- Comprehensive, systematic presentation
- Theoretical foundations, analytical tools, and practical applications
- Illustrated by numerous worked examples
The demand for reliable products, components, and systems has never been greater, especially among organizations seeking greater competitiveness in world markets. This handbook is widely used in engineering education and industrial practice. It provides a comprehensive, systematic presentation of today’s reliability engineering for optimized design engineering of products, parts, components and equipment. Theoretical fundamentals, prediction methods, and applications are clearly covered in detail. Numerous worked examples illustrate concepts and procedures. The extensive reference data in appendices add to the volume’s practical utility.
Coverage provided in Volume 1 includes the following:
- Provides the important objectives of Reliability Engineering and covers the history of Reliability Engineering.
- Defines Reliability Engineering in detail-—quantifies the concepts of times-to-failure distributions, reliability, conditional reliability, failure rate and mean life and provides the necessary Background in statistics.
- Examines the most frequently used distributions in Reliability Engineering: exponential, Weibull, normal, lognormal, extreme value, Rayleigh, and uniform.
- Covers early, chance, and wearout reliability, as experienced in the three life periods of components, equipment, and systems.
- Combines the three types of life characteristics into a unified approach of quantifying the full-life behavior of components, equipment, and systems.
- Provides five unique models for quantifying the reliability bathtub curve which enables the determination of the full-life behavior of components, equipment, and systems; their bum-in, breaking in, and debugging periods; their spare parts provisioning; their preventive maintenance schedules; and more.