Engineering systems and products are an important element of the 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 requiring reliability professionals to work closely with other departments involved in engineering development during the product design and manufacturing phase.
Applied Reliability for Engineers is an attempt to meet the need for a single volume that addresses a wide range of applied reliability topics. The material is treated in such a manner that the reader will require no previous knowledge to understand the text. The sources of most of the information presented are given in a reference section at the end of each chapter. At appropriate places, the book contains examples along with their solutions. At the end of each chapter there are numerous problems to test reader comprehension. This volume is thus suitable for use as a textbook as well as for reference.
Applied Reliability for Engineers is useful to design professionals, system engineers, reliability specialists, graduate and senior undergraduate students, researchers and instructors of reliability engineering, and engineers-at-large.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Basic Mathematical Concepts
Chapter 3 Reliability Basics
Chapter 4 Reliability Evaluation Methods
Chapter 5 Robot Reliability
Chapter 6 Computer and Internet Reliability
Chapter 7 Transportation Systems Failures and Reliability Modeling
Chapter 8 Power System Reliability
Chapter 9 Medical Equipment Reliability
Chapter 10 Mining Equipment Reliability
Chapter 11 Oil and Gas Industry Equipment Reliability
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.