Handbook of Reliability Engineering by Hoang PhamHandbook of Reliability Engineering by Hoang Pham

Handbook of Reliability Engineering

EditorHoang Pham

Paperback | August 23, 2014

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An effective reliability programme is an essential component of every product's design, testing and efficient production. From the failure analysis of a microelectronic device to software fault tolerance and from the accelerated life testing of mechanical components to hardware verification, a common underlying philosophy of reliability applies. Defining both fundamental and applied work across the entire systems reliability arena, this state-of-the-art reference presents methodologies for quality, maintainability and dependability. Featuring: Contributions from 60 leading reliability experts in academia and industry giving comprehensive and authoritative coverage. A distinguished international Editorial Board ensuring clarity and precision throughout. Extensive references to the theoretical foundations, recent research and future directions described in each chapter. Comprehensive subject index providing maximum utility to the reader. Applications and examples across all branches of engineering including IT, power, automotive and aerospace sectors. The handbook's cross-disciplinary scope will ensure that it serves as an indispensable tool for researchers in industrial, electrical, electronics, computer, civil, mechanical and systems engineering. It will also aid professional engineers to find creative reliability solutions and management to evaluate systems reliability and to improve processes. For student research projects it will be the ideal starting point whether addressing basic questions in communications and electronics or learning advanced applications in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), manufacturing and high-assurance engineering systems.
Title:Handbook of Reliability EngineeringFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 23, 2014Publisher:Springer LondonLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART I. System Reliability and Optimization1 Multi-state k-out-of-n SystemsMing J. Zuo, Jinsheng Huang and Way Kuo1.1 Introduction1.2 Relevant Concepts in Binary Reliability Theory1.3 Binary k-out-of-n Models1.3.1 The k-out-of-n:G System with Independently and Identically Distributed Components1.3.2 Reliability Evaluation Using Minimal Path or Cut Sets1.3.3 Recursive Algorithms1.3.4 Equivalence Between a k-out-of-n:G System and an (n - k + 1)-out-of-n:F System1.3.5 The Dual Relationship Between the k-out-of-n G and F Systems1.4 Relevant Concepts in Multi-state Reliability Theory1.5 A Simple Multi-state k-out-of-n: G Model1.6 A Generalized Multi-state k-out-of-n:G System Model1.7 Properties of Generalized Multi-state k-out-of-n:G Systems1.8 Equivalence and Duality in Generalized Multi-state k-out-of-n Systems2 Reliability of Systems with Multiple Failure ModesHoang Pham2.1 Introduction2.2 The Series System2.3 The Parallel System2.3.1 Cost Optimization2.4 The Parallel-Series System2.4.1 The Profit Maximization Problem2.4.2 Optimization Problem2.5 The Series-Parallel System2.5.1 Maximizing the Average System Profit2.5.2 Consideration of Type I Design Error2.6 The k-out-of-n Systems2.6.1 Minimizing the Average System Cost2.7 Fault-tolerant Systems2.7.1 Reliability Evaluation2.7.2 Redundancy Optimization2.8 Weighted Systems with Three Failure Modes3 Reliabilities of Consecutive-k SystemsJen-Chun Chang and Frank K. Hwang3.1 Introduction3.1.1 Background3.1.2 Notation3.2 Computation of Reliability3.2.1 The Recursive Equation Approach3.2.2 The Markov Chain Approach3.2.3 Asymptotic Analysis3.3 Invariant Consecutive Systems3.3.1 Invariant Consecutive-2Systems3.3.2 Invariant Consecutive-k Systems3.3.3 Invariant Consecutive-kG System.3.4 Component Importance and the Component Replacement Problem3.4.1 The Birnbaum Importance3.4.2 Partial Birnbaum Importance3.4.3 The Optimal Component Replacement3.5 The Weighted-consecutive-k-out-of-n System.3.5.1 The Linear Weighted-consecutive-k-out-of-n System3.5.2 The Circular Weighted-consecutive-k-out-of-n System3.6 Window Systems3.6.1 The f -within-consecutive-k-out-of-n System3.6.2 The 2-within-consecutive-k-out-of-n System3.6.3 The b-fold-window System3.7 Network Systems3.7.1 The Linear Consecutive-2 Network System3.7.2 The Linear Consecutive-k Network System3.7.3 The Linear Consecutive-k Flow Network System3.8 Conclusion4 Multi-state System Reliability Analysis and OptimizationG. Levitin and A. Lisnianski4.1 Introduction4.1.1 Notation4.2 Multi-state System Reliability Measures4.3 Multi-state System Reliability Indices Evaluation Based on the Universal Generating Function4.4 Determination of u-function of Complex Multi-state System Using Composition Operators4.5 Importance and Sensitivity Analysis of Multi-state Systems4.6 Multi-state System Structure Optimization Problems4.6.1 Optimization Technique4.6.1.1 Genetic Algorithm4.6.1.2 Solution Representation and Decoding Procedure4.6.2 Structure Optimization of Series-Parallel System with Capacity-based Performance Measure Problem Formulation4.6.2.2 Solution Quality Evaluation4.6.3 Structure Optimization of Multi-state System with Two Failure Modes4.6.3.1 Problem Formulation4.6.3.2 Solution Quality Evaluation4.6.4 Structure Optimization for Multi-state System with Fixed Resource Requirements and Unreliable Sources4.6.4.1 Problem Formulation4.6.4.2 Solution Quality Evaluation4.6.4.3 The Output Performance Distribution of a System Containing Identical Elements in the Main Producing Subsystem4.6.4.4 The Output Performance Distribution of a System Containing Different Elements in the Main Producing Subsystem

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:[T]here are some new topics included in the Handbook which make it a valuable addition to the literature and the reviewer would like to recommend the Handbook to practitioners and serious minded students and teachers." (Krisnha B. Misra, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 3, (3), 2007)"Organised into 35 chapters written by 45 experts in the relevant fields, this handbook gives a very broad overview into important areas within reliability. Each chapter describes a number of different methods in use and many conclude with a discussion of open problems. All contain a long list of references to the scientific literature. . this book is well worth getting as a reference volume in your library, and provides an excellent way of getting new researchers up to speed! (Tim Bedford, ESRA Newsletter, January, 2005)"This Handbook of Reliability Engineering, altogether 35 chapters, aims to provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art reference volume that covers both fundamental and theoretical work in the areas of reliability . . The handbook's cross-disciplinary scope ensures that it serves as an indispensable tool for researchers in industrial, electrical, electronics, computer, civil, mechanical and systems engineering. . they all will be forced to take into account the excellent contributions appearing in this Handbook of Reliability Engineering." (Current Engineering Practice - online, Vol. 47, 2004/2005)"The book . contains all the latest developments in concepts and the state-of-the-art techniques about reliability . . This book has thirty-five well-written excellent chapters by sixty leading authorities . . A reader, whether new to reliability concepts and techniques or a reasonably well-versed expert in reliability topics, should consider having this thought provoking book . . All reliabilists, professional engineers, medical and health researchers, graduate students and professors, industrial statisticians, numerical mathematicians, and software engineers would benefit greatly by reading . this book." (Ramalingam Shanmugam, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Vol. 75 (6), 2005)