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Practical Reliability Engineering and Analysis for System Design and Life-Cycle Sustainment

1st Edition

By William Wessels

CRC Press

500 pages

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In today’s sophisticated world, reliability stands as the ultimate arbiter of quality. An understanding of reliability and the ultimate compromise of failure is essential for determining the value of most modern products and absolutely critical to others, large or small. Whether lives are dependent on the performance of a heat shield or a chip in a lab, random failure is never an acceptable outcome.

Written for practicing engineers, Practical Reliability Engineering and Analysis for System Design and Life-Cycle Sustainment departs from the mainstream approach for time to failure-based reliability engineering and analysis. The book employs a far more analytical approach than those textbooks that rely on exponential probability distribution to characterize failure. Instead, the author, who has been a reliability engineer since 1970, focuses on those probability distributions that more accurately describe the true behavior of failure. He emphasizes failure that results from wear, while considering systems, the individual components within those systems, and the environmental forces exerted on them.



Dependable Products Are No Accident: A Clear Path to the Creation of Consistently Reliable Products

Taking a step-by-step approach that is augmented with current tables to configure wear, load, distribution, and other essential factors, this book explores design elements required for reliability and dependable systems integration and sustainment. It then discusses failure mechanisms, modes, and effects—as well as operator awareness and participation—and also delves into reliability failure modeling based on time-to-failure data considering a variety of approaches.

From there, the text demonstrates and then considers the advantages and disadvantages for the stress-strength analysis approach, including various phases of test simulation. Taking the practical approach still further, the author covers reli

Table of Contents

Reliability Analysis: Fundamental Understanding Failure of a Part. Reliability Engineering: Understanding Part Failure Mechanisms. Reliability Systems Engineering: Understanding System Downing Events Resulting from Part Failure. Reliability Systems Engineering: Understanding System of Downing Events Resulting from Part Failure. Reliability Life-Cycle Sustainment Engineering: Understanding Reliability-Centered Part Failure.

About the Author

Wessels, William

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI041000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC016000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General
TEC032000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control