9780750635530

An Elementary Guide to Reliability

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  • ISBN13:

    9780750635530

  • ISBN10:

    0750635533

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-06-20
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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Summary

This classic text has now been completely revised and updated, making it an ideal introductory course in reliability for a wide range of engineering qualifications, including City & Guilds 8030 and HNC/Ds. A new chapter focuses on the role of the microprocessor and microcomputer controller, and the use of algorithms for monitoring system performance. The addition of numerous problems, self-check questions and exam-style questions makes this an extremely useful book for courses with an element of independent study. G W A Dummer was born in 1909, and his career included pioneering work in the field of radar. Working on radar reliability in the early fifties, he became the first person in the world to propose and pioneer the integrated circuit. In recognition of his distinguished career, he has received the USA Medal of Freedom and the MBE. Mike Tooley is Director of Curriculum and quality at Brooklands College, Surrey and a well-known author of textbooks in microelectronics and engineering. He currently teaches reliability. R C Winton, MBE, worked for Mullard for 40 years, and played an important role on may committees such as the CBI Education and Training Committee. He was also a key figure at the IEEE, becoming Secretary of the UK and Republic of Ireland section. A basic text in reliability ideal for a wide range of engineering courses A classic brought fully up to date for today's students New self-check questions make this book suitable for independent study

Table of Contents

Introduction vii(2)
Acknowledgements ix
1 The importance of reliability
1(4)
2 Definitions of reliability
5(6)
General relationship between terms
Equipment failure pattern during life
3 Some simple statistics
11(9)
The product law of reliability
Confidence levels
The language of reliability statisticians
4 How reliability is calculated
20(14)
Physics of failure
Failure rates of electronic components and microelectronics
To summarize reliability assessment procedure
Derating to improve reliability
Values of MTBF
Life expectancy = mean life
Redundancy
Reliability in manufacture
Quality control
Calculation is not everything
Stages in producing a typical electronic equipment
5 The effect of operating conditions and environments Burn-in
34(3)
6 Mechanical reliability General mechanical failures
37(3)
7 Installation and operability
40(6)
Installation
Operability
8 Maintainability
46(8)
Test equipment
Planned maintenance
Mean time to repair
9 Reporting failures
54(3)
10 The cost of reliability
57(6)
11 Design of fault tolerant systems
63(7)
Fault tolerance
Hardware methods
Software methods
Combination of methods
12 Some useful reliability definitions
70(13)
Answers to self-assessment questions 83(5)
References for further reading 88(3)
Index 91

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