Global competition and other factors are forcing manufacturers to produce highly safe engineering systems and products. This book meets the needs for product designers, systems engineers, and safety engineers that work together and need a single resource which considers all three areas when designing new products and systems that they can refer to.
Applied Safety for Engineers: Systems and Products serves as a comprehensive resource offering a wide range of safety topics when involved with product design, engineering system analysis, and engineering maintenance. Examples along with their solutions are placed at the end of each chapter to test reader comprehension. The book facilitates the importance for product designers, safety, and systems engineering professionals to work closely during the product design phase so they can understand each other’s discipline. Written in a manner that readers do not need any previous knowledge on the subject, the book offers many sources for further reading at the end of each chapter.
This book will be useful to product designers, system engineers, safety specialists, graduate and senior undergraduate students, researchers and manufacturers, industrial engineers, safety engineers, and engineers-at-large.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Basic Mathematical Concepts. 3. Safety Basics. 4. Safety Analysis Methods. 5. Robot Safety. 6. Safety in Nuclear Power Plants. 7. Medical Systems Safety. 8. Airline and Ship Safety. 9. Rail Safety. 10. Truck and Bus Safety. 11. Mining Equipment Safety. 12. Programmable Electronic Mining System Safety. 13. Safety in Offshore Oil and Gas Industry. 14. Software Safety. 15. Safety in Engineering Maintenance.
B.S. Dhillon 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 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.