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Engineering Systems Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance
An Integrated Approach

ISBN 9780367889982
Published December 10, 2019 by CRC Press
298 Pages

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Book Description

Today, engineering systems are an important element of the world economy and each year billions of dollars are spent to develop, manufacture, operate, and maintain various types of engineering systems around the globe. Many of these systems are highly sophisticated and contain millions of parts. For example, a Boeing jumbo 747 is made up of approximately 4.5 million parts including fasteners. Needless to say, reliability, safety, and maintenance of systems such as this have become more important than ever before.  Global competition and other factors are forcing manufacturers to produce highly reliable, safe, and maintainable engineering products. Therefore, there is a definite need for the reliability, safety, and maintenance professionals to work closely during design and other phases.

Engineering Systems Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance: An Integrated Approach eliminates the need to consult many different and diverse sources in the hunt for the information required to design better engineering systems.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance Mathematics. Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance Basics. Methods for Performing Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance Analysis of Engineering Systems. Computer, Internet, and Robot Systems Reliability. Transportation Systems Failures and Human Error in Transportation Systems. Software, Robot, and Transportation Systems Safety. Medical and Mining Systems Safety. Software and Reliability Centered Maintenance. Maintenance Safety and Human Error in Aviation and Power Plant Maintenance. Mathematical Models for Performing Engineering Systems Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance Analysis. Appendix – Bibliography of Literature on Engineering Systems Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance.

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Dr. 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. He has published over 376 {(i.e., 226( 70 single authored + 156 co-authored) journal and 150 conference proceedings} articles on reliability engineering, maintainability, safety, engineering management, etc. He is currently or has been on the editorial boards of 12 international scientific journals. In addition, Dr. Dhillon has written 42 books on various aspects of health care, engineering management, design, reliability, safety, and quality published by Wiley (1981), Van Nostrand (1982), Butterworth (1983), Marcel Dekker (1984), Pergamon (1986), etc. His books are being used in over 100 countries, and many of them are translated into languages such as German, Russian, Chinese, and Persian (Iranian).

He has served as General Chairman of two international conferences on reliability and quality control held in Los Angeles and Paris in 1987. Prof. Dhillon has also served as a consultant to various organizations and bodies and has many years of experience in the industrial sector. At the University of Ottawa, he has been teaching reliability, quality, engineering management, design, and related areas for over 34 years. Dr. Dhillon has also lectured in over 50 countries, including keynote addresses at various international scientific conferences held in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. In March 2004, he was a distinguished speaker at the Conf./Workshop on Surgical Errors (sponsored by White House Health and Safety Committee and Pentagon), held at Capitol Hill (One Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C.).



"The unique strength of this book is an integrated approach covering the fields of Reliability, Safety and Maintenance with all the foundational materials, methods and detailed applications with step by step approach to leverage.

The author is an International Authority in the fields Reliability, Safety and Maintenance Engineering. The primary strength of this book is the integrated approach covering the fields of Reliability, Safety and Maintenance Engineering fields. The book covers some of the most relevant applications of 21st Century such as Internet, Robotics, Software, Mining, Medical, Aerospace, Navy and various real life Transportation Systems. The author has simplified the most difficult & complex concepts and methods into simple, easy to use, step-by-step approach. This is a major differentiation for the book.

This book will be extremely useful to not only senior Under Graduate Students but also useful to Graduate students, Researchers and various Engineering Professionals."
Subramanyam Naidu Rayapati, Agile CloudTech, LLC., USA


"Reliability, safety and maintenance are the key issues in contemporary systems as they become more and more complex. Following a general overview of the significance of these issues, this book presents a systematic survey of fundamental concepts assuring the above mentioned system features. This book is unique due to combining reliability, safety and maintenance issues in one volume, moreover the presented considerations refer to systems and practical problems from different domains; e.g. robot, transportation, aviation, medicine and other industries."
Janusz Sosnowski, Institute of Computer Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland