Reliability, Life Testing and the Prediction of Service Lives: For Engineers and Scientists

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 26, 2010 - Computers - 308 pages
The prerequisite for reading this text is a calculus based course in Probability and Mathematical Statistics, along with the usual curricularmathematical requi- ments for every science major. For graduate students from disciplines other than mathematical sciences much advantage, viz., both insight and mathematical - turity, is gained by having had experience quantifying the assurance for safety of structures, operability of systems or health of persons. It is presumed that each student will have some familiarity with Mathematica or Maple or better yet also have available some survival analysis software such as S Plus or R, to handle the computations with the data sets. This material has been selected under the conviction that the most practical aid any investigator can have is a good theory. The course is intended for p- sons who will, during their professional life, be concerned with the 'theoretical' aspects of applied science. This implies consulting with industrial mathema- cians/statisticians' lead engineers in various fields, physcists, chemists, material scientists and other technical specialists who are collaborating to solve some d- ficult technological/scientific problem. Accordingly, there are sections devoted to the deportment of applied mathematicians during consulting. This corresponds to the 'bedside manner' of physicians and is a important aspect of professionalism.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Requisites
1
CHAPTER 2 Elements of Reliability
10
CHAPTER 3 Partitions and Selection
26
CHAPTER 4 Coherent Systems
44
CHAPTER 5 Applicable Life Distributions
75
CHAPTER 6 Philosophy Science and Sense
89
CHAPTER 7 Nonparametric Life Estimators
114
CHAPTER 8 Weibull Analysis
128
CHAPTER 11 Analysis of Dispersion
194
CHAPTER 12 Damage Processes
214
CHAPTER 13 Service Life of Structures
240
CHAPTER 14 Strength and Durability
258
CHAPTER 15 Maintenance of Systems
273
CHAPTER 16 Mathematical Appendix
289
Bibliography
299
Index
305

CHAPTER 9 Examine Data Diagnose and Consult
148
CHAPTER 10 Cumulative Damage Distributions
160

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