Reliability Engineering: Theory and Practice

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 15, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 593 pages
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This 5th edition differs from the 4th one for some refinements and extensions mainly on investigation and test of complex repairable systems. For phased-mission systems a new approach is given for both reliability and availability (Section 6. 8. 6. 2). Effects of common cause failures (CCF) are carefully investigated for a 1-out-of-2 redundancy (6. 8. 7). Petri nets and dynamic FTA are introduced as alternative investigation methods for repairable systems (6. 9). Approximate expressions are further developed. An unified approach for availability estimation und demonstration is given for exponentially and Erlangian distributed failure-free and repair times (7. 2. 2, A8. 2. 2. 4, A8. 3. 1. 4). Con$dence limits at system level are given for the case of constant failure rates (7. 2. 3. 1). Investigation of nonhomogeneous Poisson processes is refined and more general point processes (superimposed, cumulative) are discussed (A7. 8), with application to data analysis (7. 6. 2) & cost optimization (4. 7). Trend tests to detect early failures or wearozdi are introduced (7. 6. 3). A simple demonstration for mean & variance in a cumulative process is given (A7. 8. 4). Expansion of a redundancy 2-out-of-3 to a redundancy 1-out-of-3 is discussed (2. 2. 6. 5). Some present production-related reliability problems in VLSI ICs are shown (3. 3. 4). Maintenance strategies are reviewed (4. 6). As in the previous editions of this book, reliability figures at system level have indices SI (e. g.
 

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Contents

Basic Concepts Quality and Reliability Assurance of Complex Equipment Systems l
1
Reliability Analysis During the Design Phase N onrepairable Items up to System Failure
25
Qualification Tests for Components and Assemblies
81
Maintainability Analysis
112
Design Guidelines for Reliability Maintainability and Software Quality
139
Reliability and Availability of Repairable Systems
162
Statistical Quality Control and Reliability Tests
277
Quality Reliability Assurance During the Production Phase Basic Considerations
335
Basic StochasticProcesses Theory
438
A73 Alternating Renewal Processes
452
A75 Markov Processes with Finitely Many States
458
A76 SemiMarkov Processes with Finitely Many States
483
A78 Nonregenerative Stochastic Processes
492
A8 Basic Mathematical Statistics
503
A83 Testing Statistical Hypotheses
525
A9 Tables and Charts
539

Annexes
351
A2 Quality and Reliability Standards
365
A4 Checklists for Design Reviews
383
A6 Basic Probability Theory
391
A10 Basic Technological Components Properties
550
Acronyms
560
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