ISBN 9788126516421,Practical Reliability Engineering

Practical Reliability Engineering



Wiley India Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788126516421

ISBN-10 8126516429

Paper Back

Edition 4th
Number of Pages 540 Pages
Language (English)

Basic Engineering

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.
About the Author

Patrick O'Connor received his engineering training at the Royal Air Force Technical College. He served for 16 years in the RAF Engineer Branch, including tours on aircraft maintenance and in the Reliability and Maintainability office of the Ministry of Defence (Air). He joined British Aerospace Dynamics in 1975, and was appointed Reliability Manager in 1980. In March 1993 he joined British Rail Research as Reliability Manager. Since 1995 he has worked as an independent consultant on engineering management, reliability, quality and safety. He is the author of "Practical Reliability Engineering", published by John Wiley (3rd. edition 1991). He is also the author of the chapter on reliability and quality engineering in the Academic Press Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology and until 1999 was the UK editor of the Wiley journal "Quality and Reliability Engineering International". He has written many papers and articles on quality and reliability engineering and management, and he lectures at universities and other venues on these subjects.

Table of Contents:
Preface to the First Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Third Edition Revised Preface to the Fourth Edition Acknowledgements Notation and Definitions Introduction to Reliability Engineering Reliability Mathematics Probability Plotting Load-strength Interference Statistical Experiments Reliability Prediction and Modelling Reliability in Design Reliability of Mechanical Components and Systems Electronic Systems Reliability Software Reliability Reliability Testing Analysing Reliability Data Reliability in Manufacture Maintainability, Maintenance and Availability Reliability Management Appendix 1 The Standard Cumulative Normal Distribution Function Appendix 2 Values of y = exp (-x) Appendix 3 Percentiles of the X Distribution Appendix 4 Values of the F-distribution Appendix 5 Kolmogorov-Smirnov Tables Appendix 6 Rank Tables (Median, 5%, 95%) Appendix 7 matrix Algebra Revision Appendix 8 Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) Appendix 9 Reliability. Maintainability (and Safety) Plan Example Index