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Reliability, Quality, and Safety for Engineers

1st Edition

By B.S. Dhillon

CRC Press

238 pages | 57 B/W Illus.

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Due to global competition, safety regulations, and other factors, manufacturers are increasingly pressed to create products that are safe, highly reliable, and of high quality. Engineers and quality assurance professionals need a cross-disciplinary understanding of these topics in order to ensure high standards in the design and manufacturing processes. Reliability, Quality, and Safety for Engineers is the first publication to integrate this information in a single source.

The text begins with an introduction that discusses the need for reliability, quality and safety as well as historical information, terms, and definitions. Subsequent chapters discuss relevant mathematics, evaluation models and methods, testing, management, and costing. The author treats each topic in a comprehensive manner that requires no prior knowledge of the subject in order to understand the contents.

The author includes numerous examples, problems, and solutions to test the reader's comprehension. He also lists important journals, organizations, standards, and books for further study, creating a comprehensive resource for design, system, safety and manufacturing engineers as well as reliability specialists and quality assurance professionals.

Reviews

"The author includes numerous examples, problems, and solutions to test the reader's comprehension. He also lists important journals, organizations, standards, and books for further study, creating a comprehensive resource for design, system, safety and manufacturing engineers as well as reliability specialists and quality assurance professionals."

-Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1072 No. 23, 2005

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Need for Reliability, Quality, and Safety

History

Terms and Definitions

Useful Information on Reliability, Quality, and Safety

Problems

RELIABILITY, QUALITY, AND SAFETY MATHEMATICS

Introduction

Mode, Median, Range, Arithmetic Mean, Root Mean Square, Mean Deviation, and Standard Deviation

Boolean Algebra Laws

Probability Definition and Properties

Useful Mathematical Definitions

Solving First Order Differential Equations with Laplace Transforms

Statistical Distributions

Problems

INTRODUCTION TO RELIABILITY

Need for Reliability

Bathtub Hazard Rate Curve

General and Specific Hazard Rate Functions

General and Specific Reliability Functions

Mean Time to Failure

Failure Rate Estimation

Failure Data Collection, Sources, and Failure Rates for Selected Items

Problems

STATIC RELIABILITY EVALUATION MODELS

Introduction

Series Network

Parallel Network

k-Out-of-m Network

Series-Parallel Network

Parallel-Series Network

Bridge Network

Problems

DYNAMIC RELIABILITY EVALUATION MODELS

Introduction

Series Network

Parallel Network

k-Out-of-m Network

Series-Parallel Network

Parallel-Series Network

Standby System

Bridge Network

Problems

RELIABILITY EVALUATION METHODS

Introduction

Network Reduction Method

Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) Method

Markov Method

Decomposition Method

Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA) Method

Common Cause Failure Analysis Method

Problems

RELIABILITY TESTING

Introduction

Types of Reliability Testing

Tests for Determining the Validity of an Item's Exponentially Distributed Times to Failure

Confidence Limit Estimation on Mean Item Life

Economics of Testing

Problems

RELIABLITY MANAGEMENT AND COSTING

Introduction

General Management Reliability Program-Related Responsibilities and Guiding Force Associated Facts for an Effective Reliability Program

An Approach for Developing Reliability Goals and Useful Guidelines for Developing Reliability Programs

Reliability Engineering Department Responsibilities and Tasks of a Reliability Engineer

Reliability Cost

Reliability Activity Cost Estimation Models

Problems

INTRODUCTION TO QUALITY

Introduction

Comparisons of Modern and Traditional Products, Direct Factors Influencing the Quality of Product and Services, and Quality Design Characteristics

Quality Goals

Quality Assurance System Elements

Design for Quality

Total Quality Management (TQM)

Problems

QUALITY ANALYSIS METHODS

Introduction

Quality Control Charts

Pareto Diagram

Quality Function Deployment (QFD)

Scatter Diagram

Cause-and-Effect Diagram

Hoshin Kanri

Design of Experiments (DOE)

Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)

Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA)

Problems

QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND COSTING

Introduction

Upper and Middle Management Quality-Related Roles

Quality Control Engineering Functions and Quality-Related Responsibilities Among Various Organizational Groups

Steps for Planning the Quality Control Organizational Structure and Quality Control Organizational Methods

Quality Manager Attributes, Functions, and Reasons for Failure

Quality Control Manual and Quality Auditing

Procurement Quality Control

Quality Costs

Quality Cost Indexes

Problems

INTRODUCTION TO SAFETY

Need for Safety

Safety-Related Facts and Figures

Engineers and Safety

Product Hazard Classifications and Common Mechanical Injuries

Statute, Common, Administrative, and Liability Laws and Product Liability

Workers' Compensation

Problems

SAFETY ANALYSIS METHODS

Introduction

Cause and Effect Diagram (CAED)

Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)

Control Charts

Markov Method

Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA)

Hazards and Operability Analysis (HAZOP)

Technic of Operations Review (TOR)

Interface Safety Analysis (ISA)

Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

Safety Indexes

Problems

SAFETY MANAGEMENT AND COSTING

Introduction

Safety Management Principles and Developing a Safety Program Plan

Safety Department Functions

Functions and Qualifications of Safety Professionals

Safety Committees and Motivating Employees to Work Safely

A Manufacturer's Losses or Cost due to an Accident Involving its Product

Safety Cost Estimation Methods and Models

Safety Cost Indexes

Problems

ROBOT, SOFTWARE, AND MEDICAL DEVICE SAFETY

Introduction

Robot Safety

Software Safety

Medical Device Safety

Problems

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS053000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety
TEC032000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control