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Concise Reliability for Engineers

Our life is strongly influenced by the reliability of the things we use, as well as of processes and services. Failures cause losses in the industry and society. Methods for reliability assessment and optimization are thus very important. This book explains the fundamental concepts and tools. It is divided into two parts. Chapters 1 to 10 explain the basic terms and methods for the determination of reliability characteristics, which create the base for any reliability evaluation. In the second part (Chapters 11 to 23) advanced methods are explained, such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and Fault Tree Analysis, Load-Resistance interference method, the Monte Carlo simulation technique, cost-based reliability optimization, reliability testing, and methods based on Bayesian approach or fuzzy logic for processing of vague information. The book is written in a readable way and practical examples help to understand the topics. It is complemented with references and a list of standards, software and sources of information on reliability.

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Concise Reliability for EngineersAuthored by Jaroslav Menčík

Published: April 13th 2016

ISBN: 978-953-51-2278-4

Copyright year: 2016

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1. Basic Terms of Reliability
646

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2. Probability Basics
499

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3. Characteristics of Reliability
702

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4. Bathtub Curve
1402

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5. Reliability of Systems
583

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6. Time to Failure of Deteriorating Objects
501

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7. Maintenance
550

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8. Diagnostics
463

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9. Failure Analysis
723

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10. Approaches to Ensuring the Reliability and Safety
439

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11. Weibull Distribution
702

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12. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
1134

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13. Fault Tree Analysis and Reliability Block Diagrams
973

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14. Load – Resistance Interference Method
516

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15. Monte Carlo Simulation Method
535

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16. Latin Hypercube Sampling
622

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17. Economy of Reliability
454

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18. Reliability Assessment with a Small Amount of Data
466

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19. Robust Design, Sensitivity Analysis, and Tolerance Setting
538

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20. Reliability Testing and Verification
481

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21. Multicriterial Condition Evaluation and Fuzzy Methods
487

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22. Bayesian Methods
494

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23. Epilogue — Ways to Higher Reliability
536

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24. Sources of Information on Reliability
791

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25. Standards Related to Reliability
1344

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26. Software for Reliability Analysis
1151

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