Reliability Analysis for Engineers: An Introduction

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byRoger D. Leitch

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In ordinary life "reliability" is an ephemeral but desirable property of a machine or service that is generally judged in a very subjective manner. For an engineer reliability has large cost and sometimes safety implications; it is therefore very important to be able to quantify it. This bookis an introduction to reliability analysis aimed at engineers (not statisticians). As such it begins by assuming no prior statistical knowledge. It teaches by examples taken from engineering problems. Exercises are built around real machines and events and the solutions given illuminate the subject.Being able to quantify reliability allows engineers to quantify its financial implications in terms of maintenance policies, running costs, and spares stockholding. In safety critical situations (transport or military equipment) the implications are wider. In any complex project it is extremelyimportant to be able to make reliability predictions.

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In ordinary life "reliability" is an ephemeral but desirable property of a machine or service that is generally judged in a very subjective manner. For an engineer reliability has large cost and sometimes safety implications; it is therefore very important to be able to quantify it. This bookis an introduction to reliability analysis a...

Roger D. Leitch is a Consultant in Reliability Engineering, formerly Senior Lecturer, Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 9.13 × 6.1 × 0.59 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019856371X

ISBN - 13:9780198563716

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Table of Contents

1. Initial definitions2. Elementary statistics3. Reliability activities at the design stage4. Reliability data5. Advanced statistics6. Some advanced techniquesAppendixStatistical tablesSolutions to exercisesReferencesIndex

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`This book contains a nice collection of practical problems, their solutions, and the theory behind them ........... The book contains a large number of exercises with detailed solutions given in an appendix. These may be found to be very useful for any engineer who studies the ideas ofreliability analysis from this book'Zbl. Math. 867