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Editors: Gregory I. Hayworth
Book Description:
Reliability engineering is an engineering field, that deals with the study of reliability: the ability of a system or component to perform its required functions under stated conditions for a specified period of time. It is often reported in terms of a probability. Reliability may be defined in several ways:
The idea that something is fit for purpose with respect to time;
The capacity of a device or system to perform as designed;
The resistance to failure of a device or system;
The ability of a device or system to perform a required function under stated conditions for a specified period of time;
The probability that a functional unit will perform its required function for a specified interval under stated conditions.
The ability of something to "fail well" (fail without catastrophic consequences)

Reliability engineers rely heavily on statistics, probability theory, and reliability theory. Many engineering techniques are used in reliability engineering, such as reliability prediction, Weibull analysis, thermal management, reliability testing and accelerated life testing. Because of the large number of reliability techniques, their expense, and the varying degrees of reliability required for different situations, most projects develop a reliability program plan to specify the reliability tasks that will be performed for that specific system.

The function of reliability engineering is to develop the reliability requirements for the product, establish an adequate reliability program, and perform appropriate analyses and tasks to ensure the product will meet its requirements.

This new book presents the latest research in the field.

Table of Contents:

Research and Review Studies

Review of Studies on the Detrimental Effects of Solid Contaminants in Lubricated Machine Element Contacts, pp. 1-44
(George K. Nikas, Imperial College London, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Tribology Group, London, UK)

^ Statistical Reliability with Applications to Defense, pp. 45-75
(Aparna V. Huzurbazar, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Daniel Briand, Sandia National Laboratories, Robert Cranwell, Sandia National Laboratories)

Reliability-Based Design of Railway Prestressed Concrete Sleepers, pp. 77-105
(Alex M. Remennikov and Sakdirat Kaewunruen, School of Civil, Mining, and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The Univ. of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia)

Reliability Estimation of Individual Predictions in Supervised Learning, pp. 107-140
(Zoran Bosnic and Igor Kononenko, Univ. of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

A Full Performance Management Policy for a Geographically Disperse System Aimed to Continuous Reliability Improvement, pp. 141-165
(Miguel Fernandez Temprano, Dpt. Statistics and O.R. Univ. de Valladolid, Spain, Oscar Duque Perez, Dpt. Electrical Engineering, Univ. de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain, Luis Angel Garcia Escudero, Dpt. Statistics and O.R. Univ. de Valladolid, Spain, Angel Luis Zorita Lamadrid, Dpt. Electrical Engineering, Univ. de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain)

Structural Reliability Aspects for Advanced Composite Material Applications, pp. 167-204
(Giacomo Frulla, Fabio Borello, Aerospace Engineering Dept., Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy)

Meta-Modelling Based Approximation Methods for Structural Reliablity Analysis, pp. 205-232
(Irfan Kaymaz, Ataturk Univ., Engineering Faculty, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Erzurum, Turkey)

^Seismic Reliability of Nonlinear Structural Systems, pp. 233-258
(John W. van de Lindt and Shiling Pei, Colorado State University)

Time Dependent Seismic Reliability Analysis of Structure with Uncertain System Parameter, pp. 259-286
(Subrata Chakraborty, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Bengal Engineering and Science Univ., Shibpur, India, Abhijit Chaudhuri, Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO)

Response Surface Methodology and Multiple Response Case: Optimization Measures, Developments and Comparisons, pp. 287-304
(Rossella Berni, Univ. of Florence, Italy)

Seed Development in Castor (Ricinus communis L): Morphology, Reserve Synthesis and Gene Expression, pp. 305-330
(Grace Q. Chen, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Western Regional Research Center, Albany, CA)

Survivable DWDM Optical Mesh Transport Network Design via Genetic Algorithms, pp. 331-354
(Y.S. Kavian, Faculty of Engineering, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Golestan Blvd, Iran, M.S. Leeson, E.L. Hines, W. Ren, School of Engineering, Univ. of Warwick, Coventry, UK, et al.)

Digital Interferometric Measurement of Heat Dissipation from Microelectronic Devices for Optimal and Reliable Thermal Design, pp. 355-377
(C.B. Sobhan, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Calicut, India, V. Sajith, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Calicut, India)

Reliability Estimation of Urban Wastewater Disposal Networks, pp. 379-397
(Yuri A. Ermolin, Moscow State Univ. of Communication Means (MIIT), Moscow, Russian Federation)

Future Trends on Global Performance Indicators in Industrial Research, pp. 399-413
(Livio Corain, Luigi Salmaso, Dept. of Management and Engineering, Univ. of Padova, Vicenza, Italy)

Short Communication

Comparative Distributions of Reliablity and Survival Modeling Analysis, pp. 415-429
(M. Shuaib Khan, Dept. of Statistics, The Islamia Univ. of Bahawalpur, G.R. Pasha, Dept. of Statistics, Bahauddin Zakariya Univ. Multan)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-329-0
   Status: AV
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