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Engineering Design Reliability Handbook

1st Edition

Edited by Efstratios Nikolaidis, Dan M. Ghiocel, Suren Singhal

CRC Press

1,216 pages | 656 B/W Illus.

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Researchers in the engineering industry and academia are making important advances on reliability-based design and modeling of uncertainty when data is limited. Non deterministic approaches have enabled industries to save billions by reducing design and warranty costs and by improving quality.

Considering the lack of comprehensive and definitive presentations on the subject, Engineering Design Reliability Handbook is a valuable addition to the reliability literature. It presents the perspectives of experts from the industry, national labs, and academia on non-deterministic approaches including probabilistic, interval and fuzzy sets-based methods, generalized information theory, Dempster-Shaffer evidence theory, and robust reliability. It also presents recent advances in all important fields of reliability design including modeling of uncertainty, reliability assessment of both static and dynamic components and systems, design decision making in the face of uncertainty, and reliability validation. The editors and the authors also discuss documented success stories and quantify the benefits of these approaches.

With contributions from a team of respected international authors and the guidance of esteemed editors, this handbook is a distinctive addition to the acclaimed line of handbooks from CRC Press.

Table of Contents

Part I: Status and Future of Nondeterministic

Approaches (NDAs)


Brief Overview of the Handbook

Efstratios Nikolaidis and Dan M. Ghiocel

Perspectives on Nondeterministic Approaches

Ahmed K. Noor

Transitioning NDA from Research to Engineering Design

Thomas A. Cruse and Jeffrey M. Brown

An Industry Perspective on the Role of Nondeterministic Technologies in Mechanical Design

The Need for Nondeterministic Approaches in Automotive Design: A Business Perspective

John A. Cafeo, Joseph A. Donndelinger, Robert V. Lust, and Zissimos P. Mourelatos

Research Perspective in Stochastic Mechanics

Mircea Grigoriu

A Research Perspective

David G. Robinson

Part II: Nondeterministic Modeling: Critical Issues and Recent Advances

Types of Uncertainty in Design Decision Making

Efstratios Nikolaidis

Generalized Information Theory for Engineering Modeling and Simulation

Cliff Joslyn and Jane M. Booker

Evidence Theory for Engineering Applications

William L. Oberkampf and Jon C. Helton

Info-Gap Decision Theory for Engineering Design: Or Why "Good" Is Preferable to "Best"

Yakov Ben-Haim

Interval Methods for Reliable Computing

Rafi L. Muhanna and Robert L. Mullen

Expert Knowledge in Reliability Characterization: A Rigorous Approach to Eliciting, Documenting, and Analyzing Expert Knowledge

Jane M. Booker and Laura A. McNamara

First- and Second-Order Reliability Methods

Armen Der Kiureghian

System Reliability

Palle Thoft-Christensen

Quantum Physics-Based Probability Models with Applications to Reliability Analysis

Erik Vanmarcke

Probabilistic Analysis of Dynamic Systems

Efstratios Nikolaidis

Time-Variant Reliability

Robert E. Melchers and Andre T. Beck

Response Surfaces for Reliability Assessment

Christian Bucher and Michael Macke

Stochastic Simulation Methods for Engineering Predictions

Dan M. Ghiocel

Projection Schemes in Stochastic Finite Element Analysis

Prasanth B. Nair

Bayesian Modeling and Updating

Costas Papadimitriou and Lambros S. Katafygiotis

Utility Methods in Engineering Design

Michael J. Scott

Reliability-Based Optimization of Civil and Aerospace Structural Systems

Dan M. Frangopol and Kurt Maute

Accelerated Life Testing for Reliability Validation

Dimitri B. Kececioglu

The Role of Statistical Testing in NDA

Eric P. Fox

Reliability Testing and Estimation Using Variance-Reduction Techniques

David Mease, Vijayan N. Nair, and Agus Sudjianto

Part III: Applications

Reliability Assessment of Aircraft Structure Joints under Corrosion-Fatigue Damage

Dan M. Ghiocel and Eric J. Tuegel

Uncertainty in Aeroelasticity Analysis, Design, and Testing

Chris L. Pettit

Selected Topics in Probabilistic Gas Turbine Engine Turbomachinery Design

James A. Griffiths and Jonathan A. Tschopp

Practical Reliability-Based Design Optimization Strategy for Structural Design

Tony Y. Torng

Applications of Reliability Assessment

Ben H. Thacker, Mike P. Enright, Daniel P. Nicolella, David S. Riha, Luc J. Huyse, Chris J. Waldhart, and Simeon H.K. Fitch

Efficient Time-Variant Reliability Methods in Load Space

Sviatoslav A. Timashev

Applications of Reliability-Based Design Optimization

Robert H. Sues, Youngwon Shin, and (Justin) Y.-T. Wu

Probabilistic Progressive Buckling of Conventional and Adaptive Trusses

Shantaram S. Pai and Christos C. Chamis

Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering Methodology for Various Uncertainties and Multidisciplinary Applications

Kyung K. Choi., Byeng D. Youn, Jun Tang, Jeffrey S. Freeman, Thomas J. Stadterman, Alan L. Peltz, and William (Skip) Connon

A Method for Multiattribute Automotive Design under Uncertainty

Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Artemis Kloess, and Raviraj Nayak

Probabilistic Analysis and Design in Automotive Industry

Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Jian Tu, and Xuru Ding

Reliability Assessment of Ships

Jeom Kee Paik and Anil Kumar Thayamballi

Risk Assessment and Reliability-Based Maintenance for Large Pipelines

Sviatoslav A. Timashev

Nondeterministic Hybrid Architectures for Vehicle

Health Management

Joshua Altmann and Dan M. Ghiocel

Using Probabilistic Microstructural Methods to Predict the Fatigue Response of a Simple Laboratory Specimen

Robert Tryon

Weakest-Link Probabilistic Failure

Brice N. Cassenti

Reliability Analysis of Composite Structures and Materials

Sankaran Mahadevan

Risk Management of Composite Structures

Frank Abdi, Tina Castillo, and Edward Shroyer


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General