Practical Reliability Engineering

Author: Patrick O'Connor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470979815
Release Date: 2012-01-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This update of a classic text explains new and proven methods for the development and production of reliable equipment in engineering. It covers the latest technological advances, methodology and international standards.


Author: Patrick D. T. O'Connor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 8126516429
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Reliability (Engineering)

Market_Desc: · Practising electronic, electrical and mechanical reliability engineers and managers· Engineers studying for the ASQ or IQA CRE exams· Undergraduate engineering students taking courses in quality assurance or reliability Special Features: · Updates a classic with coverage of the latest developments in reliability technology and methodology· Designed to meet the requirements of the American Society of Quality (ASQ) examinations· Covers recent developments in international standardization and provides advice on standards application· Enhanced sections on mechanical and electronic testing describing relevant design techniques and test methods along with related causes of failure· Expanded coverage of testing in development and manufacture, included detailed treatment of the accelerated test method· Updated and expanded reference section About The Book: Following the practical approach adopted in previous editions, this updated text provides coverage of the latest technological advances, methodology and international standards. The fourth edition examines reliability analysis methods such as prediction, Petri nets, and the m(t) method for failure data analysis. This text is designed to fulfill the requirements of the American Society of Quality (ASQ) qualifying exams in reliability engineering.

Practical reliability engineering

Author: Patrick D. T. O'Connor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471905518
Release Date: 1985-02-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An introduction to reliability engineering and management. Consolidates and adds to the practical aspects of the first edition, particularly the sections on reliability prediction, demonstration, measurement, and testing. Fulfills the requirements of the qualifiying exams for the Institute of Quality Assurance (UK) and the American Society for Quality Control.

Practical Reliability Engineering and Analysis for System Design and Life Cycle Sustainment

Author: William Wessels
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420094404
Release Date: 2010-04-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In today’s sophisticated world, reliability stands as the ultimate arbiter of quality. An understanding of reliability and the ultimate compromise of failure is essential for determining the value of most modern products and absolutely critical to others, large or small. Whether lives are dependent on the performance of a heat shield or a chip in a lab, random failure is never an acceptable outcome. Written for practicing engineers, Practical Reliability Engineering and Analysis for System Design and Life-Cycle Sustainment departs from the mainstream approach for time to failure-based reliability engineering and analysis. The book employs a far more analytical approach than those textbooks that rely on exponential probability distribution to characterize failure. Instead, the author, who has been a reliability engineer since 1970, focuses on those probability distributions that more accurately describe the true behavior of failure. He emphasizes failure that results from wear, while considering systems, the individual components within those systems, and the environmental forces exerted on them. Dependable Products Are No Accident: A Clear Path to the Creation of Consistently Reliable Products Taking a step-by-step approach that is augmented with current tables to configure wear, load, distribution, and other essential factors, this book explores design elements required for reliability and dependable systems integration and sustainment. It then discusses failure mechanisms, modes, and effects—as well as operator awareness and participation—and also delves into reliability failure modeling based on time-to-failure data considering a variety of approaches. From there, the text demonstrates and then considers the advantages and disadvantages for the stress-strength analysis approach, including various phases of test simulation. Taking the practical approach still further, the author covers reliability-centered failure analysis, as well as condition-based and time-directed maintenance. As a science, reliability was once considered the plaything of statisticians reporting on time-to-failure measurements, but in the hands of a practicing engineer, reliability is much more than the measure of an outcome; it is something to be achieved, something to quite purposely build into a system. Reliability analysis of mechanical design for structures and dynamic components demands a thorough field-seasoned approach that first looks to understand why a part fails, then learns how to fix it, and finally learns how to prevent its failing. Ultimately, reliability of mechanical design is based on the relationship between stress and strength over time. This book blends the common sense of lessons learned with mechanical engineering design and systems integration, with an eye toward sustainment. This is the stuff that enables organizations to achieve products valued for their world-class reliability.

Reliability Engineering

Author: Elsayed A. Elsayed
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118309544
Release Date: 2012-05-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A newly revised and updated edition that details both thetheoretical foundations and practical applications of reliabilityengineering Reliability is one of the most important quality characteristicsof components, products, and large and complex systems—but ittakes a significant amount of time and resources to bringreliability to fruition. Thoroughly classroom- and industry-tested,this book helps ensure that engineers see reliability success withevery product they design, test, and manufacture. Divided into three parts, Reliability Engineering, SecondEdition handily describes the theories and their practical useswhile presenting readers with real-world examples and problems tosolve. Part I focuses on system reliability estimation for timeindependent and failure dependent models, helping engineers createa reliable design. Part II aids the reader in assembling necessarycomponents and configuring them to achieve desired reliabilityobjectives, conducting reliability tests on components, and usingfield data from similar components. Part III follows what happensonce a product is produced and sold, how the manufacturer mustensure its reliability objectives by providing preventive andscheduled maintenance and warranty policies. This Second Edition includes in-depth and enhancedchapter coverage of: Reliability and Hazard Functions System Reliability Evaluation Time- and Failure-Dependent Reliability Estimation Methods of the Parameters of Failure-TimeDistributions Parametric Reliability Models Models for Accelerated Life Testing Renewal Processes and Expected Number of Failures Preventive Maintenance and Inspection Warranty Models Case Studies A comprehensive reference for practitioners and professionals inquality and reliability engineering, Reliability Engineeringcan also be used for senior undergraduate or graduate courses inindustrial and systems, mechanical, and electrical engineeringprograms.

Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis

Author: Mohammad Modarres
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420047051
Release Date: 1999-08-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An introduction and explanation of pragmatic methods and techniques for reliability and risk studies, and a discussion of their uses and limitations. It features computer software that illustrates numerous examples found in the book, offering to help engineers and students solve problems. There is a module on Bayesian estimation. The computer disk is written in Visual Basic and is compatible with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Practical Reliability Analysis

Author: Ken Neubeck
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111897075
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Authored by a practicing reliability engineer with over 25 years of experience, this book provides useful insights and a practical analysis that can be used to deal with reliability problems in designs. Practical Reliability Analysis makes use of both case studies and illustrative examples to teach readers through the use of practical applications. Features include: Case studies--provide practical applications of problem-solving techniques Mathematical analysis--demonstrates useful applications of statistical analysis in reliability problems Pictorial description of mechanical reliability--demonstrates common mechanical failures of electrical components Confidence limits--uses graphical examples to make this difficult subject clear

Practical Electronic Reliability Engineering

Author: Jerome Klion
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401169707
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is intended for the engineer or engineering student with little or no prior background in reliability. Its purpose is to provide the background material and guidance necessary to comprehend and carry out all the tasks associated with a reliability program from specification generation to final demonstration of reliability achieved. Most available texts on reliability concentrate on the mathematics and statistics used for reliability analysis, evaluation, and demonstration. They are more often suited more for the professional with a heavier mathematical background that most engineers have, and more often than not, ignore or pay short-shrift to basic engineering design and organizational efforts associated with a reliability program. A reliability engineer must be familiar with both the mathematics and engineering aspects of a reliability program. This text: 1. Describes the mathematics needed for reliability analysis, evaluation, and demonstration commensurate with an engineer's background. 2. Provides background material, guidance, and references necessary to the structure and implementation of a reliability program including: • identification of the reliability standards in most common use • how to generate and respond to a reliability specification • how reliability can be increased • the tasks which make up a reliability program and how to judge the need and scope of each; how each is commonly performed; caution and comments about their application.

The New Management of Engineering

Author: Patrick O'Connor
ISBN: 9781411621497
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The first book that explains why managing engineering is more difficult, more demanding and more important than managing any other human activity in modern society. It explains how, by adhering to the principles taught by Peter F. Drucker in his landmark book "The Practice of Management," managers can exploit the full potentials of their peoples' talents and of changing technologies, methods and markets. It brings together the whole range of methods used by the world's best performing engineering companies, including research, design, development, testing, production and maintenance. The philosophy and methods for achieving excellence in quality and reliability are fully described. The book offers fresh insights into a wide range of current engineering management issues, including education, MBA training, quality and safety standards and the roles of institutions, cultures and governments in engineering.

Reliability Engineering Handbook

Author: Dimitri Kececioglu
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
ISBN: 1932078002
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Engineering

Designed to be used in engineering education and industrial practice, this book provides a comprehensive presentation of reliability engineering for optimized design engineering of products, parts, components and equipment.

Life Cycle Reliability Engineering

Author: Guangbin Yang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471715290
Release Date: 2007-02-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Product reliability engineering from concept to marketplace In today's global, competitive business environment, reliability professionals are continually challenged to improve reliability, shorten design cycles, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction. "Life Cycle Reliability Engineering" details practical, effective, and up-to-date techniques to assure reliability throughout the product life cycle, from planning and designing through testing and warranting performance. These techniques allow ongoing quality initiatives, including those based on Six Sigma and the Taguchi methods, to yield maximized output. Complete with real-world examples, case studies, and exercises, this resource covers: Reliability definition, metrics, and product life distributions (exponential, Weibull, normal, lognormal, and more) Methodologies, tools, and practical applications of system reliability modeling and allocation Robust reliability design techniques Potential failure mode avoidance, including Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) Accelerated life test methods, models, plans, and data analysis techniques Degradation testing and data analysis methods, covering both destructive and nondestructive inspections Practical methodologies for reliability verification and screening Warranty policies, data analysis, field failure monitoring, and warranty cost reduction All reliability techniques described are immediately applicable to product planning, designing, testing, stress screening, and warranty analysis. This book is a must-have resource for engineers and others responsible for reliability and quality and for graduate students in quality and reliability engineering courses.

Multi state System Reliability Analysis and Optimization for Engineers and Industrial Managers

Author: Anatoly Lisnianski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1849963207
Release Date: 2010-08-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Multi-state System Reliability Analysis and Optimization for Engineers and Industrial Managers presents a comprehensive, up-to-date description of multi-state system (MSS) reliability as a natural extension of classical binary-state reliability. It presents all essential theoretical achievements in the field, but is also practically oriented. New theoretical issues are described, including: • combined Markov and semi-Markov processes methods, and universal generating function techniques; • statistical data processing for MSSs; • reliability analysis of aging MSSs; • methods for cost-reliability and cost-availability analysis of MSSs; and • main definitions and concepts of fuzzy MSS. Multi-state System Reliability Analysis and Optimization for Engineers and Industrial Managers also discusses life cycle cost analysis and practical optimal decision making for real world MSSs. Numerous examples are included in each section in order to illustrate mathematical tools. Besides these examples, real world MSSs (such as power generating and transmission systems, air-conditioning systems, production systems, etc.) are considered as case studies. Multi-state System Reliability Analysis and Optimization for Engineers and Industrial Managers also describes basic concepts of MSS, MSS reliability measures and tools for MSS reliability assessment and optimization. It is a self-contained study resource and does not require prior knowledge from its readers, making the book attractive for researchers as well as for practical engineers and industrial managers.