Reliability Engineering Handbook, Volume 2

  • ID: 689882
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 576 Pages
  • DEStech Publications, Inc
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The demand for reliable products, components, and systems has never been greater, especially among organizations seeking greater competitiveness in world markets. This handbook is widely used in engineering education and industrial practice. It provides a comprehensive, systematic presentation of today's reliability engineering for optimized design engineering of products, parts, components and equipment. Theoretical fundamentals, prediction methods, and applications are clearly covered in detail. Numerous worked examples illustrate concepts and procedures. The extensive reference data in appendices add to the volume's practical utility.

Expanding on the coverage provided in Volume 1, Volume 2 does the following:

- Covers the prediction of equipment and system reliability for the series, parallel, standby, and conditional function configuration cases.

- Discusses the prediction of the reliability of complex components, equipment, and systems with multimode function and logic, multistress level of function, load sharing function mode, static switches, cyclic switches, and fault tree analysis.

- Includes five practical and comprehensive case histories of predicting equipment and system reliabilities and comparing them with their reliability goals.

- Presents Drenick's theorem of complex systems times-to-failure distributions.

- Explores the reliability of components with a policy of replacing those that fail by a prescribed operating time.

- Talks about methods of allocation, or apportionment, of equipment's or system's reliability goal to its subsystems.

- Examines reliability growth and test-analyze-and-fix models to quantify when the mean-time-between-failures (MTBF) and reliability goals of products under development will be attained.

- Contains failure modes, effects, and criticality analysis (FAMECA) methods to identify design improvement areas.


- Comprehensive, systematic presentation

- Theoretical foundations, analytical tools, and practical applications

- Illustrated by numerous worked examples
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"Problems and reference sections are included in each chapter.


Chapter 1 - Reliability of Series Systems
- N Unit Reliabilitywise Series System
- Exponential Units
- Weibullian Units

Chapter 2 - Reliability of Parallel Systems
- N Unit Reliabilitywise Parallel System
- Exponential Parallel Units
- Weibullian Units

Chapter 3 - Reliability of Standby Systems
- What Is A Standby System?
- Reliability Of A Two-Unit Standby System
- Complex Standby Systems

Chapter 4 - Applications of the Binomial and Poisson Distributions to System Reliability Prediction
- The Binomial Distribution
- The Poisson Distribution

Chapter 5 - Methods of Reliability Prediction for Complex Systems
- Bayes' Theorem Method
- Boolean Truth Table Method
- Probability Maps Method
- Logic Diagrams Method

Chapter 6 - Reliability of Systems with Multimode Function and Logic
- Reliability Prediction Methodology

Chapter 7 - Reliability of Systems Operating At Various Levels of Stress during A Mission
- For The Exponential Case
- For The Weibull Case
- Reliability Of Cyclical Operations

Chapter 8 - Load-Sharing Reliability
- Reliability Of Two Parallel Load-sharing Switches
- Reliability Of Three Load-Sharing Cyclic Switches Arranged Physically In Parallel
- Reliability Of Two Load-Sharing Weibullian Units Arranged Reliabilitywise In Parallel

Chapter 9 - Reliability of Static Switches
- Objectives
- Single-Switch Reliability
- Static Switches Reliabilitywise In Parallel

Chapter 10 - Reliability of Cyclic Switches
- Objectives
- Single Cyclic Switch Reliability
- Unreliability Of Cyclic Switches In Failing Open Or Failing Closed Mode
- Cyclic Switches Physically In Parallel
- Cyclic Switches Physically In Series
- Complex Systems With Cyclically Functioning Units

Chapter 11 - Fault Tree Analysis
- Introduction
- Construction Of The Fault Tree
- Qualitative Evaluation Of The Fault Tree
- Quantitative Evaluation Of The Fault Tree

Chapter 12 - System Reliability Prediction and Target Reliability
- Target Reliability
- Target Reliability Allocation
- Reliability Prediction Methodology

Chapter 13 - Limit Law of the Time-To-Failure Distribution of a Complex System: Drenick's Theorem
- Drenick's Theorem
- Proof Of Drenick's Theorem

Chapter 14 - Reliability of Components with a Policy of Replacing Those That Fail By a Prescribed Operating Time
- Methodology

Chapter 15 - Reliability Allocation: Apportionment
- Introduction
- Why Reliability Allocation?
- How And When Can Reliability Allocation Be Best Used?
- Reliability Allocation: Apportionment Methods
- Agree Allocation Method
- Karmiol Method Using Product Of Effects Factors
- Karmiol Method Utilizing Sum Of Weighting Factors
- Determination of the Weighting Factors for Unreliability and Subsequently for Reliability Apportionment
- The Bracha Method Of Reliability Allocation

Chapter 16 - Reliability Growth
- Introduction
- Reliability Growth Math Models
- Methods To Estimate Reliability Growth From Attribute Data
- Reliability Growth Models That Give S-Shaped Curves
- MTBF Growth And Failure Rate Improvement Curves
- The AMSAA Reliability Growth Model
- Appendix 16a-Derivation Of Equations (16.2), (16.3) And (16.4)
- Appendix 16b-Computer Program And Output For Example 16-6
- Appendix 16c-Relationship Of Equation (16.32) And The Weibull Failure Rate

Chapter 17 - Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis
- Introduction
- Method 1
- Method 2

Appendix A: Rank Tables
Appendix B: Standardized Normal Distribution's Area Tables
Appendix C: Standardized Normal Distribution's Ordinate Values, Or Probability Densities
Appendix D: Percentage Points, F Distribution, For F (F) = 0:50
Appendix E: Critical Values for the Kolmogorov-Smirnov

Goodness-Of-Fit Test
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