## Introduction to reliability engineeringIn 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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Introduction | 1 |

Probability and Sampling | 10 |

Independent Failures | 18 |

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active parallel analysis assume asymptotic availability bathtub curve binomial calculate cause censoring Chapter common-mode failures components in parallel conditional probability confidence interval consider constant failure rate decreasing defined determine discrete random variable discussed effects equations estimate evaluate example exponential distribution expression extreme-value distribution fail failure modes failure probability fault tree FIGURE function given by Eq increase integral load and capacity lognormal distribution low-level redundancy manufacture Markov mean minimum cut sets MTBF MTTF normal distribution number of failures obtain occur operating parallel system parameters plotted Poisson distribution ponent preventive maintenance primary failures probability density function probability of failure procedures pump random variable rare-event approximation redundant system reliability block diagram Reliability Engineering repair rate replacement safety factor sampling shown in Fig situations Solution standby system subsystems Suppose system failure system reliability top event transition diagram variance wearin Weibull distribution Wiley