Introduction to reliability engineering

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Wiley, Jan 16, 1987 - Technology & Engineering - 400 pages
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In a very readable manner, this text provides an integrated introduction to the theory and practice of reliability engineering from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. Reliability concepts are presented in a careful self-contained manner and related to the issue of engineering practice--the setting of design criteria, the accumulation of test and field data, the determination of design margins, and maintenance procedures and the assessment of safety hazards. The reliability characteristics of a wide spectrum of engineering systems are compared and contrasted for failures ranging in consequence from inconvenience to grave threats to public safety. Presents reliability concepts rigorously, but care is taken in presenting the mathematics clearly for students who have had no courses in probability or statistics.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Probability and Sampling
10
Independent Failures
18
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E. E. Lewis (Evanston, IL), the former chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is professor of mechanical engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University. He is the author of three engineering textbooks and numerous journal articles.

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