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As engineering systems become more and more complex, industry has recognized the importance of system and product reliability and places ever increasing emphasis on it during the design phase. Despite its efforts, however, industry continues to lose billions of dollars each year because of unexpected system failures. Therefore, it becomes increasingly important for designers and engineers to have a solid grounding in reliability engineering and keep abreast of new developments and research results.
Table of Contents
Introduction Reliability History Need of Reliability in Product Design Reliability in the Product Design Process Reliability Specialized and Applications Areas Terms and Definitions Reliability Information Sources Military and other Reliability documents Design Reliability Mathematics Introduction Boolean Algebra Laws Probability Properties Useful Definitions Probability Distributions Hazard Rate Models Partial Fraction Method and Equation Roots Differential Equations Engineering Design and Reliability Management Introduction Engineering Design Reliability Management Failure Data Collection and Analysis Introduction Failure Data Uses Failure Data Collection Sources in Equipment Life Cycle and Quality Control Data Failure Reporting and Documentation System Design Guidelines and Failure Data Collection Forms External Failure Data Sources Failure Data for Selective Items and Tasks Hazard Plotting Method Underlying Distribution Determination Tests Maximum Likelihood Estimation Method Basic Reliability Evaluation and Allocation Techniques Introduction Bathtub Hazard Rate Curve General Reliability Analysis Related Formulas Reliability Networks Reliability Evaluation Methods Reliability Allocation Failure Modes and Effect Analysis Introduction Terms and Definitions Types of FMEA and Their Associated Benefits Steps for Performing FMEA Criticality Assessment FMECA Information Needs, Data Sources, and Users FMEA Implementation Related Factors and General Guidelines Advantages of FMEA Fault Tree Analysis Introduction FTA Purposes and Prerequisites Fault Tree Symbols Fundamental Approach to FTA Boolean Algebra Rules Probability Evaluation of Fault Trees with Repairable and Non-Repairable Components Fault Tree Duality and FTA Approach Benefits and Drawbacks Common Cause Failures and Three State Devices Introduction Common-Cause Failures Three State Devices Mechanical Reliability Introduction Reasons for the Discipline of Mechanical Reliability and Mechanical Failure Modes General and Gear Failure Modes Safety Factors and Safety Design "Design by Reliability" Methodology and Stress-Strength Models Mellin Transform Method Failure Rate Models Failure Data Sources for Mechanical Parts Optimum Models for Mechanical Equipment Replacement or Maintenance Human Reliability in Engineering Systems Introduction Terms and Definitions Human Error Occurrence Examples and Studies Human Error Occurrence Classification and its Types and Causes Human Performance and Stress Human Performance Reliability in Continuous Time and Mean Time to Human Error (MTTHE) Measure Human Reliability Evaluation Methods Human Reliability Markov Modeling Human Error Data Reliability Testing and Growth Introduction Reliability Testing Reliability Growth Reliability Growth Models Reliability in Computer Systems Introduction Terms and Definitions Software Reliability Versus Hardware Reliability Computer Failures Causes Software Life Cycle Phases and Associated Error Sources Software Reliability Improvement Methods Software Reliability Assessment Methods Fault Masking Robot Reliability and Safety Introduction Robot Safety Robot Reliability Medical Device Reliability Introduction Facts and Figures Government Control and Liability Medical Electronic Equipment Classification Medical Device Recalls Medical Device Design Quality Assurance Human Error Occurrence and Related Human Factors Medical Device Software Sources for Adverse Medical Device Reportable Events and Failure Investigation Documentation A Small Instrument Manufacturer's Approach to Produce Reliable and Safe Medical Devices Aerospace and Medical Equipment Reliability and Reliability Approach Comparisons Guidelines for Reliability and Other Professionals Associated with Health Care Design Maintainability and Reliability Centered Maintenance Introduction Design Maintainability: Maintainability Need and Relationship Between Reliability and Maintainability Reliability Centered Maintenance Total Quality Management and Risk Assessment Introduction TQM Risk Assessment Life Cycle Costing Introduction Reasons and Uses Life Cycle Costing and Required Inputs Life Cycle Costing Steps and Activities Skills Requirements Areas of a Life Cycle Costing Analyst and His/Her Associated Professional Life Cycle Costing Program Evaluation Areas and Life Cycle Cost Estimate Report Time Dependent Formulas for Life Cycle Cost Analysis Life Cycle Cost Estimation Models Cost Estimation Models Life Cycle Costing Data Life Cycle Costing Advantages and Disadvantages Resistance Factors and Associated Important Points Plus each chapter contains references and exercises
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