Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis: A Practical Guide

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An 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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Reliability Analysis in Perspective
Basic Reliability Mathematics Review of Probability and Statistics
Elements of Component Reliability
System Reliability Analysis
Reliability and Availability of Repairable Items
Selected Topics in Reliability Modeling
Selected Topics in Reliability Data Analysis
Risk Analysis

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