Practical Reliability Engineering
This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of fundamental concepts, models, methods and practices of modern reliability engineering.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the Third Edition.
Preface to Third Edition Revised.
Preface to Fourth Edition.
Preface to Fifth Edition.
Notation and Definitions.
1 Introduction to Reliability Engineering.
What is Reliability Engineering?
Why Teach Reliability Engineering?
Why do Engineering Products Fail?
Repairable and Non-repairable Items.
The Pattern of Failures with Time (Non-repairable Items).
The Pattern of Failures with Time (Repairable Items).
The Development of Reliability Engineering.
Courses, Conferences and Literature.
Organizations Involved in Reliability Work.
Reliability as an Effectiveness Parameter.
Reliability Programme Activities.
Reliability Economics and Management.
2 Reliability Mathematics.
Rules of Probability.
Continuous Distribution Functions.
Summary of Continuous Statistical Distributions.
Variation in Engineering.
Statistical Hypothesis Testing.
Non-parametric Inferential Methods.
Goodness of Fit.
Series of Events (Point Processes).
Computer Software for Statistics.
3 Life Data Analysis and Probability Plotting.
Life Data Classification.
Ranking of Data.
Computerized Data Analysis and Probability Plotting.
Confidence Bounds for Life Data Analysis.
Choosing the Best Distribution and Assessing the Results.
4 Monte Carlo Simulation.
Monte Carlo Simulation Basics.
Additional Statistical Distributions.
Sampling a Statistical Distribution.
Basic Steps for Performing a Monte Carlo Simulation.
Monte Carlo Method Summary.
5 Load-strength Interference.
Distributed Load and Strength.
Analysis of Load-strength Interference.
Effect of Safety Margin and Loading Roughness on Reliability (Multiple Load Applications).
6 Reliability Prediction and Modelling.
Fundamental Limitations of Reliability Prediction.
Standards Based Reliability Prediction
Other Methods for Reliability Predictions.
Systems Reliability Models.
Availability of Repairable Systems.
Block Diagram Analysis.
Fault Tree Analysis (FTA).
State-space Analysis (Markov Analysis).
7 Design for Reliability.
Design for reliability Process.
Assessing the DfR Capability of an Organization.
8 Reliability of Mechanical Components and Systems.
Mechanical Stress, Strength and Fracture.
Vibration and Shock.
9 Electronic Systems Reliability.
Reliability of Electronic Components.
Component Types and Failure Mechanisms.
Summary of Device Failure Modes.
Circuit and System Aspects.
Electronic System Reliability Prediction.
Reliability in Electronic System Design.
Parameter Variation and Tolerances.
Design for Production, Test and Maintenance.
10 Software Reliability.
Software in Engineering Systems.
Software Structure and Modularity.
Software Reliability Prediction and Measurement.
11 Design of Experiments and Analysis of Variance.
Statistical Design of Experiments and Analysis of Variance.
Randomizing the Data.
Engineering Interpretation of Results.
The Taguchi Method.
12 Reliability Testing.
Planning Reliability Testing.
Testing for Reliability and Durability: Accelerated Test
Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action Systems (FRACAS).
13 Analysing Reliability Data.
Accelerated Test Data Analysis.
Statistical Analysis of Accelerated Test Data.
Reliability Analysis of Repairable Systems.
Exploratory Data Analysis and Proportional Hazards Modelling.
Field and Warranty Data Analysis.
14 Reliability Demonstration and Growth.
Test to Success (Test Run Method).
Test to Failure Method.
Extended Life Test.
Combining Results Using Bayesian Statistics.
Reliability Demonstration Software.
Practical Aspects of Reliability Demonstration.
Standard Methods for Repairable Equipment.
Reliability Growth Monitoring.
Making Reliability Grow.
15 Reliability in Manufacture.
Control of Production Variability.
Control of Human Variation.
Improving the Process.
Quality Control in Electronics Production.
Production Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS).
16 Maintainability, Maintenance and Availability.
Maintenance Time Distributions.
Preventive Maintenance Strategy.
FMECA and FTA in Maintenance Planning.
Design for Maintainability.
Integrated Logistic Support.
17 Reliability Management.
Corporate Policy for Reliability.
Integrated Reliability Programmes.
Reliability and Costs.
Safety and Product Liability.
Standards for Reliability, Quality and Safety.
Contracting for Reliability Achievement.
Managing Lower-Level Suppliers.
The Reliability Manual.
The Project Reliability Plan.
Use of External Services.
Customer Management of Reliability.
Selecting and Training for Reliability.
Organization for Reliability
Reliability Capability and Maturity of an Organization
Managing Production Quality.
Quality Management Approaches.
Choosing the Methods: Strategy and Tactics.
Appendix 1 The Standard Cumulative Normal Distribution Function.
Appendix 2. X2(a, n) Distribution Values.
Appendix 3 Kolmogorov-Smirnov Tables.
Appendix 4 Rank Tables (5%, 95%).
Appendix 5 Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS).
Appendix 6 Reliability, Maintainability (and Safety) Plan Example.
Appendix 7 Matrix Algebra Revision.