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1st Edition

Applied Reliability for Engineers

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ISBN 9780367676315
April 12, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
216 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Engineering systems and products are an important element of world economy and each year billions of dollars are spent to develop, manufacture, operate, and maintain systems and products around the globe. Because of this, global competition is forcing reliability and other professionals to work closely during the product design and manufacturing phase. This book is an attempt to meet the need for a single volume that considers a wide range of applied reliability topics. The material covered will be treated in such a manner that the reader will require no previous knowledge to understand it. The sources of most of the material presented will be given in the reference section at the end of each chapter. At appropriate places, the book will contain examples along with their solutions and at the end of each chapter there will be numerous problems to test reader comprehension. This will allow the volume to be used as a textbook as well as a reference. This book will be useful to many people including design professionals, system engineers, reliability specialists, graduate and senior undergraduate students, researchers and instructors of reliability engineering, and engineers-at-large.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Basic Mathematical Concepts. 3. Reliability Basics. 4. Reliability Evaluation Methods. 5. Robot Reliability. 6. Computer and Internet Reliability. 7. Transportation Systems Failures and Reliability Modeling. 8. Power System Reliability. 9. Medical Equipment Reliability. 10. Mining Equipment Reliability. 11. Oil and Gas Industry Equipment Reliability.

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Professor Dhillon attended the University of Wales where he received a BS in electrical and electronic engineering and an MS in mechanical engineering. He received a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Windsor. He is a professor of Engineering Management in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa. He has served as a Chairman/Director of the Mechanical Engineering Department/Engineering Management Program for over 10 years at the same institution. He is the founder of the probability distribution named Dhillon Distribution/Law/Model by statistical researchers in their publications around the world. He has published over 377 single authored and co-authored publications and 154 conference proceedings and articles on reliability engineering, maintainability, safety, and engineering management. He is or has been on the editorial board of 12 international scientific journals. In addition, Dr. Dhillon's books are being used in over 100 countries with many of them translated into German, Russian, Chinese, and Persian.