Reliability Engineering

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-06-19
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Now revised and updated, this book lays out both the theoretical foundations and practical applications of reliability engineering, describing the theory followed by real-world examples, problems for readers to solve, and description of the theory's practical use. The book is accompanied by Reliability Analysis Software, which provides useful tools for reliability estimation, failure time distributions, and a wide range of accelerated life models. Examples and problems follow theoretical developments, ensuring this useful book as a comprehensive reference for practitioners, professionals, and students in the quality and reliability engineering area.

Author Biography

Elsayed A. Elsayed, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University, and the Director of the NSF/Industry/University Co-operative Research Center for Quality and Reliability Engineering. He is the recipient of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Fellow Award, an ASME Fellow, the Senior Fulbright Award, and the 2011 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award. He is a coauthor of Quality Engineering in Production Systems and the author of Reliability Engineering, which received the 1990 and 1997 IIE/Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award respectively.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Preludep. xiv
Reliability and Hazard Functionsp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Reliability Definition and Estimationp. 3
Hazard Functionsp. 15
Multivariate Hazard Ratep. 55
Competing Risk Model and Mixture of Failure Ratesp. 59
Discrete Probability Distributionsp. 64
Mean Time to Failurep. 67
Mean Residual Life (MRL)p. 70
Time of First Failure 71 Problemsp. 73
Referencesp. 85
System Reliability Evaluationp. 87
Introductionp. 87
Reliability Block Diagramsp. 87
Series Systemsp. 91
Parallel Systemsp. 93
Parallel-Series, Series-Parallel, and Mixed-Parallel Systemsp. 95
Consecutive-k-out-of-n: F Systemp. 104
Reliability of k-out-of-n Systemsp. 113
Reliability of k-out-of-n Balanced Systemsp. 115
Complex Reliability Systemsp. 117
Special Networksp. 131
Multistate Modelsp. 132
Redundancyp. 138
Importance Measures of Componentsp. 142
Problemsp. 154
Referencesp. 167
Time-And Failure-Dependent Reliabilityp. 170
Introductionp. 170
Nonrepairable Systemsp. 170
Mean Time to FaUure (MTTF)p. 178
Repairable Systemsp. 187
Availabilityp. 198
Dependent Failuresp. 207
Redundancy and Standbyp. 212
Problemsp. 222
Referencesp. 231
Estimation Methods of the Parameters of Failure-Time Distributionsp. 233
Introductionp. 233
Method of Momentsp. 234
The Likelihood Functionp. 241
Method of Least Squaresp. 256
Bayesian Approachp. 261
Generation of Failure-Time Datap. 265
Problemsp. 267
Referencesp. 272
Parametric Reliability Modelsp. 273
Introductionp. 273
Approach 1: Historical Datap. 273
Approach 2: Operational Life Testingp. 274
Approach 3: Burn-In Testingp. 275
Approach 4: Accelerated Life Testingp. 275
Types of Censoringp. 277
The Exponential Distributionp. 279
The Rayleigh Distributionp. 294
The Weibull Distributionp. 302
Lognormal Distributionp. 314
The Gamma Distributionp. 321
The Extreme Value Distributionp. 329
The Half-Logistic Distributionp. 331
Frechet Distributionp. 338
Birnbaum-Saunders Distributionp. 341
Linear Modelsp. 344
Multicensored Datap. 346
Problemsp. 351
Referencesp. 361
Models for Accelerated Ufe Testingp. 364
Introductionp. 364
Types of Reliability Testingp. 365
Accelerated Life Testingp. 368
ALT Modelsp. 372
Statistics-Based Models: Nonparametricp. 386
Physics-Statistics-Based Modelsp. 404
Physics-Experimental-Based Modelsp. 412
Degradation Modelsp. 415
Statistical Degradation Modelsp. 419
Accelerated Life Testing Plansp. 421
Problemsp. 425
Referencesp. 436
Renewal Processes and Expected Number of Failuresp. 440
Introductionp. 440
Parametric Renewal Function Estimationp. 441
Nonparametric Renewal Function Estimationp. 455
Alternating Renewal Processp. 465
Approximations of M(t)p. 468
Other Types of Renewal Processesp. 469
The Variance of Number of Renewalsp. 471
Confidence Intervals for the Renewal Functionp. 477
Remaining Life at Time Tp. 479
Poisson Processesp. 481
Laplace Transform and Random Variablesp. 485
Problemsp. 487
Referencesp. 494
Preventive Maintenance and Inspectionp. 496
Introductionp. 496
Preventive Maintenance and Replacement Models: Cost Minimizationp. 497
Preventive Maintenance and Replacement Models: Downtime Minimizationp. 506
Minimal Repair Modelsp. 509
Optimum Replacement Intervals for Systems Subject to Shocksp. 513
Preventive Maintenance and Number of Sparesp. 517
Group Maintenancep. 524
Periodic Inspectionp. 527
Condition-Based Maintenancep. 535
Online Surveillance and Monitoringp. 537
Problemsp. 542
Referencesp. 548
Warranty Modelsp. 551
Introductionp. 551
Warranty Models for Nonrepairable Productsp. 553
Warranty Models for Repairable Productsp. 574
Two-Dimensional Warrantyp. 588
Warranty Claimsp. 590
Problemsp. 597
Referencesp. 601
Case Studiesp. 603
Case 1: A Crane Spreader Subsystemp. 603
Case 2: Design of a Production Linep. 609
Case 3: An Explosive Detection Systemp. 617
Case 4: Reliability of Furnace Tubesp. 623
Case 5: Reliability of Smart Cardsp. 629
Case 6: Life Distribution of Survivors of Qualification and Certificationp. 632
Case 7: Reliability Modeling of Telecommunication Networks for the Air Traffic Control Systemp. 639
Case 8: System Design Using Reliability Objectivesp. 648
Case 9: Reliability Modeling of Hydraulic Fracture Pumpsp. 658
Referencesp. 663
Gamma Tablep. 667
Computer Program to Calculate the Reliability of a Consecuttve-2-Out-Of-N:F Systemp. 674
Optimum Arrangement of Components in Consecuttve-2-Out-Of-N:F Systemsp. 676
Computer Program for Solving the Time-Dependent Equations Using Runge-Kutta's Methodp. 682
The Newton-Raphson Methodp. 684
Coefficients of bi's For i = 1, …, np. 689
Variance of 2*s in Terms of 22/n and K3/K2*p. 716
Computer Listing of the Newton-Raphson Methodp. 722
Coefficients (ai and bi of the Best Estimates of the Mean () And Standard Deviation () in Censored Samples Up to n = 20 From a Normal Populationp. 724
Baker's Algorithmp. 737
Standard Normal Distributionp. 741
Critical Values of X2p. 747
Solutions of Selected Problemsp. 750
Author Indexp. 759
Subject Indexp. 764
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