Optimal Reliability Modeling: Principles and Applications

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 17, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 560 pages
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  • Promotes better ways to diagnose, maintain, and improve existing systems.
  • Existing reliability evaluation models are examined with respect to today's complicated engineering systems that have hundreds of thousands of integrated component designs.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Reliability Mathematics
5
3 Complexity Analysis
62
4 Fundamental System Reliability Models
85
5 General Methods for System Reliability Evaluation
140
6 General Methodology for System Design
188
7 The koutofn System Model
231
8 Design of koutofn Systems
281
10 Multidimensional Consecutivekoutofn Systems
384
11 Other koutofn and Consecutivekoutofn Models
401
12 Multistate System Models
452
Appendix Laplace Transform
504
References
513
Bibliography
527
Index
539
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9 Consecutivekoutofn Systems
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WAY KUO, PHD, is holder of the Wisenbaker Chair of Engineering in Innovation at Texas A&M University and Editor of IEEE Transactions on Reliability.

MING J. ZUO, PHD, is Professor of Industrial Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta in Canada.

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