Handbook of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety in Engineering Design

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 17, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 827 pages
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Handbook of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety in Engineering Design studies the combination of various methods of designing for reliability, availability, maintainability and safety, as well as the latest techniques in probability and possibility modelling, mathematical algorithmic modelling, evolutionary algorithmic modelling, symbolic logic modelling, artificial intelligence modelling, and object-oriented computer modelling, in a logically structured approach to determining the integrity of engineering design.

Handbook of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety in Engineering Design not only encompasses a depth of research into engineering design methods and techniques ranging from quantitative probability theory and expert judgement in Bayesian analysis to qualitative possibility theory, fuzzy logic and uncertainty in Markov analysis; from reliability block diagrams, fault trees, event trees and cause-consequence diagrams to Petri nets, genetic algorithms and artificial neural networks; but it also covers a breadth of research into the concept of integrity in engineering design. Such breadth of research is represented by the inclusion of the topics of reliability and performance, availability and maintainability, and safety and risk, in an overall concept of designing for integrity during the different phases of the engineering design process. These topics add significant value to the theoretical expertise and practical experience of process, chemical, civil, mechanical, electrical, and electronic engineers, by considering process engineering design from the point of view of "what should be achieved" to meet criteria for designing for reliability, availability, maintainability and safety.

 

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Contents

422 Theoretical Overview of Availability and Maintainability Assessment in Preliminary Design
349
423 Theoretical Overview of Availability and Maintainability Evaluation in Detail Design
385
43 Analytic Development of Availability and Maintainability in Engineering Design
415
431 Analytic Development of Availability and Maintainability Prediction in Conceptual Design
416
432 Analytic Development of Availability and Maintainability Assessment in Preliminary Design
436
433 Analytic Development of Availability and Maintainability Evaluation in Detail Design
456
44 Application Modelling of Availability and Maintainability in Engineering Design
486
442 Evaluation of Modelling Results
500

21 Industry Perception and Related Research
34
212 Related Research
35
22 Intelligent Design Systems
37
222 Design Automation and Evaluation Design Automation
38
Engineering Design Integrity Application
40
Reliability and Performance in Engineering Design
43
32 Theoretical Overview of Reliability and Performance in Engineering Design
45
321 Theoretical Overview of Reliability and Performance Prediction in Conceptual Design
60
322 Theoretical Overview of Reliability Assessment in Preliminary Design
72
323 Theoretical Overview of Reliability Evaluation in Detail Design
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33 Analytic Development of Reliability and Performance in Engineering Design
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332 Analytic Development of Reliability Assessment in Preliminary Design
133
333 Analytic Development of Reliability Evaluation in Detail Design
190
34 Application Modelling of Reliability and Performance in Engineering Design
241
341 The RAMS Analysis Application Model
242
342 Evaluation of Modelling Results
271
343 Application Modelling Outcome
285
35 Review Exercises and References
288
Availability and Maintainability in Engineering Design
295
41 Introduction
296
42 Theoretical Overview of Availability and Maintainability in Engineering Design
302
421 Theoretical Overview of Availability and Maintainability Prediction in Conceptual Design
308
443 Application Modelling Outcome
518
45 Review Exercises and References
520
Safety and Risk in Engineering Design
528
51 Introduction
530
52 Theoretical Overview of Safety and Risk in Engineering Design
537
521 Forward Search Techniques for Safety in Engineering Design
541
522 Theoretical Overview of Safety and Risk Prediction in Conceptual Design
588
523 Theoretical Overview of Safety and Risk Assessment in Preliminary Design
607
524 Theoretical Overview of Safety and Risk Evaluation in Detail Design
627
53 Analytic Development of Safety and Risk in Engineering Design
676
531 Analytic Development of Safety and Risk Prediction in Conceptual Design
678
532 Analytic Development of Safety and Risk Assessment in Preliminary Design
687
533 Analytic Development of Safety and Risk Evaluation in Detail Design
702
54 Application Modelling of Safety and Risk in Engineering Design
725
541 Artificial IntelligenceBased AIB Blackboard Model
726
542 Evaluation of Modelling Results
776
543 Application Modelling Outcome
790
55 Review Exercises and References
791
Design Engineers Scope of Work
799
Bibliography of Selected Literature
807
Index
811
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Dr Frederick Rudolph Stapelberg is a registered professional engineer, also holding a Doctorate in Business Administration. He is currently Director for the engineering consultancy Industrial Consulting Services (ICS). In addition, Dr Stapelberg is Adjunct Professor to the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia and is a member of the executive management team for the Cooperative Research Centre for Integrated Engineering Asset Management.