Description : 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.
Description : Modern society depends heavily upon a host of systems of varying complexity to perform the services required. The importance of reliability assumes new dimensions, primarily because of the higher cost of these highly complex machines required by mankind and the implication of their failure. This is why all industrial organizations wish to equip their scientists, engineers, managers and administrators with a knowledge of reliability concepts and applications. Based on the author's 20 years experience as reliability educator, researcher and consultant, Reliability Engineering introduces the reader systematically to reliability evaluation, prediction, allocation and optimization. It also covers further topics, such as maintainability and availability, software reliability, economics of reliability, reliability management, reliability testing, etc. A reliability study of some typical systems has been included to introduce the reader to the practical aspects. The book is intended for graduate students of engineering schools and also professional engineers, managers and reliability administrators as it has a wide coverage of reliability concepts.
Description : Without proper reliability and maintenance planning, even the most efficient and seemingly cost-effective designs can incur enormous expenses due to repeated or catastrophic failure and subsequent search for the cause. Today’s engineering students face increasing pressure from employers, customers, and regulators to produce cost-efficient designs that are less prone to failure and that are safe and easy to use. An understanding of reliability principles and maintenance planning can help accomplish these conflicting goals. Presenting an integrated approach to reliability evaluation and maintenance planning, Reliability Engineering: Probabilistic Models and Maintenance Methods provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamental concepts of reliability theory, basic models, and various methods of analysis. It contains numerous examples and homework problems in each chapter. The first six chapters sequentially outline each basic concept of reliability theory, followed by two chapters on commonly used statistical methods for evaluating component reliability. The book concludes with five chapters on repairable systems and maintenance planning, a chapter devoted to special topics such as warranties, and appendices on numerical computation. With an accessible blend of mathematical rigor and readability, Reliability Engineering is the ideal introductory textbook for graduate students in reliability theory and engineering, repairable systems analysis, operations research methods, and applied random processes.
Description : The infrastructure-as-code revolution in IT is also affecting database administration. With this practical book, developers, system administrators, and junior to mid-level DBAs will learn how the modern practice of site reliability engineering applies to the craft of database architecture and operations. Authors Laine Campbell and Charity Majors provide a framework for professionals looking to join the ranks of today’s database reliability engineers (DBRE). You’ll begin by exploring core operational concepts that DBREs need to master. Then you’ll examine a wide range of database persistence options, including how to implement key technologies to provide resilient, scalable, and performant data storage and retrieval. With a firm foundation in database reliability engineering, you’ll be ready to dive into the architecture and operations of any modern database. This book covers: Service-level requirements and risk management Building and evolving an architecture for operational visibility Infrastructure engineering and infrastructure management How to facilitate the release management process Data storage, indexing, and replication Identifying datastore characteristics and best use cases Datastore architectural components and data-driven architectures
Description : 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.
Description : This book presents the state-of-the-art of reliability engineering, both in theory and practice. It provides design guidelines for reliability, maintainability, and software quality. This is a textbook establishing a link between theory and practice, with a large number of tables, figures, and examples to support the practical aspects. This allows rapid access to practical results. The book is based on over 30 years of industrial and academic experience.
Description : Handbook for the computation and empirical estimation of reliability. Introduces an incomparable volume of easily applicable, cutting-edge results originated by prominent Russian reliability specialists. Completely covers probabilistic reliability, statistical reliability and optimization with simple, step-by-step, numerical examples. Offers a broad range of applications in engineering, operations research, cost analysis and project management. Explores reliability software extensively. Includes appendices with summary reviews of mathematical and statistical fundamentals.
Description : Expanding on the coverage provided in Volume 1, this volume covers the prediction of equipment and system reliability for the series, parallel, standby, and conditional function configuration cases and discusses the prediction of the reliability of complex components, equipment, and systems with multimode function and logic, among others.
Description : In a very readable manner, this text provides an integrated introduction to the theory and practice of reliability engineering from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. Reliability concepts are presented in a careful self-contained manner and related to the issue of engineering practice--the setting of design criteria, the accumulation of test and field data, the determination of design margins, and maintenance procedures and the assessment of safety hazards. The reliability characteristics of a wide spectrum of engineering systems are compared and contrasted for failures ranging in consequence from inconvenience to grave threats to public safety. Presents reliability concepts rigorously, but care is taken in presenting the mathematics clearly for students who have had no courses in probability or statistics.