## Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis: A Practical GuideAn introduction and explanation of pragmatic methods and techniques for reliability and risk studies, and a discussion of their uses and limitations. It features computer software that illustrates numerous examples found in the book, offering to help engineers and students solve problems. There is a module on Bayesian estimation. The computer disk is written in Visual Basic and is compatible with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. |

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### Contents

Reliability Analysis in Perspective | 1 |

Basic Reliability Mathematics Review of Probability and Statistics | 21 |

Elements of Component Reliability | 105 |

System Reliability Analysis | 197 |

Reliability and Availability of Repairable Items | 281 |

Selected Topics in Reliability Modeling | 333 |

Selected Topics in Reliability Data Analysis | 389 |

Risk Analysis | 461 |

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applications assessment Assume availability Bayes Bayesian beta distribution binomial distribution Boolean calculate cause censored Chapter confidence interval confidence limits considered cut sets data analysis determine discussed equations evaluation event tree example expected exponential distribution failed failure mechanisms failure mode failure probability failure rate fault tree FMEA frequency gamma distribution given hazard human error human reliability identified important independent initiating events likelihood function lognormal distribution mean measure method MTTF normal distribution number of failures observed obtained occur operation parameter path sets percentile performance plot point estimate Poisson distribution posterior Pr(A precursor prior distribution probabilistic probability of failure procedure pump random variable reliability analysis reliability function reliability model repairable systems represents risk analysis ROCOF sample scenario Section Solution Statistical stress success system failure system reliability Table time-to-failure distribution top event unavailability uncertainty units Weibull distribution