial off-the-shelf applications Achieve Optimal Supportability in the Design of Complex Systems • The Evolving Supportability Design Solution • Creating the Design Solution through System Architecting, System Engineering, Design Engineering, and Integration Engineering • Reliability, Maintainability, and Testability Engineering • Supportability Characteristics • Reliability Centered Maintenance • Safety and Human Factors Engineering • Cost of Ownership • Supportability Analysis • Supportability Assessment and Testing • Configuration Management and Control • Special Considerations: Software, Off the Shelf Items • Abbreviations and Acronyms • Glossary of Terms

Handbook of RAMS in Railway Systems

Handbook of RAMS in Railway Systems Author Qamar Mahboob
ISBN-10 9781351978798
Release 2018-03-14
Pages 745
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The Handbook of RAMS in Railway Systems: Theory and Practice addresses the complexity in today's railway systems, which use computers and electromechanical components to increase efficiency while ensuring a high level of safety. RAM (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability) addresses the specifications and standards that manufacturers and operators have to meet. Modeling, implementation, and assessment of RAM and safety requires the integration of railway engineering systems; mathematical and statistical methods; standards compliance; and financial/economic factors. This Handbook brings together a group of experts to present RAM and safety in a modern, comprehensive manner.

Handbook of Performability Engineering

Handbook of Performability Engineering Author Krishna B. Misra
ISBN-10 9781848001312
Release 2008-08-24
Pages 1316
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Dependability and cost effectiveness are primarily seen as instruments for conducting international trade in the free market environment. These factors cannot be considered in isolation of each other. This handbook considers all aspects of performability engineering. The book provides a holistic view of the entire life cycle of activities of the product, along with the associated cost of environmental preservation at each stage, while maximizing the performance.

The Certified Reliability Engineer Handbook Second Edition

The Certified Reliability Engineer Handbook  Second Edition Author Donald W. Benbow
ISBN-10 9780873898379
Release 2012-12-27
Pages 360
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The reliability engineer is a professional who understands the principles of performance evaluation and prediction to improve product/systems safety, reliability and maintainability. The structure of this book is based on that of the Body of Knowledge specified by ASQ for the Certified Reliability Engineer, which includes design review and control; prediction, estimation, and apportionment methodology; failure mode effects and analysis; the planning, operation and analysis of reliability testing and field failures, including mathematical modeling; understanding human factors in reliability; and the ability to develop and administer reliability information systems for failure analysis, design and performance improvement and reliability program management over the entire product life cycle. Study questions have been provided on an accompanying CD-ROM, listed by Parts (I–VII) of the Body of Knowledge. A simulated exam approximately half the size of the actual exam, with questions distributed (Parts I–VII) approximately proportional to the information contained in the Body of Knowledge, has also been provided.

Current Trends in Reliability Availability Maintainability and Safety

Current Trends in Reliability  Availability  Maintainability and Safety Author Uday Kumar
ISBN-10 9783319235974
Release 2015-12-14
Pages 738
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Containing selected papers from the ICRESH-ARMS 2015 conference in Lulea, Sweden, collected by editors with years of experiences in Reliability and maintenance modeling, risk assessment, and asset management, this work maximizes reader insights into the current trends in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) and Risk Management. Featuring a comprehensive analysis of the significance of the role of RAMS and Risk Management in the decision making process during the various phases of design, operation, maintenance, asset management and productivity in Industrial domains, these proceedings discuss key issues and challenges in the operation, maintenance and risk management of complex engineering systems and will serve as a valuable resource for those in the field.

Handbook of Reliability Engineering

Handbook of Reliability Engineering Author Hoang Pham
ISBN-10 9781852338411
Release 2006-04-18
Pages 663
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An effective reliability programme is an essential component of every product's design, testing and efficient production. From the failure analysis of a microelectronic device to software fault tolerance and from the accelerated life testing of mechanical components to hardware verification, a common underlying philosophy of reliability applies. Defining both fundamental and applied work across the entire systems reliability arena, this state-of-the-art reference presents methodologies for quality, maintainability and dependability. Featuring: Contributions from 60 leading reliability experts in academia and industry giving comprehensive and authoritative coverage. A distinguished international Editorial Board ensuring clarity and precision throughout. Extensive references to the theoretical foundations, recent research and future directions described in each chapter. Comprehensive subject index providing maximum utility to the reader. Applications and examples across all branches of engineering including IT, power, automotive and aerospace sectors. The handbook's cross-disciplinary scope will ensure that it serves as an indispensable tool for researchers in industrial, electrical, electronics, computer, civil, mechanical and systems engineering. It will also aid professional engineers to find creative reliability solutions and management to evaluate systems reliability and to improve processes. For student research projects it will be the ideal starting point whether addressing basic questions in communications and electronics or learning advanced applications in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), manufacturing and high-assurance engineering systems.

Maintainability Availability and Operational Readiness Engineering Handbook

Maintainability  Availability  and Operational Readiness Engineering Handbook Author Dimitri Kececioglu
ISBN-10 1932078053
Release 2003
Pages 782
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Preventive maintenance engineering can significantly contribute to productivity and cost-reduction in any industry dependent upon machinery and equipment. This handbook provides a comprehensive guide to advanced strategies and procedures for this vital function.

Human Reliability and Safety Analysis Data Handbook

Human Reliability and Safety Analysis Data Handbook Author David I. Gertman
ISBN-10 0471591106
Release 1994
Pages 448
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Takes into account the human element as well as the classical aspects of mechanical, electrical and chemical designs that contribute to risk. Features a significant amount of data essential for risk analysis not normally available. Contains numerous examples of authentic applications and case studies.

Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management

Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management Author Andrew P. Sage
ISBN-10 9781118210000
Release 2011-09-20
Pages 1504
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The trusted handbook—now in a new edition This newly revised handbook presents a multifaceted view of systems engineering from process and systems management perspectives. It begins with a comprehensive introduction to the subject and provides a brief overview of the thirty-four chapters that follow. This introductory chapter is intended to serve as a "field guide" that indicates why, when, and how to use the material that follows in the handbook. Topical coverage includes: systems engineering life cycles and management; risk management; discovering system requirements; configuration management; cost management; total quality management; reliability, maintainability, and availability; concurrent engineering; standards in systems engineering; system architectures; systems design; systems integration; systematic measurements; human supervisory control; managing organizational and individual decision-making; systems reengineering; project planning; human systems integration; information technology and knowledge management; and more. The handbook is written and edited for systems engineers in industry and government, and to serve as a university reference handbook in systems engineering and management courses. By focusing on systems engineering processes and systems management, the editors have produced a long-lasting handbook that will make a difference in the design of systems of all types that are large in scale and/or scope.

Engineering Maintainability

Engineering Maintainability Author B.S. Dhillon, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 0080505686
Release 1999-06-16
Pages 254
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This book provides the guidelines and fundamental methods of estimation and calculation needed by maintainability engineers. It also covers the management of maintainability efforts, including issues of organizational structure, cost, and planning processes. Questions and problems conclude each chapter.

Springer Handbook of Engineering Statistics

Springer Handbook of Engineering Statistics Author Hoang Pham
ISBN-10 9781852338060
Release 2006
Pages 1120
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In today’s global and highly competitive environment, continuous improvement in the processes and products of any field of engineering is essential for survival. This book gathers together the full range of statistical techniques required by engineers from all fields. It will assist them to gain sensible statistical feedback on how their processes or products are functioning and to give them realistic predictions of how these could be improved. The handbook will be essential reading for all engineers and engineering-connected managers who are serious about keeping their methods and products at the cutting edge of quality and competitiveness.

Reliability and Safety Engineering

Reliability and Safety Engineering Author Ajit Kumar Verma
ISBN-10 9781447162698
Release 2015-09-28
Pages 571
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Reliability and safety are core issues that must be addressed throughout the life cycle of engineering systems. Reliability and Safety Engineering presents an overview of the basic concepts, together with simple and practical illustrations. The authors present reliability terminology in various engineering fields, viz., electronics engineering, software engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and power systems engineering. The book describes the latest applications in the area of probabilistic safety assessment, such as technical specification optimization, risk monitoring and risk informed in-service inspection. Reliability and safety studies must, inevitably, deal with uncertainty, so the book includes uncertainty propagation methods: Monte Carlo simulation, fuzzy arithmetic, Dempster-Shafer theory and probability bounds. Reliability and Safety Engineering also highlights advances in system reliability and safety assessment including dynamic system modeling and uncertainty management. Case studies from typical nuclear power plants as well as from structural, software and electronic systems are also discussed. Reliability and Safety Engineering combines discussions of the existing literature on basic concepts and applications with state-of-the-art methods used in reliability and risk assessment of engineering systems. It is designed to assist practicing engineers, students and researchers in the areas of reliability engineering and risk analysis.

Reliability Engineering

Reliability Engineering Author Alessandro Birolini
ISBN-10 9783662542095
Release 2017-03-24
Pages 650
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This book shows how to build in and assess reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety (RAMS) of components, equipment, and systems. It presents the state of the art of reliability (RAMS) engineering, in theory & practice, and is based on over 30 years author's experience in this field, half in industry and half as Professor of Reliability Engineering at the ETH, Zurich. The book structure allows rapid access to practical results. Methods & tools are given in a way that they can be tailored to cover different RAMS requirement levels. Thanks to Appendices A6 - A8 the book is mathematically self-contained, and can be used as a textbook or as a desktop reference with a large number of tables (60), figures (210), and examples / exercises^ 10,000 per year since 2013) were the motivation for this final edition, the 13th since 1985, including German editions. Extended and carefully reviewed to improve accuracy, it represents the continuous improvement effort to satisfy reader's needs and confidence. New are an introduction to risk management with structurally new models based on semi-Markov processes & to the concept of mean time to accident, reliability & availability of a k-out-of-n redundancy with arbitrary repair rate for n - k=2, 10 new homework problems, and refinements, in particular, on multiple failure mechanisms, approximate expressions, incomplete coverage, data analysis, and comments on ë, MTBF, MTTF, MTTR, R, PA.