With over 170 pages of new material, the second edition of this widely used reference provides engineers and statisticians with an updated, easy-to-follow approach to evaluating and projecting component and system reliability by combining standard statistical methods with advanced leading-edge reliability techniques. It includes an extensive treatment of life distribution and accelerated testing models and data analysis and data simulation techniques, as well as quality control methods and algorithms used to predict component and assembly field reliability. The second edition includes three completely new chapters: two cover "Repairable System Reliability" (both for renewal and non-renewal models), with an emphasis on simple graphical techniques, while also describing analytical methods for reparable system data analysis. A third new chapter surveys areas such as reliability growth modeling, Bayesian reliability analysis, and field reliability monitoring programs.
In addition, this latest edition offers hundreds of new examples, exercises, problems, and references-all designed to provide readers with additional support in understanding and applying the latest reliability testing methods. In bringing state-of-the-art techniques down to an accessible, how-to level, the second edition of Applied Reliability will serve the practical needs of electronic, mechanical, and industrial engineers involved in the design and manufacture of components and systems, and of statisticians and scientists working on applied reliability problems. It will also be a highly suitable textbook for engineering courses in applied reliability and quality control.
Table of Contents
Preface Basic Descriptive Statistics Reliability Concepts The Exponential Distribution The Weibull Distribution The Normal and Lognormal Distributions Reliability Data Plotting Physical Acceleration Models System Models and Reliability Algorithms Quality Control in Reliability: Applications of the Binomial Distributions Repairable Systems I: Renewal Processes Repairable System II: Non-Renewal Processes A Survey of Other Topics in Reliability Answers to Selected Exercises Appendix: Percentiles of the chi-square Distribution References