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1st Edition

Engineering Design Reliability Handbook

ISBN 9780849311802
Published December 22, 2004 by CRC Press
1216 Pages 656 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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


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