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.
Expanding on the coverage provided in Volume 1, Volume 2 does the following:
- Covers the prediction of equipment and system reliability for the series, parallel, standby, and conditional function configuration cases.
- Discusses the prediction of the reliability of complex components, equipment, and systems with multimode function and logic, multistress level of function, load sharing function mode, static switches, cyclic switches, and fault tree analysis.
- Includes five practical and comprehensive case histories of predicting equipment and system reliabilities and comparing them with their reliability goals.
- Presents Drenick’s theorem of complex systems times-to-failure distributions.
- Explores the reliability of components with a policy of replacing those that fail by a prescribed operating time.
- Talks about methods of allocation, or apportionment, of equipment’s or system’s reliability goal to its subsystems.
- Examines reliability growth and test-analyze-and-fix models to quantify when the mean-time-between-failures (MTBF) and reliability goals of products under development will be attained.
- Contains failure modes, effects, and criticality analysis (FAMECA) methods to identify design improvement areas.