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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

DOI: 10.5772/62009

ISBN: 978-953-51-2278-4

Copyright year: 2016

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1. Basic Terms of Reliability

By Jaroslav Menčík

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2. Probability Basics

By Jaroslav Menčík

589

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3. Characteristics of Reliability

By Jaroslav Menčík

852

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4. Bathtub Curve

By Jaroslav Menčík

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5. Reliability of Systems

By Jaroslav Menčík

698

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6. Time to Failure of Deteriorating Objects

By Jaroslav Menčík

602

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7. Maintenance

By Jaroslav Menčík

710

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8. Diagnostics

By Jaroslav Menčík

544

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9. Failure Analysis

By Jaroslav Menčík

843

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10. Approaches to Ensuring the Reliability and Safety

By Jaroslav Menčík

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11. Weibull Distribution

By Jaroslav Menčík

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12. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

By Jaroslav Menčík

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13. Fault Tree Analysis and Reliability Block Diagrams

By Jaroslav Menčík

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14. Load – Resistance Interference Method

By Jaroslav Menčík

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15. Monte Carlo Simulation Method

By Jaroslav Menčík

643

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16. Latin Hypercube Sampling

By Jaroslav Menčík

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17. Economy of Reliability

By Jaroslav Menčík

538

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18. Reliability Assessment with a Small Amount of Data

By Jaroslav Menčík

562

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19. Robust Design, Sensitivity Analysis, and Tolerance Setting

By Jaroslav Menčík

642

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20. Reliability Testing and Verification

By Jaroslav Menčík

588

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21. Multicriterial Condition Evaluation and Fuzzy Methods

By Jaroslav Menčík

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22. Bayesian Methods

By Jaroslav Menčík

616

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23. Epilogue — Ways to Higher Reliability

By Jaroslav Menčík

608

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24. Sources of Information on Reliability

By Jaroslav Menčík

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25. Standards Related to Reliability

By Jaroslav Menčík

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26. Software for Reliability Analysis

By Jaroslav Menčík

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