Assurance Technologies: Principles and Practices

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McGraw-Hill, 1991 - Technology & Engineering - 341 pages
Aimed at all practising design engineers in the mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, electrical and civil engineering areas, this book covers the wide range of assurance technologies regarded by the author as essential for greater reliability and more accurate design and engineering. Its purpose is to unify all existing knowledge dealing with assurance technolgies in the design and manufacture of new products and technologies, give the reader an understanding of each technology, and provide guidance in interfacing among technologies. In the author's opinion the lack of interaction among technologies has allowed products and systems to fail in catastrophic ways - for example, at Three Mile Island - and he suggests many recent aircraft accidents may have been avoided if engineers and managers better understood the interplay between quality technology and human factors.

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DEV G. RAHEJA is a world leader in system assurance technologies. He is founder and President of Design for Competitiveness, Inc., a former executive with General Electric and Booz Allen Hamilton, and has done consulting and training for automotive, aerospace, medical, defense, and many Fortune 500 high-tech corporations. He is the recipient of the Austin Bonis Reliability Education Advancement Award from the American Society for Quality for his pioneering work in reliability. He is a Fellow of the System Safety Society, and has received the Scientific Achievement Award and the Educator of the Year Award. He is also the Chairman of the IEEE Design for Reliability Technical Committee.

MICHAEL ALLOCCO is a Fellow and former executive vice president of the System Safety Society and has received the Educator of the Year Award. He has over three decades of experience in safety engineering, system safety, and safety management and conducts graduate-level lectures in system safety engineering at major universities. He has applied system safety engineering on diverse complex systems for the general industry, DOT, DOD, DOE, and NASA.

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