Applied Reliability, Third Edition

Paul A. Tobias, David Trindade

August 26, 2011 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Textbook - 600 Pages - 310 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781584884668 - CAT# C4665

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Features

  • Presents a practical and example-oriented approach suitable for engineering students, statisticians, and professionals from a variety of disciplines
  • Includes implementation of the methods using statistical software
  • Emphasizes the powerful methodology of MLE
  • Provides detailed graphical explanations of methods
  • Provides auxiliary materials online

Summary

Since the publication of the second edition of Applied Reliability in 1995, the ready availability of inexpensive, powerful statistical software has changed the way statisticians and engineers look at and analyze all kinds of data. Problems in reliability that were once difficult and time consuming even for experts can now be solved with a few well-chosen clicks of a mouse. However, software documentation has had difficulty keeping up with the enhanced functionality added to new releases, especially in specialized areas such as reliability analysis.

Using analysis capabilities in spreadsheet software and two well-maintained, supported, and frequently updated, popular software packages—Minitab and SAS JMP—the third edition of Applied Reliability is an easy-to-use guide to basic descriptive statistics, reliability concepts, and the properties of lifetime distributions such as the exponential, Weibull, and lognormal. The material covers reliability data plotting, acceleration models, life test data analysis, systems models, and much more. The third edition includes a new chapter on Bayesian reliability analysis and expanded, updated coverage of repairable system modeling.

Taking a practical and example-oriented approach to reliability analysis, this book provides detailed illustrations of software implementation throughout and more than 150 worked-out examples done with JMP, Minitab, and several spreadsheet programs. In addition, there are nearly 300 figures, hundreds of exercises, and additional problems at the end of each chapter, and new material throughout.

Software and other files are available for download online

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