268 pages | 53 B/W Illus.
Engineering systems are an important element of world economy. Each year billions of dollars are spent to develop, manufacture, operate, and maintain various types of engineering systems about the globe. The reliability and usability of these systems have become important because of their increasing complexity, sophistication, and non-specialist users. Global competition and other factors are forcing manufacturers to produce highly reliable and usable engineering systems. Along with examples and solutions, this book integrates engineering systems reliability and usability into a single volume for those individuals that directly or indirectly are concerned with these areas.
1. Introduction. 2. Basic Mathematical Concepts. 3. Reliability Basics and Human Factors Basics for Usability. 4. Reliability and Usability Evaluation Methods. 5. Robot System and Medical Equipment Reliability. 6. Transportation System failures and Oil and Gas Industry Equipment Reliability. 7. Computer System and Internet Reliability and Software bugs in Computer Systems. 8. Power System and Mining Equipment Reliability. 9. Usability Engineering Life Cycle stages and Important Associated Areas.10 – Usability Testing and Costing. 11. Software and Web Usability. Chapter 12 Medical Device Usability and User Errors.Chapter 13 Mathematical Models for Engineering Systems Reliability Analysis and Usability Assurance.