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Reliability Engineering: Theory and Practice
Reliability Engineering: Theory and Practice Alessandro Birolini This book shows how to build in and assess reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety (RAMS) of components, equipment, and systems. It presents the state-of-the-art of reliability (RAMS) engineering, in theory & practice, and is based on over 30 years author's experience in this field, half in industry and half as Professor of Reliability Engineering at the ETH, Zurich. The book structure allows rapid access to practical results. Methods & tools are given in a way that they can be tailored to cover different RAMS requirement levels. Thanks to Appendices A6 - A8 the book is mathematically self-contained, and can be used as a text book or as a desktop reference with a large number of tables (60), figures (210), and examples / exercises (220, of which 80 as problems for homework). The request for a Chinese translation of this book and the very high eBook requirements ( > 10,000 per year since 2013) were the motivation for this final edition, the 13th since 1985, including German editions. Extended and carefully reviewed to improve accuracy, it represents the continuous improvement effort to satisfy reader's needs and confidence. New are an introduction to risk management with structurally new models based on semi- Markov processes & to the concept of mean time to accident, reliability & availability of a k-out-of-n redundancy with arbitrary repair rate for n - k=2, 10 new homework problems, and refinements, in particular, on multiple failure mechanisms, approximate expressions for large complex systems, data analysis, comments on MTBF, MTTF, MTTR, R, PA.
Hardcover: 651 pages
Publisher: Springer; 8th ed. 2017 edition (May 19, 2017)
Older Editions: 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd
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Practical Reliability Engineering
Practical Reliability Engineering Patrick D. T. O'Connor, Andre Kleyner With emphasis on practical aspects of engineering, this bestseller has gained worldwide recognition through progressive editions as the essential reliability textbook. This fifth edition retains the unique balanced mixture of reliability theory and applications, thoroughly updated with the latest industry best practices.
Practical Reliability Engineering fulfils the requirements of the Certified Reliability Engineer curriculum of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Each chapter is supported by practice questions, and a solutions manual is available to course tutors via the companion website.
Enhanced coverage of mathematics of reliability, physics of failure, graphical and software methods of failure data analysis, reliability prediction and modelling, design for reliability and safety as well as management and economics of reliability programmes ensures continued relevance to all quality assurance and reliability courses.
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 5th edition (January 30, 2012)
Older Editions: 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st
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An Introduction to Reliability and Maintainability Engineering
An Introduction to Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Charles E. Ebeling This classroom-tested book introduces the necessary concepts in probability and statistics within the context of their application to reliability. The Third Edition adds brief discussions of the Anderson Darling test, the Cox proportionate hazards model, the Accelerated Failure Time model, and Monte Carlo simulation.
Over 80 new end-of-chapter exercises have been added, as well as solutions to all odd-numbered exercises. Moreover, Excel workbooks, available for download, save students from performing numerous tedious calculations and allow them to focus on reliability concepts. Ebeling has created an exceptional text that enables readers to learn how to analyze failure, repair data, and derive appropriate models for reliability and maintainability as well as apply those models to all levels of design.
Hardcover: 658 pages
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.; 3 edition (April 12, 2019)
Older Editions: 2nd
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Reliability Theory and Practice
Reliability Theory and Practice Igor Bazovsky Igor Bazovsky's 1961 Reliability Theory and Practice is a classic that is available in a reprint edition by Dover Publications (2004). Written by a pioneer in the development of reliability methods, this text applies statistical mathematics to the analysis of electrical, mechanical, and other systems employed in airborne, missile, and ground equipment. Geared toward upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, it is also a valuable reference for professionals.
Bazovsky presents the field in exceptional clarity. Unlike authors who may initially introduce a subject in language accessible to a novice but rapidly change to an exclusive emphasis on complex mathematical relationships, Bazovsky maintains a conversational tone throughout, with explanation in plain language remaining dominant, even as progressively more complicated ideas are presented in symbolic language. Where formulas are presented, a rare balance is maintained between excessive derivational detail and a sincere effort to carry the reader along without undue frustration. The author's clear objective is to bring the reader along and to teach effectively, with concern for the student's developing understanding. Thus, this work remains an outstanding introduction.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (October 26, 2004)
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Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis: A Practical Guide
Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis: A Practical Guide Mohammad Modarres, Mark P. Kaminskiy, Vasiliy Krivtsov This undergraduate and graduate textbook provides a practical and comprehensive overview of reliability and risk analysis techniques. Written for engineering students and practicing engineers, the book is multi-disciplinary in scope. The new edition has new topics in classical confidence interval estimation; Bayesian uncertainty analysis; models for physics-of-failure approach to life estimation; extended discussions on the generalized renewal process and optimal maintenance; and further modifications, updates, and discussions. The book includes examples to clarify technical subjects and many end of chapter exercises.
Paperback: 522 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 3rd edition (December 1, 2016)
Older Editions: 2nd, 1st
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Video 1: Reliability Engineering: A Brief Overview (6 minutes)
Video 2: Reliability Engineering: An Overview (42 minutes)
Video 3: Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Management in the Nuclear Industry: An Overview (38 minutes)
Free Textbook: Probability Distributions Used in Reliability Engineering
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Applied Reliability
Applied Reliability Paul A. Tobias, David C. Trindade Using analysis capabilities in spreadsheet software and two well-maintained, supported, and frequently updated, popular software packages - Minitab and SAS JMP - the third edition of Applied Reliability is an easy-to-use guide to basic descriptive statistics, reliability concepts, and the properties of lifetime distributions such as the exponential, Weibull, and lognormal. The material covers reliability data plotting, acceleration models, life test data analysis, systems models, and much more. The third edition includes a new chapter on Bayesian reliability analysis and expanded, updated coverage of repairable system modeling.
Taking a practical and example-oriented approach to reliability analysis, this book provides detailed illustrations of software implementation throughout and more than 150 worked-out examples done with JMP, Minitab, and several spreadsheet programs. In addition, there are nearly 300 figures, hundreds of exercises, and additional problems at the end of each chapter, and new material throughout.
Hardcover: 600 pages
Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; 3rd edition (August 26, 2011)
Older Editions: 2nd
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Certified Reliability Engineer Primer
Certified Reliability Engineer Primer Quality Council of Indiana The Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) Primer, 5th edition (January, 2018). Covers CRE body of knowledge:
1 Certification Overview: CRE Exam, CRE Body of Knowledge, Bloom's Taxonomy, CRE Primer Content
2. Reliability Fundamentals: Leadership Foundations, Benefits of Reliability, Interrelationships, Leadership Responsibilities, Roles and Responsibilities, Function of Reliability Engineering, Ethics in Reliability Engineering, Supplier Assessments, Performance Monitoring, Reliability Foundations, Reliability Terminology, Drivers of Reliability, Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA), Root Cause Analysis, Lifecycle Stages, Cost of Poor Reliability, Maintainability/Availability Economics, Quality Triangle, Six Sigma Methodologies, Systems Engineering, References
3. Risk Management: Identification, Risk Management Techniques, Types of Risk, Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) , Common Mode Analysis, Hazard Analysis, Risk Matrix, System Safety, Mitigation, References
4. Statistical Concepts: Basic Statistics, Probability Concepts, Probability Distributions, Probability Functions, Reliability Sampling Plans, Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Process Capability, Confidence Intervals, References
5. Data Management: Sources of Reliability Data, Types of Data, Data Collection Methods, Data Summary and Reporting, Failure Analysis Methods, (Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Actions System (FRACAS), References
6. Reliability Planning: Reliability Test Strategies, Environmental and Usage Factors, Failure Consequences, Failure Criteria, Testing Environment, References
7. Testing and Modeling: Testing, Accelerated Life Tests, Stress Screening, Qualification Testing, Degradation Testing, Software Testing, Modeling, Block Diagrams, Physics of Failure, Failure Models, Prediction Methods, Design Prototyping, References
8. Reliability Designs: Evaluation Techniques, Stress-strength Analysis, Design of Experiments, Reliability Optimization, Human Factors, Design For Excellence (DFX), Design for Reliability, Parts and Systems Development, Selection Techniques, Parts Standardization, References
9. Maintainability, Maintenance Strategies: Preventive Maintenance Analysis, Corrective Maintenance Analysis, References
10. Appendix/Index: Tables, Supplement, Calculus Review, Author/Name Index, Formulas Index, Subject Index, Question Answers
Ring Binder: 664 pages and 400 questions and answers
Publisher Website
CRE Primer Sample Section
American Society for Quality (ASQ) CRE body of knowledge (BoK)
ASQ CRE Certification Requirements
Information from ASQ on CRE Certification
Publisher: Quality Council Of Indiana (2018)
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Certified Reliability Engineer Solutions
Certified Reliability Engineer Solutions Quality Council of Indiana Solutions manual for the Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) Primer
Paperback:
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CRE Solutions Manual Sample Section
Publisher: Quality Council Of Indiana (2018)
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The Certified Reliability Engineer Handbook
The Certified Reliability Engineer Handbook Mark Allen Durivage This handbook is fully updated to the 2018 Body of Knowledge for the Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), including the new sections on leadership, performance monitoring, root cause analysis, and quality triangles. Its purpose is to assist individuals preparing for the examination and to provide a reference for the practitioner. Several typical examples are provided throughout based on the collective experience and knowledge of the authors and editor.
The chapters and sections are numbered by the same format used in the Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the CRE examination. It also includes a comprehensive glossary of reliability-related terms and appendices with, among other things, various useful distribution tables.
Hardcover: 360 pages
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press; 3 edition (July 12, 2017)
Older Editions: 2nd
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Reliability Physics and Engineering: Time-To-Failure Modeling
Reliability Physics and Engineering: Time-To-Failure Modeling J. W. McPherson Reliability Physics and Engineering provides critically important information that is needed for designing and building reliable cost-effective products, including:
- Materials/Device Degradation
- Degradation Kinetics
- Time-To-Failure Modeling
- Statistical Tools
- Failure-Rate Modeling
- Accelerated Testing
- Ramp-To-Failure Testing
- Important Failure Mechanisms for Integrated Circuits
- Important Failure Mechanisms for Mechanical Components
- Conversion of Dynamic Stresses into Static Equivalents
- Small Design Changes Producing Major Reliability Improvements
- Screening Methods
- Heat Generation and Dissipation
- Sampling Plans and Confidence Intervals
Hardcover: 399 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2nd ed. 2013 edition (June 4, 2013)
Older Editions: 2010
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Introduction to Reliability Engineering
Introduction to Reliability Engineering E. E. Lewis Using an interdisciplinary perspective, this outstanding book provides an introduction to the theory and practice of reliability engineering. This revised edition contains a number of improvements: new material on quality-related methodologies, inclusion of spreadsheet solutions for certain examples, a more detailed treatment which ties the load-capacity approach to reliability to failure rate methodology; a new section dealing with safety hazards of products and equipment.
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (November 15, 1995)
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Reliability Toolkit: Commercial Practices Edition
Reliability Toolkit: Commercial Practices Edition Seymour Morris, Bruce Dudley, Joseph Caroli, Preston MacDiarmid, David Nicholls, Anthony Coppola, Ned Criscimagna, John Farrell, et al. This 3rd edition of the "Reliability Toolkit" was developed in 1995 as a joint effort between the System Reliability Division at the USAF Rome Laboratory and the DoD Reliability Analysis Center, operated by IIT Research Institute at the time. The table of contents can be found here. The "Reliability Toolkit: Commercial Practices Edition" is intended to help both the commercial and military sectors deal with developing and manufacturing reliable products in today's competitive world. In 1988 Rome Laboratory used the benefit of over 30 years in the reliability discipline to publish its RADC "Reliability Engineer's Toolkit" and in 1993 a revision, "The Rome Laboratory Reliability Engineer's Toolkit," (Rome Air Development Center was renamed Rome Laboratory between the two versions). While intended for the military, these documents were "best sellers" and have been widely used by both the commercial and military communities. The 1995 version of the Toolkit concentrates on activities that have payoff without the focus on military standards of the predecessor versions of the Toolkit.
Older Editions, Free Download: 1993, 1988
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Basic Reliability: An introduction to Reliability Engineering
Basic Reliability: An introduction to Reliability Engineering Nicholas Summerville Author Nicholas Summerville brings over 15 years of reliability, quality, and safety engineering to light in this easy to understand book. In clear and easy to understand language, Summerville points out the key principles of reliability engineering and how one can easily understand and complete reliability projects.
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse; 1st edition (December 3, 2004)
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Reliability: Probabilistic Models and Statistical Methods
Reliability: Probabilistic Models and Statistical Methods Lawrence M. Leemis An elementary introduction to the probabilistic models and statistical methods used by reliability engineers as applied to, for example, electrical or mechanical systems. Leemis offers explanations of how the mathematical models and results apply to engineering design and the analysis of lifetime data sets, with simple, supplementary proofs and derivations provided when necessary. Applications are drawn from a variety of disciplines.
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Lawrence Leemis; 2nd edition (January 1, 2009)
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Reliability Engineering
Reliability Engineering Kailash C. Kapur, Michael Pecht Reliability Engineering presents an integrated approach to the design, engineering, and management of reliability activities throughout the life cycle of a product, including concept, research and development, design, manufacturing, assembly, sales, and service. Containing illustrative guides that include worked problems, numerical examples, homework problems, a solutions manual, and class-tested materials, it demonstrates to product development and manufacturing professionals how to distribute key reliability practices throughout an organization.
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (April 28, 2014)
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Life Cycle Reliability Engineering
Life Cycle Reliability Engineering Guangbin Yang As the Lead Reliability Engineer for Ford Motor Company, Guangbin Yang is involved with all aspects of the design and production of complex automotive systems. Focusing on real-world problems and solutions, Life Cycle Reliability Engineering covers the gamut of the techniques used for reliability assurance throughout a product's life cycle. Yang pulls real-world examples from his work and other industries to explain the methods of robust design (designing reliability into a product or system ahead of time), statistical and real product testing, software testing, and ultimately verification and warranting of the final product's reliability.
Complete with real-world examples, case studies, and exercises, this resource covers:
- Reliability definition, metrics, and product life distributions (exponential, Weibull, normal, lognormal, and more)
- Methodologies, tools, and practical applications of system reliability modeling and allocation
- Robust reliability design techniques
- Potential failure mode avoidance, including Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
- Accelerated life test methods, models, plans, and data analysis techniques
- Degradation testing and data analysis methods, covering both destructive and nondestructive inspections
- Practical methodologies for reliability verification and screening
- Warranty policies, data analysis, field failure monitoring, and warranty cost reduction
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (February 2, 2007)
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Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems: Concepts and Techniques
Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems: Concepts and Techniques Roy Billinton, Ronald N. Allan The scope is not limited to anyone engineering discipline as the concepts and basic techniques for reliability evaluation have no disciplinary boundaries and are applicable in most, if not all, engineering applications. The primary objective has been to compile a book which provides practicing engineers and engineering graduates who have little or no background in probability theory or statistics, with the concepts and basic techniques for evaluating the reliability of engineering systems. Topics include: basic probability theory, application of the binomial distribution, network modeling and evaluation of simple systems, probability distributions in reliability evaluation, discrete and continuous Markov chains, frequency and duration techniques and systems with non-exponential distributions.
Hardcover: 453 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (June 30, 1992)
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System Reliability Theory: Models, Statistical Methods, and Applications
System Reliability Theory: Models, Statistical Methods, and Applications Marvin Rausand, Arnljot Hoyland The Second Edition of System Reliability Theory: Models, Statistical Methods, and Applications has been thoroughly rewritten and updated to meet current standards. The Second Edition features:
- Reliability of maintained systems and reliability assessment of safety-critical systems.
- Discussion of basic assessment methods for operational availability and production regularity.
- New problems, examples, and cases for a more applied focus.
- An accompanying Web site with solutions, overheads, and supplementary information.
Hardcover: 664 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 2nd edition (December 5, 2003)
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Reliability Engineering Handbook Vol. 1
Reliability Engineering Handbook Vol. 1 Dimitri Kececioglu This volume, one of two devoted to the subject, covers the range of reliability engineering, from product and system design through manufacturing, implementation and maintenance. Illustrated with practical examples, the books show how to specify components, equipment and system reliability - and how to implement these requirements. Comprehensive and easy to understand, these books demonstrate how to analyze time-to-failure data from components, systems and equipment to obtain their distribution, reliability, failure rate and mean lifespan; provide theoretical and practical tools for designing, testing and implementing the probability and capacity of parts, components, equipment, products and systems performance; and include applications to purchasing, engineering, research, development, manufacturing and quality control.
Hardcover: 688 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1st edition (June 23, 1991)
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Reliability Engineering Handbook Vol. 2
Reliability Engineering Handbook Vol. 2 Dimitri Kececioglu This book provides the theoretical and practical tools whereby the probability and capability of parts, components, equipment, products and systems to perform their required functions for desired periods of time without failure, in specified environments, and with desired confidence, can be specified, predicted, designed-in, tested, demonstrated, packaged, transported, stored, installed, started up, and their performance monitored and fed back to all concerned organizations.
Hardcover: 541 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1st edition (January 1991)
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Reliability Engineering
Reliability Engineering Elsayed A. Elsayed Divided into three parts, Reliability Engineering, Second Edition handily describes the theories and their practical uses while presenting readers with real-world examples and problems to solve. Part I focuses on system reliability estimation for time independent and failure dependent models, helping engineers create a reliable design. Part II aids the reader in assembling necessary components and configuring them to achieve desired reliability objectives, conducting reliability tests on components, and using field data from similar components. Part III follows what happens once a product is produced and sold, how the manufacturer must ensure its reliability objectives by providing preventive and scheduled maintenance and warranty policies.
Hardcover: 792 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (June 19, 2012)
Older Edition: 1st
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Handbook of Reliability Engineering and Management
Handbook of Reliability Engineering and Management W. Grant Ireson , Clyde F. Coombs, Jr., Richard Y. Moss The Handbook of Reliability Engineering and Management gives you the specific engineering, management, and mathematics data you need to design and manufacture more reliable electronic and mechanical devices as well as complete systems. You'll find proven industry practices for defining and achieving reliability goals - real how-to information, not theoretical generalities. You also get new methods for determining overall product reliability. . .the latest design techniques for extending a product's life cycle. . .tested strategies for incorporating reliability into new product development. . .and more.
Hardcover: 816 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2nd edition (December 22, 1995)
Older Editions: 1988, 1966
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System Engineering Management
System Engineering Management Benjamin S. Blanchard System Engineering Management, Fourth Edition introduces readers to the full range of system engineering concepts, tools, and techniques, emphasizing the application of principles and concepts of system engineering and the way these principles aid in the development, utilization, and support of systems.
This book is aimed at the system engineer who is involved in product design and engineering or involved in government contracting and must produce system engineering management plans (SEMPs). It is also applicable to organizations who have or are planning to use the capability maturity model (CMM) to improve their effectiveness. For the intended audience this book is both comprehensive and complete. There are eight chapters, each followed by case studies, questions and problems, and six appendices.
It starts with a foundation of the basics, such as definitions, system engineering life cycle, analysis and concurrent engineering. It then builds upon this foundation by addressing all of the elements of a well-managed system engineering program: integrated product and process development, TQM, configuration management, support and logistics. Each element is discussed in detail and placed into the context of a total system engineering environment.
The chapter on system design requirements is particularly complete and covers every facet of this discipline, including reliability, maintainability, safety, software, etc.
Hardcover: 560 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (July 28, 2008)
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Reliability Statistics
Reliability Statistics Robert A. Dovich A handy reference to reliability statistical methods, this book provides statistical applications for quality and reliability engineering personnel.
Paperback: 93 pages
Publisher: Amer Society for Quality (June 1990)
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Fault-Tolerant Systems
Fault-Tolerant Systems Israel Koren, C. Mani Krishna Reflecting the real-world challenges faced by designers of these systems, this book addresses fault tolerance design with a systems approach to both hardware and software. No other text on the market takes this approach, nor offers the comprehensive and up-to-date treatment Koren and Krishna provide. Students, designers and architects of high performance processors will value this comprehensive overview of the field.
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann; 1st edition (March 15, 2007)
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The Certified Reliability Engineer Handbook
The Certified Reliability Engineer Handbook Donald W. Benbow, Hugh W. Broome This handbook's chapters and sections match the Body of Knowledge (BoK) specified for ASQs Reliability Engineer certification, which includes design review and control; prediction, estimation, and apportionment methodology; failure mode effects and analysis; the planning, operation, and analysis of reliability testing and field failures, including mathematical modeling; understanding human factors in reliability; and the ability to develop and administer reliability information systems for failure analysis, design and performance improvement, and reliability program management over the entire product life cycle. This handbook provides reliability engineers with the theory and tools needed to meet ever-increasing reliability requirements. An accompanying CD contains supplementary problems covering each chapter and a simulated exam that has problems distributed among the chapters according to the scheme published in the BoK.
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press; Har/Cdr edition (December 22, 2008)
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Improving Product Reliability and Software Quality: Strategies, Tools, Process and Implementation
Improving Product Reliability and Software Quality: Strategies, Tools, Process and Implementation Mark A. Levin, Ted T. Kalal, Jonathan Rodin The revised second edition of Improving Product Reliability and Software Quality offers a comprehensive and detailed guide to implementing a hardware reliability and software quality process for technology products. The authors - noted experts in the field - provide useful tools, forms and spreadsheets for executing an effective product reliability and software quality development process and explore proven software quality and product reliability concepts. The second edition includes:
- Software tools, software quality process and software security.
- An FMEA section to include software fault trees and software FMEAs.
- Two new reliability tools to accelerate design maturity and reduce the risk of premature wearout.
- Material on preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance and Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) to better manage repair cost and unscheduled downtime.
- Updated information on reliability modeling and hiring reliability and software engineers.
- A comprehensive review of the reliability process from a multi-disciplinary viewpoint including new material on uprating and counterfeit components.
- Aspects of competition, key quality and reliability concepts and presents the tools for implementation.
Hardcover: 456 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (May 28, 2019)
Older Editions: 1st
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Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering, Theory, and Practice
Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering, Theory, and Practice Mark L. Ayers Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering, Theory, and Practice provides a background in reliability engineering theory as well as detailed sections discussing applications to fiber optic networks (earth station and space segment), microwave networks (long-haul, cellular backhaul and mobile wireless), satellite networks (teleport and VSAT), power systems (generators, commercial power and battery systems), facilities management, and software/firmware. Programming techniques and examples for simulation of the approaches presented are discussed throughout the book.
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press; 1st edition (October 23, 2012)
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Probability, Statistics, and Reliability for Engineers and Scientists
Probability, Statistics, and Reliability for Engineers and Scientists Bilal M. Ayyub, Richard H. McCuen Clearly written and firmly focused on the practical use of these methods, it places increased emphasis on simulation, particularly as a modeling tool, applying it progressively with projects that continue in each chapter. It also features expanded discussions of the analysis of variance including single- and two-factor analyses and a thorough treatment of Monte Carlo simulation. The authors clearly establish the limitations, advantages, and disadvantages of each method, but also show that data analysis is a continuum rather than the isolated application of different methods.
Hardcover: 656 pages
Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; 2nd edition (June 26, 2002)
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OREDA Handbook 2015: Offshore and Onshore Reliability Data
OREDA Handbook 2015: Offshore and Onshore Reliability Data OREDA Project Participants This handbook presents high quality reliability data for offshore equipment collected during phase VI to IX (project period 2000 - 2009) of the OREDA project. The intention of the handbook is to provide both quantitative and qualitative information as a basis for Performance Forecasting or RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) analyses.
Volume 1 is about Topside Equipment. Compared to earlier editions, there are only minor changes in the reliability data presentation.
To obtain a reasonable population for presenting reliability data for topside equipment in the 2015 edition, some data from phases VI and VII already issued in the previous 2009 handbook (5th edition) have also been included.
The 2015 topside volume is divided into two parts. Part I describes the OREDA project, different data collection phases and the estimation procedures used to generate the data tables presented in Part II of the handbook. Topside data are in general not covering the whole lifetime of equipment, but typically a time window of 2 - 4 years of operation. Infant mortality failures are as a rule not collected for topside equipment; hence, the data collected are from the normal steady-state operating time period.
Paperback: 832 pages
Publisher: DNV; 2015 6th Edition edition (2015), Offshore and Onshore Reliability Data (OREDA) project participants, in cooperation with the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
Older Editions: 2009
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Nonelectronic Parts Reliability Data - NPRD-91
Nonelectronic Parts Reliability Data - NPRD-91 William Denson, Greg Chandler, William Crowell, Rick Wanner This document provides failure rate data for a wide variety of component types including mechanical, electomechanical, and discrete electronic parts and assemblies. It also provides summary failures rates for numerous part categories by quality level and environment. Data represents a compilation of field experience in military, commercial, and industrial applications, and concentrates on items not covered by MIL-HDBK-217, "Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment." Data tables include part descriptions, quality levels, application environments, point estimates of failure rate, data sources, number of failures, total opeiating hous, and detailed part characteristics.
Paperback: 632 pages
Publisher: DoD Reliability Analysis Center (1991)
Free download from DTIC (39 MB): https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a242083.pdf
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Mechanical System Reliability for Long Life Space Systems
Mechanical System Reliability for Long Life Space Systems Michael T. Kowal The creation of a compendium of mechanical limit states was undertaken in order to provide a reference base for the application of first-order reliability methods to mechanical systems in the context of the development of a system level design methodology. The compendium was conceived as a reference source specific to the problem of developing the noted design methodology, and not an exhaustive or exclusive compilation of mechanical limit states. The compendium is not intended to be a handbook of mechanical limit states for general use. The compendium provides a diverse set of limit-state relationships for use in demonstrating the application of probabilistic reliability methods to mechanical systems. The compendium is to be used in the reliability analysis of moderately complex mechanical systems.
PDF: 115 pages
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 1994
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Failure Mode/Mechanism Distributions - FMD-91
Failure Mode/Mechanism Distributions - FMD-91 Gregory Chandler, William K. Denson, Michael J. Rossi, Richard Wanner The intent of this document is to present failure mode distributions to be used in support of reliability analysis such as FMEAs and FMECAs when used in conjunction with accepted reliability prediction techniques such as MIL-HDBK-217 along with RACs Nonelectronic Parts Reliability Data (NPRD). The intent of these distributions is that they form a basis for a standard set of distributions to be used in the reliability engineering industry. The scope of this publication covers all electronic, mechanical and electromechanical parts or assemblies on which RAC has collected failure data.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: DoD Reliability Analysis Center (1991)
Free download from DTIC (16 MB): https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259655.pdf
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IEC 61078 Ed. 2.0 b:2006, Analysis Techniques for Dependability - Reliability Block Diagram and Boolean Methods
IEC 61078 Ed. 2.0 b:2006, Analysis Techniques for Dependability - Reliability Block Diagram and Boolean Methods International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC/SC 56 This International Standard describes procedures for modelling the dependability of a system and for using the model in order to calculate reliability and availability measures. The RBD modelling technique is intended to be applied primarily to systems without repair and where the order in which failures occur does not matter. For systems where the order of failures is to be taken into account or where repairs are to be carried out, other modelling techniques, such as Markov analysis, are more suitable.
Paperback: 82 pages
Publisher: Multiple. Distributed through American National Standards Institute (ANSI) (August 19, 2007)
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Reliability: Modeling, Prediction, and Optimization
Reliability: Modeling, Prediction, and Optimization Wallace R. Blischke, D. N. Prabhakar Murthy Reliability: Modeling, Prediction, and Optimization presents a remarkably broad framework for the analysis of the technical and commercial aspects of product reliability, integrating concepts and methodologies from such diverse areas as engineering, materials science, statistics, probability, operations research, and management. Written in plain language by two highly respected experts in the field, this practical work provides engineers, operations managers, and applied statisticians with both qualitative and quantitative tools for solving a variety of complex, real-world reliability problems. A wealth of examples and case studies accompanies:
- Comprehensive coverage of assessment, prediction, and improvement at each stage of a product's life cycle
- Clear explanations of modeling and analysis for hardware ranging from a single part to whole systems
- Thorough coverage of test design and statistical analysis of reliability data
- A special chapter on software reliability
- Coverage of effective management of reliability, product support, testing, pricing, and related topics
Hardcover: 848 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (March 27, 2000)
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Reliability Engineering Handbook
Reliability Engineering Handbook Bryan Dodson, Dennis Nolan Providing a comprehensive approach to both the art and science of reliability engineering, this volume covers all aspects of the field, from basic concepts to accelerated testing, including SPC, designed experiments, human factors, and reliability management. It also presents the theory of reliability systems and its application as prescribed by industrial and government standards.
Hardcover: 592 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (October 27, 1999)
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How Reliable Is Your Product?: 50 Ways to Improve Product Reliability
How Reliable Is Your Product?: 50 Ways to Improve Product Reliability Mike Silverman Reliability can no longer be a step or a series of steps in product development; it is something that needs to be acknowledged up front and built into the product from its very conception. Reliability, in other words, must be "designed in."
Product developers now have many tools - software and hardware - at their disposal for building reliability in from the get go. From the organizational point of view, what better way to design in reliability than to make designers themselves responsible for the reliability of their designs? As Mike Silverman explains in How Reliable is Your Product?, this is why the role of the reliability engineer is changing to one of mentor. Product developers are now responsible for going out and finding the best testing tools and then training the designers on their use, so that designers factor and build in reliability at every stage of product design.
Hardcover: 370 pages
Publisher: Super Star Press (January 3, 2011)
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Case Studies in Reliability and Maintenance
Case Studies in Reliability and Maintenance Wallace R. Blischke (Editor), D. N. Prabhakar Murthy (Editor) Case Studies in Reliability and Maintenance serves as a valuable addition to the current literature on the subject of reliability by bridging the gap between theory and application. Conceived during the preparation of the editors' earlier work, Reliability: Modeling, Prediction, and Optimization (Wiley, 2000), this new volume features twenty-six actual case studies written by top experts in their fields, each illustrating exactly how reliability models are applied. Case studies are from fields such as aerospace, automotive, mining, electronics, power plants, dikes, computer software, weapons, photocopiers, industrial furnaces, granite building cladding, chemistry, and aircraft engines.
Hardcover: 696 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1st edition (January 10, 2003)
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Maintainability: A Key to Effective Serviceability and Maintenance Management
Maintainability: A Key to Effective Serviceability and Maintenance Management Benjamin S. Blanchard, Dinesh C. Verma, Elmer L. Peterson Maintainability is a practical, step-by-step guide to implementing a comprehensive maintainability program within your organization's design and development function. From program scheduling, organizational interfacing, cost estimating, and supplier activities, to maintainability prediction, task analysis, formal design review, and maintainability tests and demonstrations, it describes all the planning and organizational aspects of maintainability for projects under development and
- Schools readers in state-of-the-art maintainability design techniques
- Demonstrates methods for quantitatively measuring maintainability at every stage of the development process
- Shows how to increase effectiveness while reducing life-cycle costs of already existing systems or products
- Features numerous case studies, sample applications, and practice exercises
- Functions equally well as a professional reference and a classroom text
Hardcover: 560 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1st edition (February 1995)
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Engineering Maintainability: How to Design for Reliability and Easy Maintenance
Engineering Maintainability: How to Design for Reliability and Easy Maintenance B.S. Dhillon This book provides the guidelines and fundamental methods of estimation and calculation needed by maintainability engineers. It also covers the management of maintainability efforts, including issues of organizational structure, cost, and planning processes. Questions and problems conclude each chapter.
Hardcover: 254 pages
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing (June 30, 1999)
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An Elementary Guide To Reliability
An Elementary Guide To Reliability G. Dummer, R. Winton, Mike Tooley This classic text has now been completely revised and updated, making it an ideal introductory course in reliability for a wide range of engineering qualifications, including City & Guilds 8030 and HNC/Ds. A new chapter focuses on the role of the microprocessor and microcomputer controller, and the use of algorithms for monitoring system performance. The addition of numerous problems, self-check questions and exam-style questions makes this an extremely useful book for courses with an element of independent study.
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 5 edition (July 4, 1997)
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Product Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability Handbook
Product Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability Handbook Michael Pecht (Editor) The book begins by discussing product effectiveness and its related functions, presents the mathematical theory for reliability, and introduces statistical inference concepts as ways to analyze probabilistic models from observational data. Later chapters introduce basic types of probability distributions; present the concepts of confidence interval; focus on reliability assessment; and examine software reliability, quality, and safety.
The text discusses reliability growth, accelerated testing, and management of a continuous improvement program; analyzes the influence of reliability on logistics support requirements; shows how to assess overall product effectiveness; and introduces the concepts of process capability and statistical process control techniques.
New Topics in the Second Edition Include:
- Failure Modes, Mechanisms, and Effects Analysis
- Confidence Interval on Reliability Metrics and their Relationships with Measures of Product Quality
- Process Control and Process Capability and their Relationship with Product Reliability
- System Reliability, including Redundancy
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (April 16, 2009)
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Practical Reliability Engineering and Analysis for System Design and Life-Cycle Sustainment
Practical Reliability Engineering and Analysis for System Design and Life-Cycle Sustainment William R. Wessels 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.
Hardcover: 497 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (April 16, 2010)
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Reliability Technology: Principles and Practice of Failure Prevention in Electronic Systems
Reliability Technology: Principles and Practice of Failure Prevention in Electronic Systems Norman Pascoe A unique book that describes the practical processes necessary to achieve failure free equipment performance, for quality and reliability engineers, design, manufacturing process and environmental test engineers.
This book studies the essential requirements for successful product life cycle management. It identifies key contributors to failure in product life cycle management and particular emphasis is placed upon the importance of thorough Manufacturing Process Capability reviews for both in-house and outsourced manufacturing strategies.
Revolutionary in focus, as it describes how to achieve failure free performance rather than how to predict an acceptable performance failure rate (reliability technology rather than reliability engineering).
Author has over 40 years experience in the field, and the text is based on classroom tested notes from the reliability technology course he taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
Contains graphical interpretations of mathematical models together with diagrams, tables of physical constants, case studies and unique worked examples.
Paperback: 500 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2008 edition (October 9, 2011)
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Reliability: Management, Methods, and Mathematics
Reliability: Management, Methods, and Mathematics David K Lloyd, Myron Lipow Originally published in 1962, this book includes:
- The importance of Reliability
- Management, Organization and Communication
- Problems and Activities of Planning and Operating a Reliability Program
- Reliability Data Systems
- The Mathematics of Reliability
- Basic Probability and Statistics
- Discrete and Continuous Distribution Models
- Reliability Estimation
- Reliability Models
- Reliability Demonstration and Decisions
- Reliability Growth Models
- Experimentation and Testing
- Statistical Designs for Reliability
- Examples of Reliability Evaluation and Demonstration Programs
Paperback: 589 pages
Publisher: Lloyd; 2nd edition (1977)
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Repairable Systems Reliability: Modeling, Inference, Misconceptions and Their Causes
Repairable Systems Reliability: Modeling, Inference, Misconceptions and Their Causes Harold Ascher, Harry Feingold Coverage includes: bathtub curve, exponential distribution, force of mortality, interarrival, MTBF, number of failures, order statistics, point process, Poisson process, repairable systems, Weibull distribution.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: CRC Press/Marcel Dekker, Inc. (October 9, 1984)
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Statistical Methods for the Reliability of Repairable Systems
Statistical Methods for the Reliability of Repairable Systems Steven E. Rigdon, Asit P. Basu A unique, practical guide for industry professionals who need to improve product quality and reliability in repairable systems
Owing to its vital role in product quality, reliability has been intensely studied in recent decades. Most of this research, however, addresses systems that are nonrepairable and therefore discarded upon failure. Statistical Methods for the Reliability of Repairable Systems fills the gap in the field, focusing exclusively on an important yet long-neglected area of reliability. Written by two highly recognized members of the reliability and statistics community, this new work offers a unique, systematic treatment of probabilistic models used for repairable systems as well as the statistical methods for analyzing data generated from them.
Liberally supplemented with examples as well as exercises boasting real data, the book clearly explains the difference between repairable and nonrepairable systems and helps readers develop an understanding of stochastic point processes. Data analysis methods are discussed for both single and multiple systems and include graphical methods, point estimation, interval estimation, hypothesis tests, goodness-of-fit tests, and reliability prediction. Complete with extensive graphs, tables, and references, Statistical Methods for the Reliability of Repairable Systems is an excellent working resource for industry professionals involved in producing reliable systems and a handy reference for practitioners and researchers in the field.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1 edition (April 14, 2000)
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Reliability in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering
Reliability in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering Bernd Bertsche Automotive and Mechanical Engineering draws together a wide spectrum of diverse and relevant applications and analyses on reliability engineering. This is distilled into this attractive and well documented volume and practising engineers are challenged with the formidable task of simultaneously improving reliability and reducing the costs and down-time due to maintenance. The volume brings together eleven chapters to highlight the importance of the interrelated reliability and maintenance disciplines.
Paperback: 500 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2008 edition (October 9, 2011)
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Stochastic Models in Reliability
Stochastic Models in Reliability Terje Aven, Uwe Jensen This book provides a comprehensive up-to-date presentation of some of the classical areas of reliability, based on a more advanced probabilistic framework using the modern theory of stochastic processes. This framework allows analysts to formulate general failure models, establish formulae for computing various performance measures, as well as determine how to identify optimal replacement policies in complex situations.
In this second edition of the book, two major topics have been added to the original version: copula models which are used to study the effect of structural dependencies on the system reliability; and maintenance optimization which highlights delay time models under safety constraints.
Hardcover: 297 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2nd ed. 2013 edition (August 5, 2013)
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Systems Reliability and Failure Prevention
Systems Reliability and Failure Prevention Herbert Hecht This timely resource offers you a comprehensive, unified treatment of the techniques and practice of systems reliability and failure prevention, without the use of advanced mathematics. Featuring numerous, in-depth real-world examples, the book distills the author's many years of practical experience in designing and testing critical systems. The book helps you set reliability requirements for a new product, monitor compliance with these requirements during development and later life cycle phases, account for software failures in an integrated reliability assessment, and allocate a fixed reliability improvement budget to guide decisions by cost considerations and trade-offs.
Hardcover: 244 pages
Publisher: Artech House (November 30, 2003)
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Reliability Engineering: A Life Cycle Approach
Reliability Engineering: A Life Cycle Approach Edgar Bradley Reliability Engineering - A Life Cycle Approach is based on the author's knowledge of systems and their problems from multiple industries, from sophisticated, first class installations to less sophisticated plants often operating under severe budget constraints and yet having to deliver first class availability. Taking a practical approach and drawing from the author's global academic and work experience, the text covers the basics of reliability engineering, from design through to operation and maintenance. Examples and problems are used to embed the theory, and case studies are integrated to convey real engineering experience and to increase the student's analytical skills. Additional subjects such as failure analysis, the management of the reliability function, systems engineering skills, project management requirements and basic financial management requirements are covered. Linear programming and financial analysis are presented in the context of justifying maintenance budgets and retrofits.
Print Length: 392 pages
Publisher: CRC Press (November 3, 2016)
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Stochastic Reliability and Maintenance Modeling
Stochastic Reliability and Maintenance Modeling Tadashi Dohi (Editor), Toshio Nakagawa (Editor) In honor of the work of Professor Shunji Osaki, Stochastic Reliability and Maintenance Modeling provides a comprehensive study of the legacy of and ongoing research in stochastic reliability and maintenance modeling. Including associated application areas such as dependable computing, performance evaluation, software engineering, communication engineering, distinguished researchers review and build on the contributions over the last four decades by Professor Shunji Osaki.
Fundamental yet significant research results are presented and discussed clearly alongside new ideas and topics on stochastic reliability and maintenance modeling to inspire future research. Across 15 chapters readers gain the knowledge and understanding to apply reliability and maintenance theory to computer and communication systems. Stochastic Reliability and Maintenance Modeling is ideal for graduate students and researchers in reliability engineering, and workers, managers and engineers engaged in computer, maintenance and management works.
Hardcover: 360 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2013 edition (April 19, 2013)
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The New Weibull Handbook: Reliability and Statistical Analysis for Predicting Life, Safety, Supportability, Risk, Cost and Warranty Claims
The New Weibull Handbook: Reliability and Statistical Analysis for Predicting Life, Safety, Supportability, Risk, Cost and Warranty Claims Dr. Robert Abernethy The fifth edition features new technology: goodness of fit; critical correlation coefficient, likelihood ratio and Anderson-Darling; Crow-AMSAA modeling; latest methods from the new IEC standards; life cycle costs; graphical repair analysis; useful life data analysis; methods for interval and grouped data.
Spiral-bound: 350 pages
Publisher: Dr. Robert Abernethy; 5th edition (November 1, 2006)
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The Weibull Analysis Handbook
The Weibull Analysis Handbook Bryan Dodson The purpose of this book is to provide practitioners with the tools necessary to utilize the Weibull distribution for modeling, analysis and problem solving. The book includes both basic and advanced concepts. The underlying theme of keeping the presentations simple was followed throughout the book. Thus, very little mathematical theory is presented. Step by step examples are used to illustrate each technique presented. Practitioners will find easy to follow roadmaps guiding them through every step of an analysis. Since most practitioners are more interested in results rather than how to perform calculations, the majority of roadmaps have been incorporated into a computer program contained on an accompanying disk (Windows 95 or later). In most cases, Microsoft Excel solutions to the examples are also included on an accompanying disk.
This second edition includes more explanation on the benefits and weaknesses of the competing methods for parameter estimation, and tips for which method to use in a given situation. A chapter has been added to address data sets with few or no failures. This chapter also includes a discussion of test design and an algorithm for financially optimizing durability tests.
Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press; 2nd edition (April 17, 2006)
Older Editions: 1st
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Fatigue testing and analysis of results
Fatigue testing and analysis of results Waloddi Weibull Covers fatigue testing methods, machines and equipment, bending, rotating bending, torsion, instruments and measuring devices, test specimens, factors affecting test results, planning of test programs and analysis of test results.
Hardcover: 305 pages
Publisher: Published for Advisory Group for Aeronautical Research and Development, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, by Pergamon Press; 1St Edition edition (1961)
Weibull's Original Paper: A Statistical Distribution Function of Wide Applicability
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Statistical Methods for Reliability Data
Statistical Methods for Reliability Data William Q. Meeker, Luis A. Escobar This volume presents state-of-the-art, computer-based statistical methods for reliability data analysis and test planning for industrial products. Statistical Methods for Reliability Data updates and improves established techniques as it demonstrates how to apply the new graphical, numerical, or simulation-based methods to a broad range of models encountered in reliability data analysis. It includes methods for planning reliability studies and analyzing degradation data, simulation methods used to complement large-sample asymptotic theory, general likelihood-based methods of handling arbitrarily censored data and truncated data, and more.
Hardcover: 712 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1st edition (July 24, 1998)
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How to Analyze Reliability Data
How to Analyze Reliability Data Wayne B. Nelson This volume presents modern methods for extracting information from life tests and field data. These methods can be successfully used on a great variety of products by many who have just a working knowledge of basic statistics.
Includes: life distributions and concepts; graphical analysis of life data; numerical analysis of life data; other topics such as comparisons with hypothesis tests, system reliability, maintainability, availability, and Bayesian methods.
Paperback: 54 pages
Publisher: American Society for Quality; illustrated edition edition (November 1983)
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Applied Life Data Analysis
Applied Life Data Analysis Wayne B. Nelson A practical guide to statistical methods for predicting product life and reliability, and comparing improvements in product manufacturing, design, and application. Describes the use of graphical methods, the method of maximum likelihood, censored data analysis, linear estimation, prediction methods, and methods for complete, singly censored, multiply censored, interval, and quantalresponse data. Techniques are illustrated with step-by-step, real-data numerical examples.
Paperback: 662 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1st edition (December 22, 2003)
Older Editions: 1982
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Recurrent Events Data Analysis for Product Repairs, Disease Recurrences, and Other Applications
Recurrent Events Data Analysis for Product Repairs, Disease Recurrences, and Other Applications Wayne B. Nelson Survival data consist of a single event for each population unit, namely, end of life, which is modeled with a life distribution. In contrast, many applications involve repeated-events data, where a unit may accumulate any number of events over time. Examples include the number and cost of repairs of products, the number and treatment costs of recurrent disease episodes in patients, and the number of childbirths to statisticians. This applied book provides practitioners with basic nonparametric methods for such data, particularly the plot of the estimate of the population mean cumulative function (MCF), which yields most of the information sought. Recurrent Events Data Analysis for Product Repairs, Disease Recurrences, and Other Applications is the first book to present a simple, unified theory that includes data on costs or other 'values' of discrete events, not just the number of events.
Paperback: 163 pages
Publisher: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (January 1, 1987)
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Analysis of Failure and Survival Data
Analysis of Failure and Survival Data Peter J. Smith Analysis of Failure and Survival Data is an essential textbook for graduate-level students of survival analysis and reliability and a valuable reference for practitioners. It focuses on the many techniques that appear in popular software packages, including plotting product-limit survival curves, hazard plots, and probability plots in the context of censored data. The author integrates S-Plus and Minitab output throughout the text, along with a variety of real data sets so readers can see how the theory and methods are applied. He also incorporates exercises in each chapter that provide valuable problem-solving experience.
In addition to all of this, the book also brings to light the most recent linear regression techniques. Most importantly, it includes a definitive account of the Buckley-James method for censored linear regression, found to be the best performing method when a Cox proportional hazards method is not appropriate.
Applying the theories of survival analysis and reliability requires more background and experience than students typically receive at the undergraduate level. Mastering the contents of this book will help prepare students to begin performing research in survival analysis and reliability and provide seasoned practitioners with a deeper understanding of the field.
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (February 26, 2002)
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Statistical Models in Engineering
Statistical Models in Engineering Gerald J. Hahn, Samuel S. Shapiro A detailed treatment on the use of statistical models representing physical phenomena. Considers the relevance of the popular normal distribution models and the applicability of exponential distribution in reliability problems. Introduces and discusses the use of alternate models such as gamma, beta and Weibull distributions. Features expansive coverage of system performance and describes an exact method known as the transformation of variables. Deals with techniques on assessing the adequacy of a chosen model including both graphical and analytical procedures. Contains scores of illustrative examples, most of which have been adapted from actual problems.
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience (April 1, 1994)
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Statistical Models and Methods for Lifetime Data
Statistical Models and Methods for Lifetime Data Joseph F. Lawless A unified treatment of models and statistical methods used in the analysis of lifetime or response time data. Draws together the most important, up-to-date methods used in engineering, medical and the biological sciences, including parametric, distribution-free, nonparametric, and graphical methods. Numerical illustrations and examples involving real data demonstrate the application of each method to problems in areas such as reliability, product performance evaluation, clinical trials, and experimentation in the biomedical sciences.
Hardcover: 596 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1st edition (January 22, 1982)
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Methods for Statistical Analysis of Reliability and Life Data
Methods for Statistical Analysis of Reliability and Life Data Nancy R. Mann, Ray E. Schafer, Nozer D. Singpurwalla Includes:
- Elements of probability theory
- Elements of statistical theory
- Statistical failure models
- Point and interval estimation procedures for lifetime distributions (failure models)
- Testing reliability hypotheses
- Goodness of fit, Monte Carlo, and distribution-free methods
- Bayes methods in reliability
- Accelerated life testing and related topics
- System reliability
Hardcover: 576 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 1974)
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Practical Nonparametric Statistics
Practical Nonparametric Statistics W. J. Conover Now in its Third Edition, this classic text and reference book, written by a well-known Wiley author, is intended mainly for one-semester advanced undergraduate and undergrad/graduate introductory courses in nonparametric (or distribution free) statistics. The book will also appeal to applied research workers as a quick reference to the most useful nonparametric methods.
Hardcover: 584 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 3rd edition (December 14, 1999)
Older Editions: 2nd
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Reliability Analysis and Prediction with Warranty Data: Issues, Strategies, and Methods
Reliability Analysis and Prediction with Warranty Data: Issues, Strategies, and Methods Bharatendra K. Rai, Nanua Singh Through simple, practical approaches, Reliability Analysis and Prediction with Warranty Data: Issues, Strategies, and Methods helps Six Sigma black belts and engineers successfully interpret warranty data to make accurate predictions. It discusses how to use this data to define and analyze field problems, provides guidelines for discovering the root causes for warranty cost reduction, and explores issues associated with warranty data and the approaches to overcome them.
The first part of the book presents an introduction to reliability analysis and prediction using warranty data and highlights the issues involved. The second section offers strategies and methods for obtaining component-level nonparametric hazard rate estimates that provide important clues toward probable root causes and that help reduce warranty costs. Focusing on the prediction of warranty performance, the final part deals with methodologies that assess the impact of changes in warranty limits and forecast warranty performance.
This user-friendly book shows how warranty data can support various levels of decision making to achieve reliable outcomes. Easily understood even for those with minimal statistical background, it includes objectives and summaries in each chapter to enable quick review of the topics.
Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (April 28, 2009)
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Warranty Data Collection and Analysis
Warranty Data Collection and Analysis Wallace R. Blischke, M. Rezaul Karim, D. N. Prabhakar Murthy Warranty Data Collection and Analysis deals with warranty data collection and analysis and the problems associated with these activities. The book is a both a research monograph and a handbook for practitioners. As a research monograph, it unifies the literature on warranty data collection and analysis, and presents the important results in an integrated manner. In the process, it highlights topics that require further research. As a handbook, it provides the essential methodology needed by practitioners involved with warranty data collection and analysis, along with extensive references to further results. Models and techniques needed for proper and effective analysis of data are included, together with guidelines for their use in warranty management, product improvement, and new product development.
Paperback: 592 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2011 edition (August 15, 2013)
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Extended Warranties, Maintenance Service and Lease Contracts: Modeling and Analysis for Decision-Making
Extended Warranties, Maintenance Service and Lease Contracts: Modeling and Analysis for Decision-Making Wallace R. Blischke, M. Rezaul Karim, D. N. Prabhakar Murthy Serving to unify the existing literature on extended warranties, maintenance service contracts and lease contracts, this book also presents a unique perspective on the topic focussed on cost analysis and decision-making from the perspectives of the parties involved.
Using a game theoretic approach together with mathematical modelling, results are presented in an integrated manner with key topics that require further research highlighted in order to serve as a starting point for researchers (engineers and statisticians) who are interested in doing further work in these areas.
Designed to assist practitioners (managers, engineers, applied statisticians) who are involved with extended warranties, maintenance service contracts and lease contracts, the book provides them with the models and techniques needed for proper cost analysis and effective decision-making,
The book is also suitable for use as a reference text in industrial engineering, applied statistics, operations research and management.
Hardcover: 399 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2014 edition (April 25, 2014)
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Warranty Management and Product Manufacture
Warranty Management and Product Manufacture D. N. Prabhakar Murthy (Author), Wallace R. Blischke The only recent book to cover "Stage 3" warranty management, linking strategic and operational aspects for manufactured products.
Shows how to make warranty management an effective tool for enhancing customer satisfaction.
Uses minimal mathematics and presents accounting and legal aspects of warranty management in an easily understandable style.
Written by two of the world's leading experts in warranty management.
Hardcover: 302 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2006 edition (August 3, 2005)
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Warranty Cost Analysis
Warranty Cost Analysis Wallace R. Blischke, M. Rezaul Karim, D. N. Prabhakar Murthy Warranty Data Collection and Analysis deals with warranty data collection and analysis and the problems associated with these activities. The book is a both a research monograph and a handbook for practitioners. As a research monograph, it unifies the literature on warranty data collection and analysis, and presents the important results in an integrated manner. In the process, it highlights topics that require further research. As a handbook, it provides the essential methodology needed by practitioners involved with warranty data collection and analysis, along with extensive references to further results. Models and techniques needed for proper and effective analysis of data are included, together with guidelines for their use in warranty management, product improvement, and new product development.
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: CRC Press (2019)
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Sequential Analysis
Sequential Analysis Abraham Wald In 1943, while in charge of Columbia University's Statistical Research Group, Abraham Wald devised Sequential Design, an innovative statistical inference system. Because the decision to terminate an experiment is not predetermined, sequential analysis can arrive at a decision much sooner and with substantially fewer observations than equally reliable test procedures based on a predetermined number of observations. The system's immense value was immediately recognized, and its use was restricted to wartime research and procedures. In 1945, it was released to the public and has since revolutionized many aspects of statistical practice.
This book is Professor Wald's own description of the system. Part I contains a discussion of the general theory of the sequential probability ratio test, with comparisons to traditional statistical inference systems. Part II discusses applications that illustrate the general theory and raise points of theoretical interest specific to these applications. Part III outlines a possible approach to the problem of sequential multi-valued decisions and estimation. All three sections can be understood by readers with only a background in college algebra and a first course in calculus. Mathematical derivations of somewhat intricate nature appear in the appendix.
Sequential Analysis offers statistical researchers a time and money-saving approach, introduces students to one of the major systems in contemporary use, and presents those already acquainted with the system with valuable background information.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (November 21, 2013)
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How to Analyze Data With Simple Plots
How to Analyze Data With Simple Plots Wayne B. Nelson This booklet from the ASQ Statistics Division Basic References in Quality Control series explains how to make various plots and interpret them. The plots include: histograms and probability plots for information on a distribution; crossplots for relationships between variables and for variables as a function of time; and hazard plots for product life data. These simple methods are carefully explained with business and engineering data. Basic knowledge of the normal and Weibull distributions is needed for some parts of this booklet.
Paperback: 38 pages
Publisher: American Society for Quality (December 1979)
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Next Generation HALT and HASS: Robust Design of Electronics and Systems
Next Generation HALT and HASS: Robust Design of Electronics and Systems Kirk A. Gray, John J. Paschkewitz Next Generation HALT and HASS presents a major paradigm shift from reliability prediction-based methods to discovery of electronic systems reliability risks. This is achieved by integrating highly accelerated life test (HALT) and highly accelerated stress screen (HASS) into a physics-of-failure-based robust product and process development methodology. The new methodologies challenge misleading and sometimes costly mis-application of probabilistic failure prediction methods (FPM) and provide a new deterministic map for reliability development. The authors clearly explain the new approach with a logical progression of problem statement and solutions.
The book helps engineers employ HALT and HASS by illustrating why the misleading assumptions used for FPM are invalid. Next, the application of HALT and HASS empirical discovery methods to quickly find unreliable elements in electronics systems gives readers practical insight to the techniques.
The physics of HALT and HASS methodologies are highlighted, illustrating how they uncover and isolate software failures due to hardware-software interactions in digital systems. The use of empirical operational stress limits for the development of future tools and reliability discriminators is described.
Key features:
- Provides a clear basis for moving from statistical reliability prediction models to practical methods of insuring and improving reliability.
- Challenges existing failure prediction methodologies by highlighting their limitations using real field data.
- Explains a practical approach to why and how HALT and HASS are applied to electronics and electromechanical systems.
- Presents opportunities to develop reliability test discriminators for prognostics using empirical stress limits.
- Guides engineers and managers on the benefits of the deterministic and more efficient methods of HALT and HASS.
- Integrates the empirical limit discovery methods of HALT and HASS into a physics of failure based robust product and process development process.
Hardcover: 296 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 23, 2016)
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HALT, HASS, and HASA Explained: Accelerated Reliability Techniques
HALT, HASS, and HASA Explained: Accelerated Reliability Techniques Harry W. McLean Readers will find all that is required to implement a successful accelerated reliability program in this groundbreaking book. It has been prepared with both novices and experts in mind. It has been written so that either can find information that will aid them in their quest to produce high-reliability products without getting bogged down in equations. HALT, a process for the ruggedization of preproduction products, and HASS, the production screen for the products once they have been characterized in HALT, are the primary focal points in this book. For those wishing to delve into more advanced topics, three versions of a production audit, HASA, are also included. These may be of interest to the high-volume producer or to those who wish to audit their overall production processes rather than to screen all of the products. Author Harry McLean shares the knowledge he has acquired in helping employers and clients manufacture products which far exceeded stated reliability expectations as soon as they were released into production. Many who are using these techniques are included in the world s top 50 electronic and electromechanical companies and have seen their market share climb from the dust in the rear of the pack to be the industry leader in a short time. Others have used HALT, HASS, and HASA techniques to increase warranty coverage for their products three times the industry norm and still reduce their overall warranty expense as well as to dramatically increase their market share. Others have used them to assist in the winning of the coveted Baldrige award.
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press; Revised edition (May 12, 2009)
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Accelerated Testing: Statistical Models, Test Plans, and Data Analysis
Accelerated Testing: Statistical Models, Test Plans, and Data Analysis Wayne B. Nelson A benchmark text in the field, Accelerated Testing: Statistical Models, Test Plans, and Data Analysis offers engineers, scientists, and statisticians a reliable resource on the effective use of accelerated life testing to measure and improve product reliability. From simple data plots to advanced computer programs, the text features a wealth of practical applications and a clear, readable style that makes even complicated physical and statistical concepts uniquely accessible. A detailed index adds to its value as a reference source.
Paperback: 624 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1st edition (September 21, 2004)
Older Editions: 1st
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Test Engineering: A Concise Guide to Cost-effective Design, Development and Manufacture
Test Engineering: A Concise Guide to Cost-effective Design, Development and Manufacture Patrick D. T. O'Connor Testing is the most expensive, time-consuming and difficult activity in the development of engineering products and systems. Many industrial testing practices are based upon traditional standards and procedures that fail to provide the optimum balance of assurance versus cost and time. Presenting a consistent philosophy of test engineering, this book is the first of its kind to describe the broad spectrum of modern methods and technologies.
This valuable reference will aid engineers who must manage and conduct the difficult and uncertain tasks of testing new designs and products. The unique and readable style makes this an indispensable text for all engineering students.
- A multi-disciplinary approach to test engineering including test economics and management.
- Practical, concise descriptions of the methods and technologies in modern mechanical, electronics and software testing, including accelerated test.
- Insights into the developing interface between modern design analysis methods and testing practice.
- An explanation of why products and systems fail, which testing methods are appropriate to each stage of the product life cycle and how testing can reduce failures.
- An overview of international testing regulations and standards.
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (June 22, 2001)
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Reliability and Life Testing Handbook, Vol. 1
Reliability and Life Testing Handbook, Vol. 1 Dimitri Kececioglu The first volume in a comprehensive two volume series provides a wealth of information, procedures, tests, and illustrations helping engineers analyze time-to-failure data to ensure greater reliability in the products they design. Volume I delivers must-have information on a variety of distributions including Chi-Square, Exponential, Normal, Lognormal, Weibull, Gamma, and others. Coverage goes on to include vital testing methods and procedures such as tests of comparison for the Weibull Distribution, a step-by-step method for goodness-of-fit analysis, sudden death testing, and more. An ideal reference for reliability, product assurance, and test engineers.
Hardcover: 960 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall (December 1992)
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Reliability and Life Testing Handbook, Vol. 2
Reliability and Life Testing Handbook, Vol. 2 Dimitri Kececioglu Includes the binomial tests of comparison and information on Accept-Reject Tests, the Sequential Probability Ratio Test, Bayesian MTBF and Reliability Demonstration Tests, as well as other important accelerated tests such as Arrhenius, Eyriing, Bazovsky, and Inverse Power Law.
Hardcover: 877 pages
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc.; Revised edition (May 15, 2002)
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Accelerated Testing: A Practitioner's Guide to Accelerated and Reliability Testing
Accelerated Testing: A Practitioner's Guide to Accelerated and Reliability Testing Harry Schwab, Bryan Dodson The application of accelerated testing theory is a difficult proposition, yet one that can result in considerable time and cost savings, as well as increasing a product's useful life. In Accelerated Testing: A Practitioner's Guide to Accelerated and Reliability Testing, readers are exposed to the latest, most practical knowledge available in this dynamic and important discipline. Authors Bryan Dodson and Harry Schwab draw on their considerable experience in the field to present comprehensive, insightful views in this book. Contents include: introduction and overview of accelerated and reliability testing fundamentals, models and equipment required for accelerated testing, numerous testing methods and real-world examples and an accompanying CD.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: SAE International (March 31, 2006)
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Accelerated Testing and Validation
Accelerated Testing and Validation Alex Porter Accelerated Testing and Validation Methods is a cross-disciplinary guide that describes testing and validation tools and techniques throughout the product development process. Alex Porter not only focuses on what information is needed but also on what tools can produce the information in a timely manner. From the information provided, engineers and managers can determine what data is needed from a test and validation program and then how to select the best, most effective methods for obtaining the data.
This book integrates testing and validation methods with a business perspective so readers can understand when, where, and how such methods can be economically justified. Testing and validation is about generating key information at the correct time so that sound business and engineering decisions can be made. Rather than simply describing various testing and validation techniques, the author offers readers guidance on how to select the best tools for a particular need, explains the appropriateness of different techniques to various situations and shows how to deploy them to ensure the desired information is accurately gathered.
- Emphasizes developing a strategy for testing and validation
- Companion website includes example spreadsheets, program source code, case studies, video clips and much more
- Teaches how to design a testing and validation program that deliver information in a timely and cost-effective manner
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Newnes (June 18, 2004)
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Accelerated Reliability and Durability Testing Technology
Accelerated Reliability and Durability Testing Technology Lev M. Klyatis This book provides engineers with the techniques and tools they need to use accelerated reliability testing (ART) and accelerated durability testing (ADT) as key factors to accurately predict a product's quality, reliability, durability, and maintainability during a given time, such as service life or warranty period. It covers new ideas and offers a unique approach to accurate simulation and integration of field inputs, safety, and human factors, as well as accelerated product development, as components of interdisciplinary systems engineering.
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (January 11, 2012)
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HALT and HASS, Accelerated Reliability Engineering
HALT and HASS, Accelerated Reliability Engineering Gregg K. Hobbs Discusses HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Tests) and HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screens) which were conceived by the author. Provides coverage of the methods and engineering principles behind this approach.
Paperback: 229 pages
Publisher: Hobbs Engineering Corporation (2005)
Older Editions: 1st
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Design of Experiments (DOE)
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Design and Analysis of Experiments
Design and Analysis of Experiments Douglas C. Montgomery The eighth edition of this best selling text continues to help senior and graduate students in engineering, business, and statistics-as well as working practitioners-to design and analyze experiments for improving the quality, efficiency and performance of working systems.
The eighth edition of Design and Analysis of Experiments maintains its comprehensive coverage by including: new examples, exercises, and problems (including in the areas of biochemistry and biotechnology); new topics and problems in the area of response surface; new topics in nested and split-plot design; and the residual maximum likelihood method is now emphasized throughout the book.
Continuing to place a strong focus on the use of the computer, this edition includes software examples taken from the four most dominant programs in the field: Design-Expert, Minitab, JMP, and SAS.
Hardcover: 752 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 8 edition (April 10, 2012)
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DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation
DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation Mark J. Anderson The book explains simple methods for collecting and displaying data and presents comparative experiments for testing hypotheses. Discussing how to block the sources of variation from your analysis, it looks at two-level factorial designs and covers analysis of variance. It also details a four-step planning process for designing and executing experiments that takes statistical power into consideration.This edition includes a major revision of the software that accompanies the book (via download) and sets the stage for introducing experiment designs where the randomization of one or more hard-to-change factors can be restricted. Along these lines, it includes a new chapter on split plots and adds coverage of a number of recent developments in the design and analysis of experiments.Readers have access to case studies, problems, practice experiments, a glossary of terms, and a glossary of statistical symbols, as well as a series of dynamic online lectures that cover the first several chapters of the book.
Hardcover: 252 pages
Publisher: Productivity Press; 3 edition (August 15, 2017)
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Optimal Design of Experiments: A Case Study Approach
Optimal Design of Experiments: A Case Study Approach Peter Goos, Bradley Jones This book demonstrates the utility of the computer-aided optimal design approach using real industrial examples. These examples address questions such as the following:
- How can I do screening inexpensively if I have dozens of factors to investigate?
- What can I do if I have day-to-day variability and I can only perform 3 runs a day?
- How can I do RSM cost effectively if I have categorical factors?
- How can I design and analyze experiments when there is a factor that can only be changed a few times over the study?
- How can I include both ingredients in a mixture and processing factors in the same study?
- How can I design an experiment if there are many factor combinations that are impossible to run?
- How can I make sure that a time trend due to warming up of equipment does not affect the conclusions from a study?
- How can I take into account batch information in when designing experiments involving multiple batches?
- How can I add runs to a botched experiment to resolve ambiguities?
While answering these questions the book also shows how to evaluate and compare designs. This allows researchers to make sensible trade-offs between the cost of experimentation and the amount of information they obtain.
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 15, 2011)
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Applied Linear Statistical Models
Applied Linear Statistical Models Michael H. Kutner, John Neter, Christopher J. Nachtsheim, William Li There are two approaches to undergraduate and graduate courses in linear statistical models and experimental design in applied statistics. One is a two-term sequence focusing on regression followed by ANOVA/Experimental design. Applied Linear Statistical Models serves that market. It is offered in business, economics, statistics, industrial engineering, public health, medicine, and psychology departments in four-year colleges and universities, and graduate schools. Applied Linear Statistical Models is the leading text in the market. It is noted for its quality and clarity, and its authorship is first-rate. The approach used in the text is an applied one, with an emphasis on understanding of concepts and exposition by means of examples. Sufficient theoretical foundations are provided so that applications of regression analysis can be carried out comfortably. The fourth edition has been updated to keep it current with important new developments in regression analysis.
Paperback: 1394 pages
Publisher: Mc Graw Hill India; 5ed edition (2013)
Older Editions: 2004, 1996, 1990, 1985
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Statistics for Experimenters: An Introduction to Design, Data Analysis, and Model Building
Statistics for Experimenters: An Introduction to Design, Data Analysis, and Model Building George E.P. Box, William G. Hunter, J. Stuart Hunter This fresh approach to statistics focuses on applications in the physical, engineering, biological, and social sciences. From the beginning it source of ideas is the scientific method itself and the need of the investigator to make his research as effective as possible through proper choice and conduct of experiments and appropriate analysis of data. While the book is unusual in the attention given to the scientific philosophy, it requires only elementary mathematics.
Material is presented with the non-statistician in mind. After a problem is stated, appropriate statistical methods of design and analysis are discussed. And frequently, examples are presented for which standard mathematical assumptions are wrong, thus forcing the reader's attention onto the essential precautions necessary in the conduct of the experiment to ensure valid conclusions.
In addition to many worked examples in the text, there are frequent exercises (with answers) throughout the book. There are also questions at the end of each chapter (for purposes of preview and review) and numerous problems at the end of each part of the book.
Box, Hunter, and Hunter-all statistical practitioners themselves-provide scientists and engineers with a lucid introduction to the basic statistical methods needed for research. In the last part of the book, advanced topics, selected for their special interest to scientific investigators, are introduced in readily understood language. These include time series analysis, response surface methods, regression analysis, study of error transmission, and mechanistic model-building.
Hardcover: 653 pages
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (1978)
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Student Solutions Manual Design and Analysis of Experiments, 8e Student Solutions Manual
Student Solutions Manual Design and Analysis of Experiments, 8e Student Solutions Manual Douglas C. Montgomery, Lisa Custer, Daniel R. McCarville The eighth edition of "Design and Analysis of Experiments" continues to provide extensive and in-depth information on engineering, business, and statistics-as well as informative ways to help readers design and analyze experiments for improving the quality, efficiency and performance of working systems. Furthermore, the text maintains its comprehensive coverage by including: new examples, exercises, and problems (including in the areas of biochemistry and biotechnology); new topics and problems in the area of response surface; new topics in nested and split-plot design; and the residual maximum likelihood method is now emphasized throughout the book.
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 8 edition (August 28, 2012)
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Introduction to Design and Analysis of Experiments
Introduction to Design and Analysis of Experiments George W. Cobb Introduction to Design and Analysis of Experiments explains how to choose sound and suitable design structures and engages students in understanding the interpretive and constructive natures of data analysis and experimental design. Cobb's approach allows students to build a deep understanding of statistical concepts over time as they analyze and design experiments. The field of statistics is presented as a matrix, rather than a hierarchy, of related concepts. Developed over years of classroom use, this text can be used as an introduction to statistics emphasizing experimental design or as an elementary graduate survey course.
Paperback: 832 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (June 10, 2008)
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Design of Experiments with MINITAB
Design of Experiments with MINITAB Paul G. Mathews Contents: Graphical presentation of data; inferential statistics, DOE language and concepts, experiments for one-way classifications, experiments for multi-way classifications, advanced ANOVA topics, linear regression, two-level factorial experiments, fractional factorial experiments and response-surface experiments.
Hardcover: 499 pages
Publisher: Amer Society for Quality (October 31, 2004)
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Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists
Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists Jiju Antony The tools and technique used in the Design of Experiments (DOE) have been proved successful in meeting the challenge of continuous improvement over the last 15 years. However, research has shown that applications of these techniques in small and medium-sized manufacturing companies are limited due to a lack of statistical knowledge required for their effective implementation. Although many books have been written in this subject, they are mainly by statisticians, for statisticians and not appropriate for engineers.
Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists overcomes the problem of statistics by taking a unique approach using graphical tools. The same outcomes and conclusions are reached as by those using statistical methods and readers will find the concepts in this book both familiar and easy to understand. The book treats Planning, Communication, Engineering, Teamwork and Statistical Skills in separate chapters and then combines these skills through the use of many industrial case studies. Design of Experiments forms part of the suite of tools used in Six Sigma.
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Butterworth Heinemann; 1st edition (November 7, 2003)
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Reliability Improvement with Design of Experiment
Reliability Improvement with Design of Experiment Lloyd Condra A guide to implementing and operating a practical reliability program using carefully designed experiments to provide information quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. It emphasizes real world solutions to daily problems. The second edition contains a special expanded section demonstrating how to combine accelerated testing with design of experiments for immediate improvement.
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (April 19, 2001)
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Simulation
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Simulation with Arena
Simulation with Arena W. David Kelton, Randall P. Sadowski, Nancy B. Zupick Simulation with Arena provides a comprehensive treatment of simulation using industry-standard Arena software. The textbook begins by having the reader develop simple high-level models, and then progresses to advanced modeling and analysis. Statistical design and analysis of simulation experiments is integrated with the modeling chapters, reflecting the importance of mathematical modeling of these activities. An informal, tutorial writing style is used to aid the beginner in fully understanding the ideas and topics presented. The academic version of Arena and example files are also available through the book's website.
Hardcover: 656 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 6th edition (January 24, 2014)
Video: Author Interview
W. David Kelton Website
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Discrete-Event System Simulation
Discrete-Event System Simulation Jerry Banks, John S. Carson II, Barry L. Nelson, David M. Nicol Discrete Event System Simulation is ideal for junior- and senior-level simulation courses in engineering, business, or computer science. It is also a useful reference for professionals in operations research, management science, industrial engineering, and information science.
Paperback: 640 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 5th edition (July 6, 2009)
Video: Why Good Simulations Go Bad
Video: Exploiting Uncertainty and Error to Accelerate Simulations
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Simulation Modeling and Analysis
Simulation Modeling and Analysis Averill M. Law Simulation Modeling and Analysis provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, and technically correct treatment of all important aspects of a simulation study. The book strives to make this material understandable by the use of intuition and numerous figures, examples, and problems. It is equally well suited for use in university courses, simulation practice, and self-study. The book is widely regarded as the "bible" of simulation and now has more than 155,000 copies in print, and has been cited more than 14,000 times. This textbook can serve as the primary text for a variety of courses.
Hardcover: 800 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 5th edition (January 22, 2014)
Book Website
Video: Author Interview
Video: Design of Experiments for Simulation Modeling
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Device Reliability
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Reliability and Failure of Electronic Materials and Devices
Reliability and Failure of Electronic Materials and Devices Milton Ohring, Lucian Kasprzak Reliability and Failure of Electronic Materials and Devices is a well-established and well-regarded reference work offering unique, single-source coverage of most major topics related to the performance and failure of materials used in electronic devices and electronics packaging. With a focus on statistically predicting failure and product yields, this book can help the design engineer, manufacturing engineer, and quality control engineer all better understand the common mechanisms that lead to electronics materials failures, including dielectric breakdown, hot-electron effects, and radiation damage. This new edition adds cutting-edge knowledge gained both in research labs and on the manufacturing floor, with new sections on plastics and other new packaging materials, new testing procedures, and new coverage of MEMS devices.
Covers all major types of electronics materials degradation and their causes, including dielectric breakdown, hot-electron effects, electrostatic discharge, corrosion, and failure of contacts and solder joints.
- New updated sections on "failure physics," on mass transport-induced failure in copper and low-k dielectrics, and on reliability of lead-free/reduced-lead solder connections.
- New chapter on testing procedures, sample handling and sample selection, and experimental design.
- Coverage of new packaging materials, including plastics and composites.
Hardcover: 758 pages
Publisher: Academic Press; 2nd edition (November 4, 2014)
Older Editions: 1st
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Printed Circuits Handbook
Printed Circuits Handbook Clyde F. Coombs, Jr., Happy T. Holden The new edition of this essential guide provides time-saving tools for success in the area of printed circuit supply chain management, including an entire new section on the elements of design, supplier identification and qualification, process control, product acceptance processes, and quality and reliability specification and assurance. Written by a team of experts from around the world, this encyclopedic resource has been thoroughly revised and expanded to include the latest printed circuit tools and technologies - from design to fabrication. Hundreds of illustrations and charts demonstrate key concepts, and valuable tables provide quick and easy access to essential information.
This new edition of the most trusted guide to printed circuits includes:
- Introduction to Printed Circuits
- Supply Chain Management
- Lead-Free Materials and Processes
- Engineering and Design of Printed Circuits
- Base Materials for All Applications
- Fabrication Processes
- High Density Interconnection
- Bare Board Testing
- Assembly Processes
- Soldering Materials and Processes
- Non-Solder Interconnection
- Quality Specification and Assessment
- Reliability Prediction and Assessment
- Assembly Testing
- Repair and Rework
- Flexible Circuits
Hardcover: 1648 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 7 edition (March 9, 2016)
Older Editions: 2007, 2001, 1995, 1988
Video: Author Interview
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Reliability of Electronic Components: A Practical Guide to Electronic Systems Manufacturing
Reliability of Electronic Components: A Practical Guide to Electronic Systems Manufacturing Titu I. Bajenescu, Marius I. Bazu The objective of this book is to better understand why components fail, addressing the needs of engineers who will apply reliability principles in design, manufacture, testing, and field service. It so contributes to new approaches and the development of electronic and telecommunications component reliability. As a reference source, it summarizes the knowledge on failure modes, degradation and mechanisms, including a survey of accelerated testing, achieving better reliability, total quality topics, screening tests and prediction methods. A detailed index, a glossary, acronym lists, reliability dictionaries and a rich specific bibliography round the benefit offered by the book. The technical level suites to senior and graduate students, as well as to experts and managers in industries.
Hardcover: 509 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (May 28, 1999)
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Component Reliability for Electronic Systems
Component Reliability for Electronic Systems Titu-Marius I. Bajenescu, Marius I Bazu The main reason for the premature breakdown of todays electronic products (computers, cars, tools, appliances, etc.) is the failure of the components used to build these products. Today professionals are looking for effective ways to minimize the degradation of electronic components to help ensure longer-lasting, more technically sound products and systems. This practical book offers engineers specific guidance on how to design more reliable components and build more reliable electronic systems. Professionals learn how to optimize a virtual component prototype, accurately monitor product reliability during the entire production process, and add the burn-in and selection procedures that are the most appropriate for the intended applications. Moreover, the book helps system designers ensure that all components are correctly applied, margins are adequate, wear-out failure modes are prevented during the expected duration of life, and system interfaces cannot lead to failure.
Hardcover: 685 pages
Publisher: Artech House Publishers (October 1, 2009)
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Factors Governing Tin Whisker Growth
Factors Governing Tin Whisker Growth Erika R. Crandall Tin (Sn) whiskers are electrically conductive, single crystal eruptions that grow from Sn film surfaces. Their high aspect ratio presents reliability problems for the electronics industry due to bridging and metal arcing, leading to malfunctions and catastrophic failures in many electronic systems (including satellite and defense sectors). Due to legislation in the EU, Japan, and the U.S., mandating a gradual shift from lead (Pb)-based to lead-free solders and board finishes, there has been a reemergence of Sn whiskers. Continuing reports of Sn whisker induced failures coupled with the lack of an industry-accepted understanding of whisker growth and/or test methods to identify whisker prone products has made pure/high Sn substitutes a risky proposition in high reliability systems.
This thesis is designed to clarify and control the fundamental mechanisms that govern whisker formation. The research focuses on reproducible "laboratory" created whiskers under a variety of rigorously controlled environmental factors such as film thickness, film stress, substrate material, gas environment, and humidity exposure, which are known to play a significant role in whisker production. The ultimate question of how to impede and/or prevent whisker growth is also addressed and shows that whisker prevention is possible via hard metal capping films, which are impenetrable by whiskers.
Hardcover: 136 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2013 edition (August 15, 2013)
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Solder Joint Reliability Assessment: Finite Element Simulation Methodology
Solder Joint Reliability Assessment: Finite Element Simulation Methodology Mohd N. Tamin, Norhashimah M. Shaffiar This book presents a systematic approach in performing reliability assessment of solder joints using Finite Element (FE) simulation. Essential requirements for FE modelling of an electronic package or a single reflowed solder joint subjected to reliability test conditions are elaborated. These cover assumptions considered for a simplified physical model, FE model geometry development, constitutive models for solder joints and aspects of FE model validation. Fundamentals of the mechanics of solder material are adequately reviewed in relation to FE formulations. Concept of damage is introduced along with deliberation of cohesive zone model and continuum damage model for simulation of solder/intermetalic compound (IMC) interface and bulk solder joint failure, respectively. Applications of the deliberated methodology to selected problems in assessing reliability of solder joints are demonstrated. These industry-defined research-based problems include solder reflow cooling, temperature cycling and mechanical fatigue of a ball grid array (BGA) package, Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) board-level drop test and mechanisms of solder joint fatigue. Emphasis is placed on accurate quantitative assessment of solder joint reliability through basic understanding of the mechanics of materials as interpreted from results of FE simulations. The FE simulation methodology is readily applicable to numerous other problems in mechanics of materials and structures.
Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: Springer; Softcover reprint of the original 1st edition, 2014 edition (September 3, 2016)
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Materials and Failures in MEMS and NEMS
Materials and Failures in MEMS and NEMS Atul Tiwari (Editor), Baldev Raj (Editor) The fabrication of MEMS has been predominately achieved by etching the polysilicon material. However, new materials are in large demands that could overcome the hurdles in fabrication or manufacturing process. Although, an enormous amount of work being accomplished in the area, most of the information is treated as confidential or privileged. It is extremely hard to find the meaningful information for the new or related developments. This book is a collection of chapters written by experts in MEMS and NEMS technology. Chapters are contributed on the development of new MEMS and NEMS materials as well as on the properties of these devices. Important properties such as residual stresses and buckling behavior in the devices are discussed as separate chapters. Various models have been included in the chapters that studies the mode and mechanism of failure of the MEMS and NEMS.
This book is meant for the graduate students, research scholars and engineers who are involved in the research and developments of advanced MEMS and NEMS for a wide variety of applications. Critical information has been included for the readers that will help them in gaining precise control over dimensional stability, quality, reliability, productivity and maintenance in MEMS and NEMS. No such book is available in the market that addresses the developments and failures in these advanced devices.
Print Length: 432 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Scrivener; 1st edition (September 11, 2015)
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Power System Reliability
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Electric Power Distribution Reliability
Electric Power Distribution Reliability Richard E. Brown Due to its high impact on the cost of electricity and its direct correlation with customer satisfaction, distribution reliability continues to be one of the most important topics in the electric power industry. Continuing in the unique tradition of the bestselling first edition, Electric Power Distribution Reliability, Second Edition consolidates all pertinent topics on electric power distribution into one comprehensive volume balancing theory, practical knowledge, and real world applications.
Updated and expanded with new information on benchmarking, system hardening, underground conversion, and aging infrastructure, this timely reference enables you to:
- Manage aging infrastructure
- Harden electric power distribution systems
- Avoid common benchmarking pitfalls
- Apply effective risk management
The electric power industry will continue to make distribution system reliability and customer-level reliability a top priority. Presenting a wealth of useful knowledge, Electric Power Distribution Reliability, Second Edition remains the only book that is completely dedicated to this important topic.
Hardcover: 504 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (September 9, 2008)
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Power Distribution System Reliability: Practical Methods and Applications
Power Distribution System Reliability: Practical Methods and Applications Ali A. Chowdhury, Don O. Koval A practical, hands-on approach to power distribution system reliability. As power distribution systems age, the frequency and duration of consumer interruptions will increase significantly. Now more than ever, it is crucial for students and professionals in the electrical power industries to have a solid understanding of designing the reliable and cost-effective utility, industrial, and commercial power distribution systems needed to maintain life activities (e.g., computers, lighting, heating, cooling, etc.).
This books fills the void in the literature by providing readers with everything they need to know to make the best design decisions for new and existing power distribution systems, as well as to make quantitative "cost vs. reliability" trade-off studies.
Hardcover: 560 pages
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press; 1st edition (March 30, 2009)
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Reliability Evaluation of Power Systems
Reliability Evaluation of Power Systems Roy Billinton, Ronald N. Allan This book is a sequel to Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems: Concepts and Techniques, written by the same authors and published by Pitman Books in January 1983. As a sequel, this book is intended to be considered and read as the second of two volumes rather than as a text that stands on its own. For this reason, readers who are not familiar with basic reliability modeling and evaluation should either first read the companion volume or, at least, read the two volumes side by side. Those who are already familiar with the basic concepts and only require an extension of their knowledge into the power system problem area should be able to understand the present text with little or no reference to the earlier work. In order to assist readers, the present book refers frequently to the first volume at relevant points, citing it simply as Engineering Systems.
Hardcover: 514 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1996 edition (August 31, 1996)
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Reliability Assessment of Electric Power Systems Using Monte Carlo Methods
Reliability Assessment of Electric Power Systems Using Monte Carlo Methods Roy Billinton, Wenyuan Li The application of quantitative reliability evaluation in electric power systems has now evolved to the point at which most utilities use these techniques in one or more areas of their planning, design, and operation. Most of the techniques in use are based on analytical models and resulting analytical evaluation procedures. Improvements in and availability of high-speed digital computers have created the opportunity to analyze many of these problems using stochastic simulation methods and over the last decade there has been increased interest in and use made of Monte Carlo simulation in quantitative power system reliability assessment. Monte Carlo simulation is not a new concept and recorded applications have existed for at least 50 years. However, localized high-speed computers with large-capacity storage have made Monte Carlo simulation an available and sometimes preferable option for many power system reliability applications. Monte Carlo simulation is also an integral part of a modern undergraduate or graduate course on reliability evaluation of general engineering systems or specialized areas such as electric power systems. It is hoped that this textbook will help formalize the many existing applications of Monte Carlo simulation and assist in their integration in teaching programs. This book presents the basic concepts associated with Monte Carlo simulation.
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1994 edition (November 30, 1994)
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Electricity Reliability in the United States: Select Research
Electricity Reliability in the United States: Select Research Emmanuel Martinez (Editor) Since the 1960s, the U.S. electric power system has experienced a major blackout about once every 10 years. Each has been a vivid reminder of the importance society places on the continuous availability of electricity and has led to calls for changes to enhance reliability. At the root of these calls are judgements about what reliability is worth and how much should be paid to ensure it. In principle, comprehensive information on the actual reliability of the electric power system and on how proposed changes would affect reliability ought to help inform these judgements. Yet, comprehensive, national-scale information on the reliability of the U.S. electric power system is lacking. This book helps to address this gap by assessing trends in U.S. electricity reliability based on information reported by electric utilities on power interruptions experienced by their customers.
- An Examination of Temporal Trends in Electricity Reliability Based on Reports from U.S. Electric Utilities, Joseph H. Eto, Kristina Hamachi LaCommare, Peter Larsen, Annika Todd, Emily Fisher) pp. 1-58.
- Understanding Bulk Power Reliability: The Importance of Good Data and a Critical Review of Existing Sources, (Emily Fisher, Joseph H. Eto, Kristina Hamachi LaCommare, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) pp. 59-80
- Tracking the Reliability of the U.S. Electric Power System: An Assessment of Publicly Available Information Reported to State Public Utility Commissions, (Joseph H. Eto, Kristina Hamachi LaCommare, Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) pp. 81-126
- Weather-Related Power Outages and Electric System Resiliency, (Richard J. Campbell, CRS) pp. 127-148
Hardcover: 154 pages
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc (June 5, 2013)
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Failure Analysis
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How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic
How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic Michael Jay Geier Repair all kinds of electrical products, from modern digital gadgets to analog antiques, with help from this updated book. How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic, Second Edition, offers expert insights, case studies, and step-by-step instruction from a lifelong electronics guru. Discover how to assemble your workbench, use the latest test equipment, zero in on and replace dead components, and handle reassembly. Instructions for specific devices, including stereos, MP3 players, digital cameras, flat-panel TVs, laptops, headsets, and mobile devices are also included in this do-it-yourself guide.
- Understand how electrical components work and why they fail
- Perform preliminary diagnoses based on symptoms
- Use test equipment, including digital multimeters, ESR meters, frequency counters, and oscilloscopes
- Interpret block, schematic, and pictorial diagrams
- Disassemble products and identify sections
- Analyze circuits, locate faults, and replace dead parts
- Re-establish connections and reassemble devices
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB; 2nd edition (October 22, 2015)
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Root Cause Analysis: The Core of Problem Solving and Corrective Action
Root Cause Analysis: The Core of Problem Solving and Corrective Action Duke Okes This book provides detailed steps for how to solve problems, focusing more heavily on the analytical process involved in finding the actual causes of problems. It does so using a large number of figures, diagrams, and tools useful for helping make our thinking visible. The primary focus is on solving repetitive problems, rather than performing investigations for major incidents/accidents. Most of the terminology used is everyday language and can therefore also be used for applications in their personal lives. Many of the examples will involve situations with which the reader will likely be familiar. The focus of the book not on statistics but instead on the logic of finding causes.
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press (March 10, 2009)
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Root Cause Analysis: Simplified Tools and Techniques
Root Cause Analysis: Simplified Tools and Techniques Bjorn Andersen and Tom Fagerhaug This updated and expanded edition discusses many different tools for root cause analysis and presents them in an easy-to-follow structure: a general description of the tool, its purpose and typical applications, the procedure when using it, an example of its use, a checklist to help you make sure if is applied properly, and different forms and templates (that can also be found on an accompanying CD-ROM). The examples used are general enough to apply to any industry or market. The layout of the book has been designed to help speed your learning. Throughout, the authors have split the pages into two halves: the top half presents key concepts using brief language - almost keywords - and the bottom half uses examples to help explain those concepts. A roadmap in the margin of every page simplifies navigating the book and searching for specific topics. The book is suited for employees and managers at any organizational level in any type of industry, including service, manufacturing, and the public sector. Contents: Chapter 1 Practical Problem Solving Chapter 2 Root Cause Analysis Chapter 3 Tools for Problem Understanding Chapter 4 Tools for Problem Cause Brainstorming Chapter 5 Tools for Problem Cause Data Collection Chapter 6 Tools for Problem Cause Data Analysis Chapter 7 Tools for Root Cause Identification Chapter 8 Tools for Root Cause Elimination Chapter 9 Tools for Solution Implementation Chapter 10 How to Select the Right Tool Chapter 11 Example Cases Further
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press; 2nd edition (June 15, 2006)
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Root Cause Analysis Handbook: A Guide to Efficient and Effective Incident Investigation
Root Cause Analysis Handbook: A Guide to Efficient and Effective Incident Investigation Lee N. Vanden Heuvel, Donald K. Lorenzo, Randal L. Montgomery, Walter E. Hanson, James R. Rooney Root Cause Analysis Handbook: A Guide to Effective Incident Investigation is a powerful tool that gives you a detailed step-by-step process for learning from experience. It includes step-by-step instructions, checklists, and forms for performing an analysis and enables users to effectively incorporate the methodology and apply it to a variety of situations. Using the structured techniques in the Root Cause Analysis Handbook, you will:
Understand why root causes are important.
Identify and define inherent problems.
Collect data for problem-solving.
Analyze data for root causes.
Generate practical recommendations.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Rothstein Associates Inc.; 3 edition (July 7, 2008)
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Failure Analysis: A Practical Guide for Manufacturers of Electronic Components and Systems
Failure Analysis: A Practical Guide for Manufacturers of Electronic Components and Systems Marius Bazu, Titu Bajenescu Reliability engineers need practical orientation around the complex procedures involved in failure analysis. This guide acts as a tool for all advanced techniques, their benefits and vital aspects of their use in a reliability program. Using twelve complex case studies, the authors explain why failure analysis should be used with electronic components, when implementation is appropriate and methods for its successful use.
This practical yet comprehensive reference is useful for manufacturers and engineers involved in the design, fabrication and testing of electronic components, devices, ICs and electronic systems, as well as for users of components in complex systems wanting to discover the roots of the reliability flaws for their products.
Hardcover: 340 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (April 25, 2011)
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Failure Analysis Made Simple: Bearings and Gears
Failure Analysis Made Simple: Bearings and Gears P.E. Neville W. Sachs This book is a guide to the basic failure analysis of gears and bearings that can be used by almost everyone involved with machinery maintenance. It describes how the pieces function and the likely failure causes. Then gives outlined steps as to how the physical sources of most, certainly over 80%, of all mechanical failures can be solved in the field with a careful inspection.
Hardcover: 92 pages
Publisher: Reliabilityweb.com (July 17, 2015)
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Electronic Failure Analysis Handbook
Electronic Failure Analysis Handbook Perry L. Martin The Electronic Failure Analysis Handbook, you'll find top-to-bottom coverage of this rapidly developing field, encompassing breakthrough techniques and technologies for both components and systems reliability testing, performance evaluation, and liability avoidance. Absolutely essential to anyone concerned with electronic product development and testing, the Electronic Failure Analysis Handbook gives you ready-to-use, insider information on:
- state-of-the-art EFA techniques;
- the how's and why's of electronic failures;
- failure prediction;-
- warranty cost control;
- liability-costs and other issues.
Hardcover: 520 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1st edition (February 28, 1999)
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Bayesian Analysis
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Bayes' Rule: A Tutorial Introduction to Bayesian Analysis
Bayes' Rule: A Tutorial Introduction to Bayesian Analysis James V Stone Discovered by an 18th century mathematician and preacher, Bayes' rule is a cornerstone of modern probability theory. In this richly illustrated book, a range of accessible examples is used to show how Bayes' rule is actually a natural consequence of common sense reasoning. Bayes' rule is then derived using intuitive graphical representations of probability, and Bayesian analysis is applied to parameter estimation. As an aid to understanding, online computer code (in MatLab, Python and R) reproduces key numerical results and diagrams. The tutorial style of writing, combined with a comprehensive glossary, makes this an ideal primer for novices who wish to become familiar with the basic principles of Bayesian analysis.
Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: Sebtel Press (June 4, 2013)
Other Versions: Bayes' Rule With MatLab, Bayes' Rule With Python, Bayes' Rule With R
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Bayesian Data Analysis
Bayesian Data Analysis Andrew Gelman, John B. Carlin, Hal S. Stern, David B. Dunson, Aki Vehtari, Donald B. Rubin Now in its third edition, this classic book is widely considered the leading text on Bayesian methods, lauded for its accessible, practical approach to analyzing data and solving research problems. Bayesian Data Analysis, Third Edition continues to take an applied approach to analysis using up-to-date Bayesian methods. The authors all leaders in the statistics community introduce basic concepts from a data analytic perspective before presenting advanced methods. Throughout the text, numerous worked examples drawn from real applications and research emphasize the use of Bayesian inference in practice. New to the Third Edition:
Four new chapters on nonparametric modeling
Coverage of weakly informative priors and boundary-avoiding priors
Updated discussion of cross-validation and predictive information criteria
Improved convergence monitoring and effective sample size calculations for iterative simulation
Presentations of Hamiltonian Monte Carlo, variational Bayes, and expectation propagation
New and revised software code
Hardcover: 776 pages
Publisher: Academic Press; 2nd edition (November 17, 2014)
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Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan
Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan Richard McElreath Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan builds readers' knowledge of and confidence in statistical modeling. Reflecting the need for even minor programming in today's model-based statistics, the book pushes readers to perform step-by-step calculations that are usually automated. This unique computational approach ensures that readers understand enough of the details to make reasonable choices and interpretations in their own modeling work.
The text presents generalized linear multilevel models from a Bayesian perspective, relying on a simple logical interpretation of Bayesian probability and maximum entropy. It covers from the basics of regression to multilevel models. The author also discusses measurement error, missing data, and Gaussian process models for spatial and network autocorrelation.
By using complete R code examples throughout, this book provides a practical foundation for performing statistical inference. Designed for both PhD students and seasoned professionals in the natural and social sciences, it prepares them for more advanced or specialized statistical modeling.
Web Resource: The book is accompanied by an R package (rethinking) that is available on the author's website and GitHub. The two core functions (map and map2stan) of this package allow a variety of statistical models to be constructed from standard model formulas.
Hardcover: 487 pages
Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC (December 21, 2015)
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Doing Bayesian Data Analysis: A Tutorial with R, JAGS, and Stan
Doing Bayesian Data Analysis: A Tutorial with R, JAGS, and Stan John K. Kruschke The book begins with the basics, including essential concepts of probability and random sampling, and gradually progresses to advanced hierarchical modeling methods for realistic data. Included are step-by-step instructions on how to conduct Bayesian data analyses in the popular and free software R and WinBugs. New to this Edition (partial list): new programs in JAGS and Stan (there are now compact high-level scripts that make it easy to run the programs on your own data sets); new introductory material regarding the basic ideas of how Bayesian inference re-allocates credibility across possibilities; new chapters on the programming languages R, JAGS, and Stan; explanation of the concepts of Hamiltonian Monte Carlo; new emphasis on how Bayes' rule re-allocates credibility across parameter values from prior to posterior; Metropolis algorithm; Gibbs sampling; MCMC methods; hierarchical models; null hypothesis significance testing; Bayesian approaches to null value assessment; region of practical equivalence (ROPE); Savage-Dickey method; statistical power and sample size; sequential testing; generalized linear model; comparing two groups, along with explicit estimates of effect size; regression on a single metric predictor; quadratic trend; multiple linear regression; Bayesian variable; one-factor ANOVA-like analysis; logistic regression; multinomial logistic regression; ordinal data; examples with R programming language and JAGS software; comprehensive coverage of all scenarios addressed by non-Bayesian textbooks: t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and comparisons in ANOVA, multiple regression, and chi-square (contingency table analysis); R and JAGS computer programming code on website.
Hardcover: 776 pages
Publisher: Academic Press; 2nd edition (November 17, 2014)
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Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models
Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models Andrew Gelman, Jennifer Hill Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models is a comprehensive manual for the applied researcher who wants to perform data analysis using linear and nonlinear regression and multilevel models. The book introduces a wide variety of models, whilst at the same time instructing the reader in how to fit these models using available software packages. The book illustrates the concepts by working through scores of real data examples that have arisen from the authors' own applied research, with programming codes provided for each one. Topics covered include causal inference, including regression, poststratification, matching, regression discontinuity, and instrumental variables, as well as multilevel logistic regression and missing-data imputation. Practical tips regarding building, fitting, and understanding are provided throughout.
Paperback: 648 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (December 18, 2006)
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Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis with Bayesian Networks
Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis with Bayesian Networks Norman Fenton Since the first edition of this book published, Bayesian networks have become even more important for applications in a vast array of fields. This second edition includes new material on influence diagrams, learning from data, value of information, cybersecurity, debunking bad statistics, and much more. Focusing on practical real-world problem-solving and model building, as opposed to algorithms and theory, it explains how to incorporate knowledge with data to develop and use (Bayesian) causal models of risk that provide more powerful insights and better decision making than is possible from purely data-driven solutions.
- Provides all tools necessary to build and run realistic Bayesian network models
- Supplies extensive example models based on real risk assessment problems in a wide range of application domains provided; for example, finance, safety, systems reliability, law, forensics, cybersecurity and more
- Introduces all necessary mathematics, probability, and statistics as needed
- Establishes the basics of probability, risk, and building and using Bayesian network models, before going into the detailed applications
A dedicated website contains exercises and worked solutions for all chapters along with numerous other resources. The AgenaRisk software contains a model library with executable versions of all of the models in the book. Lecture slides are freely available to accredited academic teachers adopting the book on their course.
Hardcover: 660 pages
Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; 2 edition (September 12, 2018)
Older Editions: 2012
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A Student's Guide to Bayesian Statistics
A Student's Guide to Bayesian Statistics Ben Lambert Supported by a wealth of learning features, exercises, and visual elements as well as online video tutorials and interactive simulations, this book is the first student-focused introduction to Bayesian statistics.
Without sacrificing technical integrity for the sake of simplicity, the author draws upon accessible, student-friendly language to provide approachable instruction perfectly aimed at statistics and Bayesian newcomers. Through a logical structure that introduces and builds upon key concepts in a gradual way and slowly acclimatizes students to using R and Stan software, the book covers:
- An introduction to probability and Bayesian inference
- Understanding Bayes' rule
- Nuts and bolts of Bayesian analytic methods
- Computational Bayes and real-world Bayesian analysis
- Regression analysis and hierarchical methods
This unique guide will help students develop the statistical confidence and skills to put the Bayesian formula into practice, from the basic concepts of statistical inference to complex applications of analyses.
Hardcover: 520 pages
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 1 edition (August 22, 2018)
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Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective
Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective Nozer D. Singpurwalla Reliability and Risk provides a comprehensive overview of the mathematical and statistical aspects of risk and reliability analysis, from a Bayesian perspective. This book sets out to change the way in which we think about reliability and survival analysis by casting them in the broader context of decision-making. This is achieved by:
Providing a broad coverage of the diverse aspects of reliability, including: multivariate failure models, dynamic reliability, event history analysis, non-parametric Bayes, competing risks, co-operative and competing systems, and signature analysis.
Covering the essentials of Bayesian statistics and exchangeability, enabling readers who are unfamiliar with Bayesian inference to benefit from the book.
Introducing the notion of "composite reliability", or the collective reliability of a population of items.
Discussing the relationship between notions of reliability and survival analysis and econometrics and financial risk.
Hardcover: 396 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (September 11, 2006)
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Prognostics
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Prognostics and Health Management of Electronics
Prognostics and Health Management of Electronics Michael G. Pecht (Editor), Myeongsu Kang (Editor) A road map to the current challenges and available opportunities for the research and development of Prognostics and Health Management (PHM), this important work covers all areas of electronics and explains how to:
- assess methods for damage estimation of components and systems due to field loading conditions
- assess the cost and benefits of prognostic implementations
- develop novel methods for in situ monitoring of products and systems in actual life-cycle conditions
- enable condition-based (predictive) maintenance
- increase system availability through an extension of maintenance cycles and/or timely repair actions;
- obtain knowledge of load history for future design, qualification, and root cause analysis
- reduce the occurrence of no fault found (NFF)
- subtract life-cycle costs of equipment from reduction in inspection costs, downtime, and inventory
Prognostics and Health Management of Electronics also explains how to understand statistical techniques and machine learning methods used for diagnostics and prognostics. Using this valuable resource, electrical engineers, data scientists, and design engineers will be able to fully grasp the synergy between IoT, machine learning, and risk assessment.
Hardcover: 800 pages
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2018)
Older Editions: 2008
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Prognostics and Health Management of Engineering Systems: An Introduction
Prognostics and Health Management of Engineering Systems: An Introduction Nam-Ho Kim, Dawn An, Joo-Ho Choi This book introduces the methods for predicting the future behavior of a system's health and the remaining useful life to determine an appropriate maintenance schedule. The authors introduce the history, industrial applications, algorithms, and benefits and challenges of PHM (Prognostics and Health Management) to help readers understand this highly interdisciplinary engineering approach that incorporates sensing technologies, physics of failure, machine learning, modern statistics, and reliability engineering. It is ideal for beginners because it introduces various prognostics algorithms and explains their attributes, pros and cons in terms of model definition, model parameter estimation, and ability to handle noise and bias in data, allowing readers to select the appropriate methods for their fields of application.
Among the many topics discussed in-depth are:
- Prognostics tutorials using least-squares
- Bayesian inference and parameter estimation
- Physics-based prognostics algorithms including nonlinear least squares, Bayesian method, and particle filter
- Data-driven prognostics algorithms including Gaussian process regression and neural network
- Comparison of different prognostics algorithms
The authors also present several applications of prognostics in practical engineering systems, including wear in a revolute joint, fatigue crack growth in a panel, prognostics using accelerated life test data, fatigue damage in bearings, and more. Prognostics tutorials with a Matlab code using simple examples are provided, along with a companion website that presents Matlab programs for different algorithms as well as measurement data. Each chapter contains a comprehensive set of exercise problems, some of which require Matlab programs, making this an ideal book for graduate students in mechanical, civil, aerospace, electrical, and industrial engineering and engineering mechanics, as well as researchers and maintenance engineers in the above fields.
Hardcover: 347 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (October 25, 2016)
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Machinery Prognostics and Prognosis Oriented Maintenance Management
Machinery Prognostics and Prognosis Oriented Maintenance Management Jihong Yan This book gives a complete presentatin of the basic essentials of machinery prognostics and prognosis oriented maintenance management, and takes a look at the cutting-edge discipline of intelligent failure prognosis technologies for condition-based maintenance.
- Presents an introduction to advanced maintenance systems, and discusses the key technologies for advanced maintenance by providing readers with up-to-date technologies
- Offers practical case studies on performance evaluation and fault diagnosis technology, fault prognosis and remaining useful life prediction and maintenance scheduling, enhancing the understanding of these technologies
- Pulls togeter recent developments and varying methods into one volume, complemented by practical examples to provide a complete reference
Hardcover: 375 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (February 2, 2015)
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Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) in Aerospace Structures
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) in Aerospace Structures Fuh-Gwo Yuan (Editor) Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) in Aerospace Structures provides readers with the spectacular progress that has taken place over the last twenty years with respect to the area of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). The widespread adoption of SHM could both significantly improve safety and reduce maintenance and repair expenses that are estimated to be about a quarter of an aircraft fleet's operating costs.
The SHM field encompasses transdisciplinary areas, including smart materials, sensors and actuators, damage diagnosis and prognosis, signal and image processing algorithms, wireless intelligent sensing, data fusion, and energy harvesting. This book focuses on how SHM techniques are applied to aircraft structures with particular emphasis on composite materials, and is divided into four main parts.
Part One provides an overview of SHM technologies for damage detection, diagnosis, and prognosis in aerospace structures. Part Two moves on to analyze smart materials for SHM in aerospace structures, such as piezoelectric materials, optical fibers, and flexoelectricity. In addition, this also includes two vibration-based energy harvesting techniques for powering wireless sensors based on piezoelectric electromechanical coupling and diamagnetic levitation. Part Three explores innovative SHM technologies for damage diagnosis in aerospace structures. Chapters within this section include sparse array imaging techniques and phase array techniques for damage detection. The final section of the volume details innovative SHM technologies for damage prognosis in aerospace structures.
This book serves as a key reference for researchers working within this industry, academic, and government research agencies developing new systems for the SHM of aerospace structures and materials scientists.
Hardcover: 514 pages
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing; 1 edition (March 31, 2016)
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Fault Diagnosis and Sustainable Control of Wind Turbines: Robust Data-Driven and Model-Based Strategies
Fault Diagnosis and Sustainable Control of Wind Turbines: Robust Data-Driven and Model-Based Strategies Silvio Simani, Saverio Farsoni Fault Diagnosis and Sustainable Control of Wind Turbines: Robust Data-Driven and Model-Based Strategies discusses the development of reliable and robust fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant ("sustainable") control schemes by means of data-driven and model-based approaches. These strategies are able to cope with unknown nonlinear systems and noisy measurements. The book also discusses simpler solutions relying on data-driven and model-based methodologies, which are key when on-line implementations are considered for the proposed schemes. The book targets both professional engineers working in industry and researchers in academic and scientific institutions.
In order to improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of wind turbine systems, thus avoiding expensive unplanned maintenance, the accommodation of faults in their early occurrence is fundamental. To highlight the potential of the proposed methods in real applications, hardware-in-the-loop test facilities (representing realistic wind turbine systems) are considered to analyze the digital implementation of the designed solutions. The achieved results show that the developed schemes are able to maintain the desired performances, thus validating their reliability and viability in real-time implementations.
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1 edition (January 18, 2018)
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An Introduction to Predictive Maintenance
An Introduction to Predictive Maintenance R. Keith Mobley This second edition of An Introduction to Predictive Maintenance helps plant, process, maintenance and reliability managers and engineers to develop and implement a comprehensive maintenance management program, providing proven strategies for regularly monitoring critical process equipment and systems, predicting machine failures, and scheduling maintenance accordingly.
Hardcover: 437 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2 edition (October 10, 2002)
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Intelligent Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis for Engineering Systems
Intelligent Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis for Engineering Systems George Vachtsevanos, Frank L. Lewis, Michael Roemer, Andrew Hess, Biqing Wu Expert guidance on theory and practice in condition-based intelligent machine fault diagnosis and failure prognosis. Intelligent Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis for Engineering Systems gives a complete presentation of basic essentials of fault diagnosis and failure prognosis, and takes a look at the cutting-edge discipline of intelligent fault diagnosis and failure prognosis technologies for condition-based maintenance. It thoroughly details the interdisciplinary methods required to understand the physics of failure mechanisms in materials, structures, and rotating equipment, and also presents strategies to detect faults or incipient failures and predict the remaining useful life of failing components. Case studies are used throughout the book to illustrate enabling technologies. The book offers material in a holistic and integrated approach that addresses the various interdisciplinary components of the field - from electrical, mechanical, industrial, and computer engineering to business management.
Hardcover: 316 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1st edition (September 2, 2008)
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Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
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Reliability-Centered Maintenance
Reliability-Centered Maintenance John Moubray Initially developed by the aviation industry, RCM is rapidly becoming fundamental to the practice of maintenance management and is now in use at hundreds of industrial and service organizations around the world. This book provides an authoritative and practical explanation of what RCM is and how it can be applied. It is of vital importance to anyone concerned with productivity, quality, safety, and environmental integrity. Written by an expert in the field who has helped users apply RCM and its more modern derivative, RCM2, at more than 600 sites in 32 countries. The second edition includes more than 100 pages of new material on:
- condition monitoring
- the analysis of functions and failures
- human error
- the management of risk
- failure finding
- the measurement of maintenance performance
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; 2nd ed. edition (January 1, 1997)
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Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM): Implementation Made Simple
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM): Implementation Made Simple Neil Bloom A properly implemented and managed RCM program can save millions in unscheduled maintenance and breakdowns. However, many have found the process daunting. Written by an expert with over 30 years of experience, this book introduces innovative approaches to simplify the RCM process such as: single vs. multiple failure analysis, hidden failures analysis, potentially critical components analysis, run-to-failure and the difference between redundant, standby, and backup functions. Included are real life examples of flawed preventive maintenance programs and how they led to disasters that could have easily been avoided. Also illustrated in detail, with real-life examples, is the step-by-step process for developing, implementing, and maintaining a premier classical RCM program. Senior management, middle management, supervisors, and craftsmen/technicians responsible for plant safety and reliability will find this book to be invaluable as a means for establishing a first class preventive maintenance program.
Hardcover: 312 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (December 22, 2005)
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Reliability Centered Maintenance: Unraveling the Mysteries
Reliability Centered Maintenance: Unraveling the Mysteries James Gehris John Moubray's 1997 book Reliability Centered Maintenance outlined a comprehensive collection of the core principles and tenets of reliability centered maintenanceRcm. Originally developed in the 1970s, Rcm has since been adopted by major industries, including the United States military and the aviation industry. Nevertheless, while Moubray's Rcm2 provides an excellent academic description of topics associated with Rcm, there are a number of important questions and topics that have been left unaddressed in print. In Reliability Centered MaintenanceUnraveling the Mysteries, author James Gehris offers a diligent and comprehensive expansion and companion that provides questions beyond the traditional Rcm questions and definitions. With over thirty years of experience as a Us Marine Corps maintenance officer using Rcm concepts and approaches, Gehris provides a roadmap to help ensure that any Rcm analyses are properly conducted and comply with the Sae Ja1011 standard for Rcm.
Paperback: 226 pages
Publisher: Lulu Publishing Services (December 2, 2015)
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Reliability Centered Maintenance using... RCM Blitz
Reliability Centered Maintenance using... RCM Blitz Douglas Plucknett Work alongside the author as he walks you through his step-by step method for applying Reliability Centered Maintenance, RCM Blitz, that focuses on manufacturing assets. RCM Blitz is a 5-part process, with an easy to follow flow diagram, that includes: 1. Up-Front Tasks - Those tasks required to ensure the success of the RCM Facilitators and Team. 2. Probability and Consequence - The steps needed to build the groundwork for understanding the importance of each individual failure mode and developing sound methods to prioritize RCM tasks. 3. Functions and Functional Failures - The to successful RCM analysis is understanding the importance of addressing maintenance at the functional failure level. 4. FMECA - The heart and soul of Reliability Centered Maintenance, this is where the work gets done, identifying failure modes, describing failure effects and developing tasks. 5. Follow-Up Tasks - These tasks are designed to help the team quickly move forward and drive the implementation of the RCM tasks. Follow-up is just as important as the analysis itself and like everything else it has a process.
Paperback: 158 pages
Publisher: Reliabilityweb.com Press; 2nd edition (November 21, 2011)
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Reliability Centered Maintenance - Reengineered (RCM-R): Practical Optimization of the RCM Process
Reliability Centered Maintenance - Reengineered (RCM-R): Practical Optimization of the RCM Process Jesus Sifonte, James V. Reyes-Picknell This book provides an optimized approach to a successful method used for determining failure management policies for physical assets. It makes the original method more useful in a broad range of industries where asset criticality ranges from high to low. It addresses the RCM method and shortfalls in its application. It modifies the method to consider asset and failure mode criticality so that rigor is applied only where it is truly needed. It removes the sources of concern about RCM being overly rigorous and too labor intensive without compromizing on its ability to deliver a tailored failure management program for physical assets sensitive to their operational context and application.
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Productivity Press (April 10, 2017)
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NAVSEA Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) Handbook
NAVSEA Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) Handbook U.S. Navy This handbook provides Navy maintenance practitioners a reference document for applying the
principles of Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) to the evaluation of both new and well established
ship planned maintenance system (PMS) preventive maintenance requirements. It is
intended as a supplement to the Naval Sea Systems Command Reliability-Centered Maintenance-based
certification program for those who develop, modify, review and authorize Planned Maintenance System
tasks for Navy ships, systems, and equipment. The handbook introduces basic principles of maintenance
and illustrates how these principles establish rules for good maintenance tasks. It describes how these
rules are used to develop maintenance requirements and associated documentation for new systems and
equipment as well as to evaluate and improve the quality and effectiveness of well-established
maintenance programs.
Requirements for analysis of preventive maintenance requirements and for development of associated
support documentation are defined in MIL-P-24534A, “Planned Maintenance System: development of
Maintenance Requirement Cards, Maintenance Index Pages, and Associated Documentation.
File Size: 1629 KB
Publication Date: February 25, 2015
Free Download: NAVSEA Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) Handbook
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TM 5-698-2: Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) for Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Facilities
TM 5-698-2: Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) for Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Facilities United States Department of the Army The purpose of this technical manual is provide facility managers with the information and procedures
necessary to develop and update a preventive maintenance (PM) program for their facilities that is based
on the reliability characteristics of equipment and components and cost. Such a PM program will help to
achieve the highest possible level of facility availability at the minimum cost.
Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Scholar's Choice (February 16, 2015)
Free Download: TM 5-698-2: Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) for Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Facilities
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Applied Reliability Centered Maintenance
Applied Reliability Centered Maintenance Jim August Based on advanced maintenance models developed during FAA certification of 747 aircraft, reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) is used to control maintenance costs while improving reliability. Author Jim August tells you how RCM makes sense for electric utilities who have been forced to control maintenance costs and improve reliability in the troes of conversion to retail competition. Contents: Applied RCM: an overview Maintenance RCM performance Plant needs Applications Lessons Fast track Maintenance software Measures Conclusions Appendices (glossary, further readings, RCM software applications).
Hardcover: 500 pages
Publisher: Pennwell Corp (April 1, 2000)
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Implementing Reliability-centered Maintenance Analysis in a Revised Preventive Maintenance Program for the F-15
Implementing Reliability-centered Maintenance Analysis in a Revised Preventive Maintenance Program for the F-15 Michael H. Martin Reliability-centered maintenance is an approach to analyzing how and when equipment fails in order to maintain a desired level of performance or functionality. It employs the use of failure modes, effects and criticality analysis to rank order potential failures, and combines this rank order with the use of a prescribed decision logic process to determine what preventive maintenance tasks should be performed and when. Reliability-centered maintenance analysis has been used by the United States Navy, the United States Coast Guard, and commercial airlines to develop and update preventive maintenance programs for their aircraft for many years.
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: BiblioScholar (October 17, 2012)
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Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
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The Basics of FMEA
The Basics of FMEA Raymond J. Mikulak, Robin McDermott, Michael Beauregard Updated to include changes reflected in ISO/TX-16949:2002 standards and 2008 AIAG guidelines, The Basics of FMEA, Second Edition continues to provide the expert advice needed to help shorten the learning curve for FMEA teams to conduct effective and efficient FMEAs, even if it is their very first one.
Includes Ready-to-Use Worksheet Templates
Using a manufacturing case study, readers learn step-by-step how to use FMEAs to assess, evaluate, and prioritize areas of risk, and then to implement the actions needed to reduce risks to an acceptable level. It shows the steps needed to ferret out potential problems and prevent making inferior products that could endanger public and worker safety and compromise profits as well as the future of all stakeholders.
Paperback: 90 pages
Publisher: Productivity Press; 2nd edition (December 10, 2008)
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The FMEA Pocket Handbook
The FMEA Pocket Handbook Kenneth W. Dailey Speak the Language - Understand the Concepts - Know the Techniques "The FMEA Pocket Handbook" is intended as a reference guide covering the terms, concepts and techniques involved in the FMEA system. It is written in an easy to understand fashion making it useful to both the seasoned Professional and the Novice.
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: DW Publishing Co.; 1st edition (March 19, 2004)
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Failure Mode and Effect Analysis: FMEA from Theory to Execution
Failure Mode and Effect Analysis: FMEA from Theory to Execution D. H. Stamatis This is one of the most comprehensive guides to FMEA and is excellent for professionals with any level of understanding. This book explains the process of conducting system, design, process, service, and machine FMEAs, and provides the rationale for doing so. Readers will understand what FMEA is, the different types of FMEA, how to construct an FMEA, and the linkages between FMEA and other tools. Stamatis offer a summary of tools/methodologies used in FMEA along with a glossary to explain key terms and principles. The updated edition includes information about the new ISO 9000:2000 standard, the Six Sigma approach to FMEA, a special section on automotive requirements related to ISO/TS 16949, the "robustness" concept, and TE 9000 and the requirements for reliability and maintainability. The accompanying CD-ROM offers FMEA forms and samples, design review checklist, criteria for evaluation, basic reliability formulae and conversion failure factors, guidelines for RPN calculations and designing a reasonable safe product, and diagrams, and examples of FMEAs with linkages to robustness.
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: American Society for Quality; 2 Rev Exp edition (June 2003)
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Effective FMEAs: Achieving Safe, Reliable, and Economical Products and Processes using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
Effective FMEAs: Achieving Safe, Reliable, and Economical Products and Processes using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Carl Carlson Effective FMEAs takes the best practices from hundreds of companies and thousands of FMEA applications and presents streamlined procedures for veteran FMEA practitioners, novices, and everyone in between. Written from an applications viewpoint - with many examples, detailed case studies, study problems, and tips included - the book covers the most common types of FMEAs, including System FMEAs, Design FMEAs, Process FMEAs, Maintenance FMEAs, Software FMEAs, and others. It also presents chapters on Fault Tree Analysis, Design Review Based on Failure Mode (DRBFM), Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM), Hazard Analysis, and FMECA (which adds criticality analysis to FMEA).
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (May 15, 2012)
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Fault Tree Analysis
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Fault Tree Analysis Primer
Fault Tree Analysis Primer Clifton A Ericson II One of the most valuable root-cause analysis tools in the system safety toolbox is fault tree analysis (FTA). A fault tree (FT) is a graphical diagram that uses logic gates to model the various combinations of failures, faults, errors and normal events involved in causing a specified undesired event to occur. The graphical model can be translated into a mathematical model in order to compute failure probabilities and system importance measures. A FT can model all aspects of a system, including hardware, software, human actions and the environment. FTs are employed to evaluate large complex and dynamic systems, in order to understand and prevent potential safety and reliability problems. Using the rigorous and structured methodology of FT construction allows the systems analyst to model the unique combinations of fault events that can cause an UE to occur. This book provides an overview of the FTA process; it describes the symbols, terms, construction methodology and mathematics of FTA.
Paperback: 142 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 15, 2011)
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Fault Tree Handbook
Fault Tree Handbook W.E. Vesely, F.F. Goldberg, N. H. Roberts, D. F. Haasl Since 1975, a short course entitled "System Safety and Reliability Analysis" has been presented to over 200 NRC personnel and contractors.
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 12, 2014)
Free Download from NRC Website: Fault Tree Handbook, NUREG-0492
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Fault Trees (Control Systems, Robotics, and Manufacturing)
Fault Trees (Control Systems, Robotics, and Manufacturing) Nikolaos Limnios Fault tree analysis is an important technique in determining the safety and dependability of complex systems. Fault trees are used as a major tool in the study of system safety as well as in reliability and availability studies.
The basic methods - construction, logical analysis, probability evaluation and influence study - are described in this book. The following extensions of fault trees, non-coherent fault trees, fault trees with delay and multi-performance fault trees, are also explained. Traditional algorithms for fault tree analysis are presented, as well as more recent algorithms based on binary decision diagrams (BDD).
Hardcover: 150 pages
Publisher: Wiley-ISTE; 1 edition (January 29, 2007)
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Design
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Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design
Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design Richard Budynas, Keith Nisbett Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors have come to expect, with a modern emphasis on design and new applications. The tenth edition maintains the well-designed approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years.
Hardcover: 1120 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 11 edition (January 4, 2019)
Older Editions: 2014, 2010, 2008, 2003, 1988, 1986
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Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain
Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain Warren Young, Richard Budynas, Ali Sadegh Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, Eighth Edition, provides accurate and thorough tabulated formulations that can be applied to the stress analysis of a comprehensive range of structural components. All equations and diagrams of structural properties are presented in an easy-to-use, thumb, through format.
This extensively updated edition contains new chapters on fatigue and fracture mechanics, stresses in fasteners and joints, composite materials, and biomechanics. Several chapters have been expanded and new topics have been added. Each chapter now concludes with a summary of tables and formulas for ease of reference. This is the definitive resource for designers, engineers, and analysts who need to calculate stress and strain management.
Roark's formulas for stress and strain covers: behavior of bodies under stress; principles and analytical methods; numerical and experimental methods; tension, compression, shear, and combined stress; beams, flexure of straight bars; bending of curved beams; torsion, flat plates; columns and other compression members; shells of revolution, pressure vessels, pipes; bodies in contact undergoing direct bearing and shear stress, elastic stability; dynamic and temperature stresses; stress concentration factors; fatigue and fracture mechanics; stresses in fasteners and joints; composite materials; biomechanics.
Hardcover: 1072 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 8 edition (December 19, 2011)
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Welded Joint Design
Welded Joint Design J Hicks Based on the European Welding Engineer (EWF) syllabus Part 3 - Construction and Design, this book provides a clear, highly illustrated and concise explanation of how welded joints and structures are designed and of the constraints which welding may impose on the design. It is therefore of value both to the welding engineer and the design engineer.
Many engineers coming into the profession of welding engineering lack a background in design and construction of welded structures and plant. This book has been written with such engineers very much in mind.
The safe performance of a structure relies on materials and methods of fabrication which can respond to the explicit or implicit design requirements. It is essential that the welding engineer has the opportunity of making his specialist input to the design process, and an understanding of the basis of the design will help that contribution to be most effective. It is also important that the practising design engineer acquires a basic knowledge of the relevant aspects of welding to be able to execute satisfactory designs and, equally important, to know when to seek the input of a qualified welding engineer.
Designed for both students and practising engineers in welding and design, the book will also be of great value to civil, structural, mechanical and plant engineers. There is also much that will interest test houses, welding equipment and consumable manufacturers, classification societies and steel companies.
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing; 3 edition (October 14, 1999)
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Probability, Reliability, and Statistical Methods in Engineering Design
Probability, Reliability, and Statistical Methods in Engineering Design Achintya Haldar, Sankaran Mahadevan Learn the tools to assess product reliability! Haldar and Mahadevan crystallize the research and experience of the last few decades into the most up-to-date book on risk-based design concepts in engineering available. The fundamentals of reliability and statistics necessary for risk-based engineering analysis and design are clearly presented. And with the help of many practical examples integrated throughout the text, the material is made very relevant to today's practice. Key Features
- Covers all the fundamental concepts and mathematical skills needed to conduct reliability assessments.
- Presents the most widely-used reliability assessment methods.
- Concepts that are required for the implementation of risk-based design in practical problems are developed gradually.
- Both risk-based and deterministic design concepts are included to show the transition from traditional to modern design practice.
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (November 1, 1999)
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Vibration Analysis for Electronic Equipment
Vibration Analysis for Electronic Equipment Dave S. Steinberg Covers:
- Vibrations of Simple Electronic Systems
- Component Lead Wire and Solder Joint Vibration Fatigue Life
- Beam Structures for Electronic Subassemblies
- Component Lead Wires as Bents, Frames, and Arcs
- Printed Circuit Boards and Flat Plates
- Octave Rule, Snubbing, and Damping to Increase the PCB Fatigue Life
- Preventing Sinusoidal Vibration Failures in Electronic Equipment
- Designing Electronics for Random Vibration
- Acoustic Noise Effects on Electronic
- Designing Electronics for Shock Environments
- Design and Analysis of Electronic Boxes
- Effects of Manufacturing Methods on the Reliability of Electronics
- Vibration Fixtures and Vibration Testing
- Environmental Stress Screening for Electronic Equipment (ESSEE)
Hardcover: 414 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 3 edition (January 15, 2000)
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Hot Air Rises and Heat Sinks: Everything You Know About Cooling Electronics Is Wrong
Hot Air Rises and Heat Sinks: Everything You Know About Cooling Electronics Is Wrong Tony Kordyban This popular book is a collection of myths, mistakes, and lessons learned from practicing engineers involved in the field of electronic equipment cooling. Through entertaining anecdotes and stories based on his experience at Tellabs Operations, Inc. Tony Kordyban covers basic dimensions of heat transfer concepts - mostly from real problems which were incorrectly solved at least once before a correct technique was applied. The book's 31 chapters, each on an important and relevant topic, contain simple line drawings to help illustrate the basic concepts, while the text provides accurate and complete technical explanations. The book's case study approach makes it an extremely useful and handy reference - and Kordyban's clear and entertaining writing style mixes technical subject matter with humor and is both iinteresting and instructive.
Paperback: 223 pages
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers Press (July 7, 1998)
Podcast: Author Interview
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More Hot Air
More Hot Air Tony Kordyban More Hot Air is the long-awaited sequel to the author's previous ASME Press book, Hot Air Rises and Heat Sinks: Everything You Know About Cooling Electronics Is Wrong. This new book continues in the same humorous and easy-to-read style of the earlier book, with all-new, original case studies in the field of electronics cooling. Each case study, told as an anecdote, is designed to teach a basic concept of heat transfer, as applied to keeping electronics from overheating.
Because of the constantly shrinking size of electronics, the job of cooling electronics continues to get tougher. Many people not trained in the basics of heat transfer have been roped into doing this job out of necessity. For those who lack any formal training in heat transfer, the case studies explode many of the myths about cooling electronics and replace these flawed practices with sound engineering, based on actual heat transfer theory.
The case studies and humor in this book are also entertaining to those well versed in electronics cooling. A must-read book for all engineers and their managers concerned with electronics packaging.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers Press (January 1, 2005)
Podcast: Author Interview
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Cooling Techniques for Electronic Equipment
Cooling Techniques for Electronic Equipment Dave S. Steinberg Covers:
- Evaluating the Cooling Requirements.
- Designing the Electronic Chassis.
- Conduction Cooling for Chassis and Circuit Boards.
- Mounting and Cooling Techniques for Electronic Components.
- Practical Guides for Natural Convection and Radiation Cooling.
- Forced-Air Cooling for Electronics.
- Thermal Stresses in Lead Wires, Solder Joints, and Plated Throughholes.
- Predicting the Fatigue Life in Thermal Cycling and Vibration Environment.
- Transient Cooling for Electronic Systems.
- Special Applications for Tough Cooling Jobs.
- Effective Cooling for Large Racks and Cabinets.
- Finite Element Methods for Mathematical Modeling.
- Environmental Stress Screening Techniques.
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 2nd edition (October 8, 1991)
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Preventing Thermal Cycling and Vibration Failures in Electronic Equipment
Preventing Thermal Cycling and Vibration Failures in Electronic Equipment Dave S. Steinberg Covers:
- Physics of Failure In Electronic Systems.
- Thermal Expansion Displacements, Forces, and Stresses.
- Vibration of Beams and Other Simple Structures.
- Vibration of Printed Circuit Boards and Flat Plates.
- Estimating Fatigue Life in Thermal Cycling and Vibration Environments.
- Octave Rule, Snubbers, Dampers, and Isolation for Preventing Vibration Damage to Electronic Systems.
- Displacements, Forces, and Stresses in Axial Leaded Component Wires Due to Thermal Expansions.
- Designing Electronic Equipment for Sinusoidal Vibration.
- Assessment of Random Vibration on Electronic Design.
- Combining Fatigue Damage for Random Vibration and Thermal Cycling.
- Thermal Cycling Failures in Surface-Mounted Components.
- Stresses and Fatigue Life in Component Lead Wires and Solder Joints Due to Dynamic Forces and PCB Displacements.
- Fatigue Life of Long Components, Tall Components, and Small Components Mounted on PCBs.
- Wear and Interface Surface Fretting Corrosion in Electrical Connectors.
- Case Histories of Failures and Failure Analyses.
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1st edition (June 22, 2001)
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Designing High Availability Systems
Designing High Availability Systems Zachary Taylor, Subramanyam Ranganathan Offering a case-based approach to designing, predicting, and deploying world-class high-availability systems from the ground up, this book brings together the best classical and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) reliability techniques. Although it focuses on technical aspects, this guide considers the business and market constraints that require that systems be designed right the first time.
Written in plain English and following a step-by-step "cookbook" format, Designing High Availability Systems:
- Shows how to integrate an array of design/analysis tools, including Six Sigma, failure analysis, and reliability analysis
- Features many real-life examples and case studies describing predictive design methods, tradeoffs, risk priorities and "what-if" scenarios
- Delivers numerous high-impact takeaways that you can apply to your current projects immediately
- Provides access to MATLAB programs for simulating problem sets presented, along with PowerPoint slides to assist in outlining the problem-solving process
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press; 1st edition (October 28, 2013)
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Design for Reliability
Design for Reliability Dev G. Raheja (Editor), Louis J. Gullo (Editor) Design for Reliability provides engineers and managers with a range of tools and techniques for incorporating reliability into the design process for complex systems. It clearly explains how to design for zero failure of critical system functions, leading to enormous savings in product life-cycle costs and a dramatic improvement in the ability to compete in global markets. Special features of this book include:
- A unified approach that integrates ideas from computer science and reliability engineering
- Techniques applicable to reliability as well as safety, maintainability, system integration, and logistic engineering
- Chapters on design for extreme environments
- Developing reliable software
- Design for trustworthiness
- HALT influence on design
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (August 7, 2012)
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Safety/Risk
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The Safety Critical Systems Handbook
The Safety Critical Systems Handbook David J. Smith The Safety Critical Systems Handbook: A Straightforward Guide to Functional Safety: IEC 61508 (2010 Edition), IEC 61511 (2015 Edition) and Related Guidance, Fifth Edition presents the latest guidance on safety-related systems that guard workers and the public against injury and death, also discussing environmental risks. This comprehensive resource has been fully revised, with additional material on risk assessment, cybersecurity, COMAH and HAZID, published guidance documents/standards, quantified risk assessment and new worked examples. The book provides a comprehensive guide to the revised IEC 61508 standard as well as the 2016 IEC 61511.
This book will have a wide readership, not only in the chemical and process industries, but in oil and gas, power generation, avionics, automotive, manufacturing and other sectors. It is aimed at most engineers, including those in project, control and instrumentation, design and maintenance disciplines.
This fifth edition, presents the latest guidance on safety-related systems that guard workers and the public against injury or death and also address environmental risks.
It has been fully revised and contains additional material on risk assessment, cyber security, COMAH and HAZID, published guidance documents/standards, quantified risk assessment and new worked examples.
The book provides a comprehensive guide to the revised IEC 61508 standard as well as the 2016 IEC 61511. It enables engineers to determine the required integrity targets and to assess if proposed or existing equipment meet the safety integrity levels required by the various standards and guidance.
Functional safety is applicable to all industry sectors and, thus, this book will have a wide readership not only in the chemical and process industries but embraces oil and gas, power generation, avionics, automotive, manufacturing and other sectors. It is aimed at most engineers including project, control & instrumentation, design and maintenance disciplines.
Hardcover: 360 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 5 edition (February 3, 2020)
Older Editions: 2016, 2010
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What Every Engineer Should Know About Risk Engineering and Management
What Every Engineer Should Know About Risk Engineering and Management John X. Wang, Marvin L. Roush Explains how to assess and handle technical risk, schedule risk, and cost risk efficiently and effectively--enabling engineering professionals to anticipate failures regardless of system complexity--highlighting opportunities to turn failure into success.
Hardcover: 251 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (February 15, 2000)
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Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications
Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications Marvin Rausand, Stein Haugen The book begins with an introduction of risk analysis, assessment, and management, and includes a new section on the history of risk analysis. It covers hazards and threats, how to measure and evaluate risk, and risk management. It also adds new sections on risk governance and risk-informed decision making; combining accident theories and criteria for evaluating data sources; and subjective probabilities. The risk assessment process is covered, as are how to establish context; planning and preparing; and identification, analysis, and evaluation of risk. Risk Assessment also offers new coverage of safe job analysis and semi-quantitative methods, and it discusses barrier management and HRA methods for offshore application. Finally, it looks at dynamic risk analysis, security and life-cycle use of risk.
Hardcover: 784 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (March 31, 2020)
Older Editions: 2016
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Reliability, Maintainability and Risk: Practical Methods for Engineers
Reliability, Maintainability and Risk: Practical Methods for Engineers David J. Smith For beginners, the book provides tactics on how to avoid pitfalls in this complex and wide field. For experts in the field, well-described, realistic, and illustrative examples and case studies add new insight and assistance. The author uses his 40 years of experience to create a comprehensive and detailed guide to the field, also providing an excellent description of reliability and risk computation concepts.
The book is organized into five parts:
- Part One covers reliability parameters and costs traces the history of reliability and safety technology, presenting a cost-effective approach to quality, reliability, and safety.
- Part Two deals with the interpretation of failure rates.
- Part Three focuses on the prediction of reliability and risk.
- Part Four discusses design and assurance techniques, review and testing techniques, reliability growth modeling, field data collection and feedback, predicting and demonstrating repair times, quantified reliability maintenance, and systematic failures.
- Part 5 deals with legal, management and safety issues, such as project management, product liability, and safety legislation.
Paperback: 478 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 9 edition (April 4, 2017)
Older Editions: 2016
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Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications
Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications Marvin Rausand Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to reliability assessments of safety-related systems based on electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic (E/E/PE) technology. With a focus on the design and development phases of safety-critical systems, the book presents theory and methods required to document compliance with IEC 61508 and the associated sector-specific standards.
Hardcover: 466 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (February 3, 2014)
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Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Management for Engineers and Scientists
Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Management for Engineers and Scientists Hiromitsu Kumamoto, Ernest J. Henley Packed with real-world examples and practical mathematical and statistical methods for large, complex systems, this definitive text and sourcebook gives you the guidance you need for thorough and conclusive study. You'll find new and updated coverage of all the key topics related to risk analysis:
- Probabilistic nature of risk
- Qualitative and quantitative risk assessments
- System decomposition
- Legal and regulatory risks
The authors also provide end-of-chapter problems and a course outline. Complete with a new, automated, fault tree synthesis method using semantic networks.
Paperback: 620 pages
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press; 2nd edition (April 18, 2000)
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Human Reliability and Safety Analysis Data Handbook
Human Reliability and Safety Analysis Data Handbook David I. Gertman, Harold S. Blackman Takes into account the human element as well as the classical aspects of mechanical, electrical and chemical designs that contribute to risk. Features a significant amount of data essential for risk analysis not normally available. Contains numerous examples of authentic applications and case studies.
Hardcover: 472 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 3 edition (October 1993)
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Control Systems Safety Evaluation and Reliability
Control Systems Safety Evaluation and Reliability William M. Goble This book is intended to serve a wide variety of users. This updated third edition provides the detailed background necessary to understand how to meet important new safety regulations and reliability engineering topics. Professional control system designers will learn to properly evaluate control system components, various system architectures, how to better communicate with vendors, and how to increase accuracy of life-cycle cost estimates. The book is also an excellent text for college courses due to its detailed explanations, practical presentation, and discussion of the difference between theory and real-world application. It provides a basic foundation of material, including probability, statistics, reliability theory definitions, and basic reliability modeling techniques, as well as advanced topics relevant to safety instrumented and control systems. Each chapter contains exercises to assist the reader in applying the theories presented with their practical implementation.
Paperback: 458 pages
Publisher: International Society of Automation; 3 edition (June 1, 2010)
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Offshore Risk Assessment vol 1.: Principles, Modelling and Applications of QRA Studies
Offshore Risk Assessment vol 1.: Principles, Modelling and Applications of QRA Studies Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Roed This is the first textbook to address quantified risk assessment (QRA) as specifically applied to offshore installations and operations. As the first part of the two-volume updated and expanded fourth edition, it adds a new focus on the EU Offshore Safety Directive, and discusses the new perspective on risk from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority, followed by new and updated international standards. New safety statistics for the Norwegian sectors are presented, as well as new case studies on international offshore accidents, such as the explosion on FPSO Sao Mateus in 2015, which involved 9 fatalities.
Separate chapters analyse the main hazards for offshore structures: fire, explosion, collision, and falling objects, as well as structural and marine hazards. Risk mitigation and control are discussed, as well as how the results of quantitative risk assessment studies should be presented. The fourth edition presents updated hydrocarbon release statistics, together with new methods for modelling the risk from ignited hydrocarbon releases. There have been recent advances in the modelling of collision risk from passing and attending vessels, based on extensive research; these advances are described in detail, in addition to new developments in the safety of Dynamic Positioning vessels. In closing, the book provides updated statistics and lessons learned from accidents involving offshore helicopter transportation of personnel.
The book offers a comprehensive reference guide for academics and students of marine/offshore risk assessment and management. It will also be of interest to professionals in the industry, as well as contractors, suppliers, consultants and regulatory authorities.
Hardcover: 552 pages
Publisher: Springer; 4th ed. 2020 edition (September 12, 2019)
Older Editions: 2013
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Offshore Risk Assessment vol 2.: Principles, Modelling and Applications of QRA Studies
Offshore Risk Assessment vol 2.: Principles, Modelling and Applications of QRA Studies Jan-Erik Vinnem This updated and expanded third edition has been informed by a major R&D program on offshore risk assessment in Norway and summarizes research from 2006 to the present day. Rooted with a thorough discussion of risk metrics and risk analysis methodology, subsequent chapters are devoted to analytical approaches to escalation, escape, evacuation and rescue analysis of safety and emergency systems.
Separate chapters analyze the main hazards of offshore structures: fire, explosion, collision, and falling objects as well as structural and marine hazards. Risk mitigation and control are discussed, as well as an illustration of how the results from quantitative risk assessment studies should be presented. The third second edition has a stronger focus on the use of risk assessment techniques in the operation of offshore installations. Also decommissioning of installations is covered.
Hardcover: 420 pages
Publisher: Springer; 3rd ed. 2014 edition (October 2, 2013)
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Optimum Cooling of Data Centers: Application of Risk Assessment and Mitigation Techniques
Optimum Cooling of Data Centers: Application of Risk Assessment and Mitigation Techniques Jun Dai, Michael M. Ohadi, Diganta Das, Michael G. Pecht This book describes the use of free air cooling to improve the efficiency of, and cooling of, equipment for use in telecom infrastructures. Discussed at length is the cooling of communication installation rooms such as data centers or base stations, and this is intended as a valuable tool for the people designing and manufacturing key parts of communication networks. This book provides an introduction to current cooling methods used for energy reduction, and also compares present cooling methods in use in the field. The qualification methods and standard reliability assessments are reviewed, and their inability to assess the risks of free air cooling is discussed. The method of identifying the risks associated with free air cooling on equipment performance and reliability is introduced. A novel method of assessment for free air cooling is also proposed that utilizes prognostics and health management (PHM).
Hardcover: 186 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2014 edition (November 21, 2013)
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Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis: Probabilistic Models and Statistical Inference
Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis: Probabilistic Models and Statistical Inference Ilia B. Frenkel, Alex Karagrigoriou, Anatoly Lisnianski, Andre V. Kleyner This complete resource on the theory and applications of reliability engineering, probabilistic models and risk analysis consolidates all the latest research, presenting the most up-to-date developments in this field.
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (November 11, 2013)
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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook Richard (Doc) Palmer You will find coverage of estimating labor hours, setting the level of plan detail, creating practical weekly and daily schedules, kitting parts, and more, all designed to increase your workforce without hiring. Much of the text applies the timeless management principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and Dr. Peter F. Drucker. You will learn how you can do more proactive work when your hands are full of reactive work.
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Fourth Edition, features more new case studies showing real world successes, a new chapter on getting better storeroom support, major revisions that describe the best KPIs for planning, major additions to the issue of "selling" planning to gain support, revisions to make work order codes more useful, a new appendix on numerically auditing planning success, and a new appendix devoted entirely to selecting a great maintenance planner.
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Fourth Edition covers:
- The business case for the benefit of planning
- Planning principles
- Scheduling principles
- Handling reactive maintenance
- Planning a work order
- Creating a weekly schedule
- Daily scheduling and supervision
- Parts and planners
- The computer CMMS in maintenance
- How planning works with PM, PdM, and projects
- Controlling planning: the best KPIs for planning and overall maintenance
- Shutdown, turnaround, overhaul, and outage management
- Selling, organizing, analyzing, and auditing planning
Hardcover: 960 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 4 edition (April 29, 2019)
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Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices
Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices Ramesh Gulati The first edition of this award-winning book immediately became one of the most widely read texts by maintenance, reliability, operations, and safety professionals. It is also being used at many colleges and universities throughout the world. It has become a standard reference for anyone preparing for maintenance and reliability professional exams. In the time since original publication, this book has become a must-have guide and reference. It helps everyone ensure that their organization's assets are operating as and when needed and at reasonable cost.
- Features a streamlined flow for easier study and reference.
- Includes self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter.
- One of the first books to discuss asset management related standards, including the new ISO-55000 Asset Management Standards.
- Provides new material on corrosion control, risk management, and operator-driven reliability.
- A separate Workbook (ISBN 9780831134358) has been prepared with the assistance of Christopher Mears.
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Industrial Press; Second edition (August 17, 2012)
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Workbook to Accompany Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices
Workbook to Accompany Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices Ramesh Gulati, Christopher Mears This softbound workbook is the ideal guide for readers of Gulati's Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices, 2nd edition, as well as for students in a classroom or seminar/workshop setting. Each chapter provides extensive Powerpoint-style summaries of important vocabulary and essential concepts, in a format that encourages students to write additional notes and evaluations of the content.
- Includes reviews of chapter objectives and summaries.
- Provides readers with answers to the main text's assessment exercises as well as additional questions to direct their study.
- Each chapter concludes with a set of independent research questions; these questions help readers expand their understanding of the content as they prepare to apply best practices.
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; 2 edition (December 11, 2013)
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Improving Maintenance & Reliability Through Cultural Change
Improving Maintenance & Reliability Through Cultural Change Stephen J. Thomas This unique and innovative book explains how to improve your maintenance and reliability performance at the plant level by changing the organizations culture. It is specifically intended for middle managers in the manufacturing and process industries. This book demystifies the concept of organizational culture and links it with the eight elements of change: leadership, work process, structure, group learning, technology, communication, interrelationships, and rewards. If you want to break the cycle of failed improvement programs and instead use cultural change to help make significant and lasting improvements in plant performance, this book will show you how.
Explains in-depth the eight elements of change and how they relate to cultural change.
Discusses cultural change with a reliability focus.Includes a PowerPoint presentation with audio on the enclosed CD-ROM, together with a web survey model, the Web of Organizational Change.
Hardcover: 356 pages
Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc. (May 1, 2005)
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Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers
Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers Ricky Smith, R. Keith Mobley Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers will give the engineer the "have to have" information. It will help instill knowledge on a daily basis, to do his or her job and to maintain and assure reliable equipment to help reduce costs. This book will be an easy reference for engineers and managers needing immediate solutions to everyday problems. Most civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers will face issues relating to maintenance and reliability, at some point in their jobs. This will become their "go to" book.
Not an oversized handbook or a theoretical treatise, but a handy collection of graphs, charts, calculations, tables, curves, and explanations, basic "rules of thumb" that any engineer working with equipment will need for basic maintenance and reliability of that equipment.
Access to quick information which will help in day to day and long term engineering solutions in reliability and maintenance.
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (August 18, 2006)
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Maintenance and Reliability Certification Exam Guide
Maintenance and Reliability Certification Exam Guide Nathan C. Wright In the fields of maintenance & reliability, there are a number of certifications that "M&R" professionals may take to help further their careers, whether it be in the form of a promotion, a change of job, more money, or simply a title to add to their credentials. The exams for these tests assess the candidates' skills and knowledge in areas such as work management, equipment reliability, leadership and organization, knowledge of the different certifications' bodies of knowledge, manufacturing process reliability, and business management, as well as their ability to adhere to industry standards (both ANSI and ISO).
Until now, there hasn't been a single volume for maintenance and reliability certification candidates to use as a study guide for these exams. The Maintenance and Reliability Certification Exam Guide fills the great need for such a resource by including:
- specifics about the different tests.
- how to study for each.
- information on where to focus review efforts.
- hundreds of sample exam questions.
- vital facts about re-certification.
- practical tips for maintenance and reliability professionals to take back with them to use on the job.
Chapters include a list of performance objectives, review questions, as well as lists of supportive reading. Related graphs, tables, charts, and illustrations round out this indispensable work for all maintenance and reliability professionals seeking certification.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; First edition (July 18, 2018)
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Maintenance Reliability Metrics/KPI's 101 Keeping it Simple
Maintenance Reliability Metrics/KPI's 101 Keeping it Simple Ricky Smith, David A Martin Time and attention are currently two of the world's scarcest resources and that, of course, applies particularly to Maintenance and Reliability professionals. This work by Ricky Smith and David A. Martin is written in a format that allows you to quickly read and absorb the lessons in a couple of hours. After the initial read, it automatically converts into a key performance indicator (KPI) reference manual you can use time and again as you work to improve performance. The authors move quickly and efficiently to define a series of metrics and, more importantly, instruct you in where and when to use them. They are both committed to helping you become a Reliability Performance Manager as you use this information to drive bottom line improvements at your organization. This book should certainly be read by everyone in your Maintenance department but our hope is that you would also acquire copies for all of your Operations Supervisors and Managers as well. You might even consider giving a copy to your Plant Manager.
Paperback: 76 pages
Publisher: Reliabilityweb.com Press; 2nd edition (April 8, 2012)
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Practical Plant Failure Analysis: A Guide to Understanding Machinery Deterioration and Improving Equipment Reliability
Practical Plant Failure Analysis: A Guide to Understanding Machinery Deterioration and Improving Equipment Reliability Neville W. Sachs This is a practical guide for those who do the work of maintaining and improving the reliability of mechanical machinery. It is for engineers and skilled trades personnel who want to understand how failures happen and how the physical causes of the great majority can be readily diagnosed in the field. It explains the four major failure mechanisms, wear, corrosion, overload, and fatigue and, using easy-to-read charts, how they can be diagnosed at the site of the failure. Then, knowing the physical failure mechanics involved, the reader can accurately solve the human causes.
To improve the reader's understanding, all the diagrams and most of the tables have been redrawn. The number of actual failure examples has been increased, plus the last chapter on miscellaneous machine elements includes new material on couplings, universal joints, and plain bearings.
Features:
- A practical field guide showing how to recognize how failures occur that can be used to solve more than 85% of mechanical machinery failures
- Incorporates multiple easy-to-follow logic trees to help the reader diagnose the physical causes of the failure without needing detailed laboratory analysis
- Explains how the mechanics, corrosion, materials science, and tribology of components can fit together to improve machinery reliability
- Includes more than 150 completely redrawn charts and tables, plus almost 250 actual failure photographs to help guide the reader to an accurate analysis
- Contains clear and detailed explanations of how lubricants function and the critical roles of corrosion and lubrication play in causing mechanical failures
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 2 edition (October 18, 2019)
Older Editions: 2013
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Maintenance Planning, Coordination, & Scheduling
Maintenance Planning, Coordination, & Scheduling Don Nyman, Joel Levitt Based on real-world experience this invaluable guide and reference tells the whole story of maintenance planning from beginning to end in a concise and easy-to-follow manner. Written by well-known professionals this new edition focuses specifically on the preparatory tasks that lead to effective utilization and application of maintenance resources in the interest of the reliability essential to business objectives. It comprehensively examines the job preparation process from job scoping and planning, to determination of material requirements, estimation of labor requirements and job duration, coordination of all involved parties, and job scheduling. And it includes essential metrics for measuring performance of all contributing functions. It is a vital training document for planners, an educational document for those to whom planners are responsible, and a valuable guide for those who interface with the planning and scheduling function and are dependent upon the many contributions of planning and scheduling operational excellence.
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; 2nd edition (June 30, 2010)
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Complete Guide to Preventive and Predictive Maintenance
Complete Guide to Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Joel Levitt This book shares the best practices, mistakes, victories, and essential steps for success which the author has gleaned from working with countless organizations. Unlike other books that only focus on the engineering issues (task lists) or management issues (CMMS), this in-depth resource is the first to give true emphasize to the four aspects of success in preventive maintenance systems--engineering, management, economic, and psychological -- thereby enabling readers to have a balanced view and understanding of what is happening in their organizations. Additionally, it blends concrete actionable steps and structures with the theory behind the steps.
Includes check sheets, history of PM, stories, photographs, and case histories.
Contains a glossary of terms.
Provides sample task lists for a variety of equipment with some of the logic behind each task.
Offers templates for developing your own tasking.
Includes protocols for detailed economic analysis with examples.
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; 2nd edition (June 15, 2011)
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Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting
Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting Heinz P. Bloch, Fred K. Geitner Solve the machinery failure problems costing you time and money with this classic, comprehensive guide to analysis and troubleshooting
Provides detailed, complete and accurate information on anticipating risk of component failure and avoiding equipment downtime
Includes numerous photographs of failed parts to ensure you are familiar with the visual evidence you need to recognize
Covers proven approaches to failure definition and offers failure identification and analysis methods that can be applied to virtually all problem situations
Demonstrates with examples how the progress and results of failure analysis and troubleshooting efforts can be documented and monitored
Covering both the engineering detail and management theory, Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting provides a robust go-to reference and training resource for all engineers and managers working in manufacturing and process plants.
Provides detailed, complete and accurate information on anticipating risk of component failure and avoiding equipment downtime
Presents documented failure case studies and analyzes the procedures employed to define events that led to component or systems failure
Includes numerous photographs of failed parts to ensure readers are familiar with the visual evidence they need to recognize
Hardcover: 760 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 4 edition (September 10, 2012)
Older Editions: 3rd
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Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability
Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability Heinz P. Bloch, Fred K. Geitner Written by experts with more than 100 combined years of industry experience in machinery failure avoidance, Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability offers proven solutions to a pervasive and expensive problem in modern industry--compressor failure. This succinct, on-the-job guide addresses elusive causes of compressor failure and clearly maps out permanent remedies you can put to use right away. With a focus on centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, this accessible reference is based on real-world processes and procedures used by successful global companies.
Coverage includes:
- Compression principles and internal labyrinths
- Selection factors for process compressors
- Operation characteristics of turbocompressors
- Wet and dry gas seals
- Bearings, stability, and vibration guidance
- Lube and seal oil systems
- Impellers and rotors
- Compressor maintenance and surveillance
- Inspection and repair of rotors
- Machinery quality assessment (MQA)
- Failure analysis and troubleshooting
- Reciprocating compressor operation, control, maintenance, and rebuilding
- Maintenance and operations interfaces
- Reciprocating compressor monitoring and surveillance
- Training competent compressor engineers
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB; 1 edition (July 3, 2012)
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Improving Machinery Reliability
Improving Machinery Reliability Heinz P. Bloch This totally revised, updated and expanded edition provides proven techniques and procedures that extend machinery life, reduce maintenance costs, and achieve optimum machinery reliability. This essential text clearly describes the reliability improvement and failure avoidance steps practiced by best-of-class process plants in the U.S. and Europe.
Hardcover: 680 pages
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing; 3 edition (October 2, 1998)
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Pump User's Handbook: Life Extension
Pump User's Handbook: Life Extension Heinz P. Bloch, Allan R. Budris This text explains just how and why the best-of-class pump users are consistently achieving superior run lengths, low maintenance expenditures and unexcelled safety and reliability. Written by practicing engineers whose working career was marked by involvement in pump specification, installation, reliability assessment, component upgrading, maintenance cost reduction, operation, troubleshooting and all conceivable facets of pumping technology, this text describes in detail how to accomplish best-of-class performance and low life cycle cost.
Hardcover: 556 pages
Publisher: Fairmont Press; 4 edition (October 14, 2013)
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Introduction to Machinery Reliability Assessment
Introduction to Machinery Reliability Assessment Heinz P. Bloch This reference on ascertaining the life and function of process components is packed with graphs, figures, photographs and checklists. It contains dozens of assessment techniques based on probability and statistical analysis. Theoretical and practical contexts are given for the various methods, which include failure mode and effect analysis, risk and hazard assessment, fault-tree analysis, Weibull analysis and field-reliability assessment.
Hardcover: 372 pages
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold; Clean & Tight Contents edition (January 1990)
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Asset Management Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions
Asset Management Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions John D. Campbell, Andrew K.S. Jardine, Joel McGlynn New in the Second Edition:
- Two new chapters on Maintenance Management Fundamentals
- Coverage of leadership issues, the implementation of new processes, and change management
- Discussion of the design stage and key factors for successful implementation
- Understanding the dynamic influences and optimization of spares management
- Updated case studies
- Introduction to new software packages that optimize a variety of maintenance and replacement decisions
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (November 19, 2010)
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Spare Parts Inventory Management: A Complete Guide to Sparesology
Spare Parts Inventory Management: A Complete Guide to Sparesology Phillip Slater No previous works have focused on the topic of inventory reduction and optimization to the extent that this one does. Spare Parts Inventory Management: A Complete Guide to Sparesology by Philip Slater covers the entire spare part life cycle, from initial purchase to final disposal, and addresses issues throughout, including maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). The author, Phillip Slater, was described in a recent podcast as "truly one of the leaders in the MRO information segment.
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; First edition (November 25, 2016)
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Smart Inventory Solutions
Smart Inventory Solutions Phillip Slater Storeroom personnel, procurement, engineers and reliability professionals are increasingly being held accountable for materials and spare parts inventory management and in response they need to gain a better understanding of materials and spare parts inventory management principles and practices. This practical book delivers just that.
This new edition will help you get the right parts, in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason. Fully revised, it provides specific coverage of the issues faced in, and requirements for, managing engineering materials and spare parts and what to do to improve your results.
Importantly, the book includes 29 examples and case studies to demonstrate the application of the concepts and ideas so that you will easy and quickly understand how to implement them.
Hardcover: 275 pages
Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; Second edition (March 15, 2010)
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Spare Parts Inventory Control under System Availability Constraints
Spare Parts Inventory Control under System Availability Constraints Geert-Jan van Houtum, Bram Kranenburg This book focuses on the tactical planning level for spare parts management. It describes a series of multi-item inventory models and presents exact and heuristic optimization methods, including greedy heuristics that work well for real, life-sized problems. The intended audience consists of graduate students, starting scholars in the field of spare parts inventory control, and spare parts planning specialists in the industry.
In individual chapters the authors consider topics including: a basic single-location model; single-location models with multiple machine types and/or machine groups; the multi-location model with lateral transshipments; the classical METRIC model and its generalization to multi-indenture systems; and a single-location model with an explicit modeling of the repair capacity for failed parts and the priorities that one can set there.
Various chapters of the book are used in a master course at Eindhoven University of Technology and in a PhD course of the Graduate Program Operations Management and Logistics (a Dutch network that organizes PhD courses in the field of OM&L). The required pre-knowledge consists of probability theory and basic knowledge of Markov processes and queuing theory. End-of-chapter problems appear for all chapters, with some answers appearing in an appendix.
Hardcover: 215 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2015 edition (May 20, 2015)
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TPM in Process Industries (Step-By-Step Approach to TPM Implementation)
TPM in Process Industries (Step-By-Step Approach to TPM Implementation) Tokutaro Suzuki TPM (Total Productive Maintenance). Process industries have a particularly urgent need for collaborative equipment management systems, but until now have lacked for programs directed toward their specific needs. TPM in Process lndustries brings together top consultants from the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance to modify the original TPM Development Program. In this volume, they demonstrate how to analyze process environments and equipment issues including process loss structure and calculation, autonomous maintenance, equipment and process improvement, and quality maintenance. For all organizations managing large equipment, facing low operator/machine ratios, or implementing extensive improvement, this text is an invaluable resource.
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Productivity Press; New edition edition (May 1, 1994)
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Uptime: Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management
Uptime: Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management John Dixon Campbell Uptime describes the combination of activities that deliver fewer breakdowns, improved productive capacity, lower costs, and better environmental performance. The bestselling second edition of Uptime has been used as a textbook on maintenance management in several postsecondary institutions and by many companies as the model framework for their maintenance management programs.
Following in the tradition of its bestselling predecessors, Uptime: Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management, Third Edition explains how to deal with increasingly complex technologies, such as mobile and cloud computing, to support maintenance departments and set the stage for compliance with international standards for asset management.
This updated edition reflects a far broader and deeper wealth of experience and knowledge. In addition, it restructures its previous model of excellence slightly to align what must be done more closely with how to do it.
The book provides a strategy for developing and executing improvement plans that work well with the new values prevalent in today's workforce. It also explains how you can use seemingly competing improvement tools to complement and enhance each other.
Hardcover: 533 pages
Publisher: Productivity Press; 3 edition (August 18, 2015)
Older Editions: 2nd, 1st
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Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability: Theory and Applications
Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability: Theory and Applications Andrew K.S. Jardine, Albert H.C. Tsang A completely revised and updated edition of a bestseller, Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability: Theory and Applications, Second Edition supplies the tools needed for making data-driven physical asset management decisions. The well-received first edition quickly became a mainstay for professors, students, and professionals, with its clear presentation of concepts immediately applicable to real-life situations. However, research is ongoing and relentless-in only a few short years, much has changed.
New in the Second Edition:
- The role of maintenance in sustainability issues
- PAS 55, a framework for optimizing management assets
- Data management issues, including cases where data are unavailable or sparse
- How candidates for component replacement can be prioritized using the Jack-knife diagram
- Maximum Likelihood Estimated (MLE)
- Markov chains and knowledge elicitation procedures based on a Bayesian approach to parameter estimation
- E-learning materials now supplement two previous appendices (Statistics Primer and Weibull Analysis)
- Updated the appendix List of Applications of Maintenance Decision Optimization Models
Hardcover: 364 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 2 edition (May 28, 2013)
Older Editions: 1st
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Systems Failure Analysis
Systems Failure Analysis Joseph Berk Systems Failure Analysis gives your product teams the tools and concepts to get at the root causes of defects and failures in complex manufacturing and engineered systems. Whether the failure is a show stopper that brings an organization to a halt, or if your team wants to find and correct root causes of unacceptable variations in a system, the methods described in Systems Failure Analysis can help you identify and evaluate all potential failure causes, not just by jumping to conclusions on the perceived obvious ones. Quantifying the hidden factory of process variations also can help prevent failures and improve productivity and yields by reducing scrap or rework.
Hardcover: 202 pages
Publisher: ASM International (November 17, 2009)
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Offshore Pipelines, Second Edition: Design, Installation, and Maintenance
Offshore Pipelines, Second Edition: Design, Installation, and Maintenance Boyun Guo, Shanhong Song PhD, Ali Ghalambor PhD, Tian Ran Lin PhD The development of oil and gas fields offshore requires specialized pipeline equipment. The structures must be strong enough to with stand the harshest environments, and ensure that production is not interrupted and remains economically feasible. Two of the main objectives of CBM is maximizing reliability while preventing major or minor equipment malfunction and minimizing maintenance costs. CBM provides two major advantages: (1) an efficient approach for weighting maintenance objectives, and (2) a method for specifying physical methods for achieving those objectives. Maintenance cost and reliability objectives are calculated based on proportional hazards model and a control limit CBM replacement policy. Written primarily for engineers and management personnel working on offshore and deepwater oil and gas pipelines, this book covers the fundamentals needed to design, Install, and commission pipeline projects.
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing; 2nd edition (September 9, 2013)
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Complete Guide to Predictive and Preventive Maintenance
Complete Guide to Predictive and Preventive Maintenance Joel Levitt This book shares the best practices, mistakes, victories, and essential steps for success which the author has gleaned from working with countless organizations. Unlike other books that only focus on the engineering issues (task lists) or management issues (CMMS), this in-depth resource is the first to give true emphasize to the four aspects of success in preventive maintenance systems--engineering, management, economic, and psychological -- thereby enabling readers to have a balanced view and understanding of what is happening in their organizations. Additionally, it blends concrete actionable steps and structures with the theory behind the steps.
- Includes check sheets, history of PM, stories, photographs, and case histories.
- Contains a glossary of terms.
- Provides sample task lists for a variety of equipment with some of the logic behind each task.
- Offers templates for developing your own tasking.
- Includes protocols for detailed economic analysis with examples.Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; Second edition (June 15, 2011)
Older Editions: 2003
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Maintenance Engineering Handbook
Maintenance Engineering Handbook Keith Mobley Extensively updated to cover the latest technologies and methods, Maintenance Engineering Handbook, Eighth Edition offers in-depth details on identifying and repairing faulty equipment. This definitive resource focuses on proven best practices for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), inventory management, root-cause analysis, and performance management. This thoroughly revised edition contains new chapters on:
- Reliability-based maintenance
- Preventive maintenance
- Sustaining maintenance
- Ultrasonics
- Operating dynamics
- Simplified failure modes and effects analysis
- Criticality analysis
- Process and value-stream mapping
Hardcover: 704 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 8 edition (January 3, 2014)
Older Editions: 2003
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Learning from Failures: Decision Analysis of Major Disasters
Learning from Failures: Decision Analysis of Major Disasters Ashraf Labib Learning from Failures provides techniques to explore the root causes of specific disasters and how we can learn from them. It focuses on a number of well-known case studies, including: the sinking of the Titanic; the BP Texas City incident; the Chernobyl disaster; the NASA Space Shuttle Columbia accident; the Bhopal disaster; and the Concorde accident. This title is an ideal teaching aid, informed by the author's extensive teaching and practical experience and including a list of learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter, detailed derivation, and many solved examples for modeling and decision analysis.
This book discusses the value in applying different models as mental maps to analyze disasters. The analysis of these case studies helps to demonstrate how subjectivity that relies on opinions of experts can be turned into modeling approaches that can ensure repeatability and consistency of results. The book explains how the lessons learned by studying these individual cases can be applied to a wide range of industries.
This work is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will also be useful for industry professionals who wish to avoid repeating mistakes that resulted in devastating consequences.
Explores the root cause of disasters and various preventative measures
Links theory with practice in regard to risk, safety, and reliability analyses
Uses analytical techniques originating from reliability analysis of equipment failures, multiple criteria decision making, and artificial intelligence domains
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1st edition (July 4, 2014)
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Gas and Oil Reliability Engineering: Modeling and Analysis
Gas and Oil Reliability Engineering: Modeling and Analysis Eduardo Calixto Gas and Oil Reliability Engineering: Modeling and Analysis, Second Edition, provides the latest tactics and processes that can be used in oil and gas markets to improve reliability knowledge and reduce costs to stay competitive, especially while oil prices are low.
Updated with relevant analysis and case studies covering equipment for both onshore and offshore operations, this reference provides the engineer and manager with more information on lifetime data analysis (LDA), safety integrity levels (SILs), and asset management.
New chapters on safety, more coverage on the latest software, and techniques such as ReBi (Reliability-Based Inspection), ReGBI (Reliability Growth-Based Inspection), RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance), and LDA (Lifetime Data Analysis), and asset integrity management, make the book a critical resource that will arm engineers and managers with the basic reliability principles and standard concepts that are necessary to explain their use for reliability assurance for the oil and gas industry.
Hardcover: 808 pages
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing; 2 edition (June 10, 2016)
Older Editions: 2003
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Lubrication and Reliability Handbook
Lubrication and Reliability Handbook Michael J Neale This handbook helps engineers in industry with the operation and maintenance of machinery. It provides the information that these engineers need in a form that is instantly accessible and easy to read.
The manufacturers of machinery give guidelines on the operation, lubrication and maintenance required for their particular equipment. There are however many different machines in an industrial plant or service organisation, often supplied by many different manufacturers, and there is a need to select as many similar lubricants as possible and to use related machine techniques. This book bridges the gap which exists between the available data on the various machines by providing overall guidance on how to co-ordinate the recommendations of the various equipment makers. The handbook is for an industrial audience consisting of plant engineers and maintenance managers. It describes the essential theory and practice relating to matters of lubrication and reliability.
Hardcover: 202 pages
Publisher: ASM International (November 17, 2009)
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Software Reliability Engineering
Software Reliability Engineering John D. Musa This hands-on tutorial shows how to develop tests that ensure the reliability of software systems. Software developers learn how to establish reliable objectives, develop operational profiles, and prepare and execute test cases, as well as about useful formulae and recommended software tools. FAQ sections in each chapgter provide a useful way to review or reference specific information, and practical exercises allow readers to immediately apply what they have learned. John D. Musa is the author of "Software Reliability: Measurement, Prediction, Application".
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill (July 31, 1998)
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Software Reliability Engineering: More Reliable Software Faster and Cheaper
Software Reliability Engineering: More Reliable Software Faster and Cheaper John D. Musao Software Reliability Engineering is the classic guide to this time-saving practice for the software professional. ACM Software Engineering Notes praised it as: ".an introductory book, a reference, and an application book all compressed in a single volume.The author's experience in reliability engineering is apparent and his expertise is infused in the text." IEEE Computer noted: "Toward software you can depend on.This book illustrates the entire SRE process.An aid to systems engineers, systems architects, developers, and managers." This Second Edition is thoroughly rewritten for the latest SRE practice, enlarged 50%, and polished by thousands of practitioners. Added workshops help you apply what you learn to your project. Frequently asked questions were doubled to more than 700. The step-by-step process summary, software user manual, list of articles of SRE user experience, glossary, background sections, and exercises are all updated, enhanced, and exhaustively indexed.
Hardcover: 632 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse; 2nd edition (September 20, 2004)
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Introduction to Combinatorial Testing
Introduction to Combinatorial Testing D. Richard Kuhn, Raghu N. Kacker, Yu Lei Combinatorial testing of software analyzes interactions among variables using a very small number of tests. This advanced approach has demonstrated success in providing strong, low-cost testing in real-world situations. Introduction to Combinatorial Testing presents a complete self-contained tutorial on advanced combinatorial testing methods for real-world software.
The book introduces key concepts and procedures of combinatorial testing, explains how to use software tools for generating combinatorial tests, and shows how this approach can be integrated with existing practice. Detailed explanations and examples clarify how and why to use various techniques. Sections on cost and practical considerations describe tradeoffs and limitations that may impact resources or funding. While the authors introduce some of the theory and mathematics of combinatorial methods, readers can use the methods without in-depth knowledge of the underlying mathematics.
Accessible to undergraduate students and researchers in computer science and engineering, this book illustrates the practical application of combinatorial methods in software testing. Giving pointers to freely available tools and offering resources on a supplementary website, the book encourages readers to apply these methods in their own testing projects.
Paperback: 341 pages
Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; 1st edition (June 20, 2013)
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Software Product Quality Control
Software Product Quality Control Stefan Wagner This book guides you in setting up and running continuous quality control in your environment. Starting with a general introduction on the notion of quality, it elaborates what the differences between process and product quality are and provides definitions for quality-related terms often used without the required level of precision. On this basis, the work then discusses quality models as the foundation of quality control, explaining how to plan desired product qualities and how to ensure they are delivered throughout the entire lifecycle. Next it presents the main concepts and techniques of continuous quality control, discussing the quality control loop and its main techniques such as reviews or testing. In addition to sample scenarios in all chapters, the book is rounded out by a dedicated chapter highlighting several applications of different subsets of the presented quality control techniques in an industrial setting.
Hardcover: 210 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2013 edition (July 26, 2013)
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Software Reliability: Measurement, Prediction, Application
Software Reliability: Measurement, Prediction, Application John D. Musa, Anthony Iannino, Kazuhira Okumoto Revised and updated for professional software engineers, systems analysts and project managers, this highly acclaimed book provides key concepts of software reliability and practical solutions for measuring reliability.
Hardcover: 291 pages
Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill (Tx); Pro edition (December 1989)
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System Software Reliability
System Software Reliability Hoang Pham Computer software reliability has never been so important. Computers are used in areas as diverse as air traffic control, nuclear reactors, real-time military, industrial process control, security system control, biometric scan-systems, automotive, mechanical and safety control, and hospital patient monitoring systems. Many of these applications require critical functionality as software applications increase in size and complexity. This book is an introduction to software reliability engineering and a survey of the state-of-the-art techniques, methodologies and tools used to assess the reliability of software and combined software-hardware systems. Current research results are reported and future directions are signposted. This text will interest: graduate students as a course textbook introducing reliability engineering software; reliability engineers as a broad, up-to-date survey of the field; and researchers and lecturers in universities and research institutions as a one-volume reference.
Hardcover: 440 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2007 edition (November 2, 2006)
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Software Testing And Quality Assurance: Theory And Practice
Software Testing And Quality Assurance: Theory And Practice Kshirasagar Naik Topics covered include: key concepts in software quality assurance (sqa), sqa processes and metrics; the role of testing; basics of program testing; theory of program testing; code review; unit testing; test generation from control flow graphs, data flow graphs, and program domains; system integration; system testing; test execution; test automation; acceptance testing; quality metrics and reliability models.
chapter 1: basic concepts and preliminaries
chapter 2: theory of program testing
chapter 3: unit testing
chapter 4: control flow testing
chapter 5: data flow testing
chapter 6: domain testing
chapter 7: system integration
chapter 8: system test categories
chapter 9: functional testing
chapter 10: test generation from fsm models
chapter 11: system test design
chapter 12: system test planning and automation
chapter 13: system test execution
chapter 14: acceptance testing
chapter 15: software reliabilty
chapter 16: test team organization
chapter 17: software quality
chapter 18: maturity models.
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Publisher: Wiley India Private Limited; 1 edition (June 10, 2010)
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Software Testing: A Craftsman's Approach
Software Testing: A Craftsman's Approach Paul C. Jorgensen This updated and reorganized fourth edition of Software Testing: A Craftsman's Approach applies the strong mathematics content of previous editions to a coherent treatment of Model-Based Testing for both code-based (structural) and specification-based (functional) testing. These techniques are extended from the usual unit testing discussions to full coverage of less understood levels integration and system testing.
- Emphasizes technical inspections and is supplemented by an appendix with a full package of documents required for a sample Use Case technical inspection
- Introduces an innovative approach that merges the Event-Driven Petri Nets from the earlier editions with the "Swim Lane" concept from the Unified Modeling Language (UML) that permits model-based testing for four levels of interaction among constituents in a System of Systems
- Introduces model-based development and provides an explanation of how to conduct testing within model-based development environments
- Presents a new section on methods for testing software in an Agile programming environment
- Explores test-driven development, reexamines all-pairs testing, and explains the four contexts of software testing
Hardcover: 494 pages
Publisher: Auerbach Publications; 4 edition (October 18, 2013)
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Software Testing
Software Testing Ron Patton Software Testing, Second Edition provides practical insight into the world of software testing and quality assurance. Learn how to find problems in any computer program, how to plan an effective test approach and how to tell when software is ready for release. Updated from the previous edition in 2000 to include a chapter that specifically deals with testing software for security bugs, the processes and techniques used throughout the book are timeless. This book is an excellent investment if you want to better understand what your Software Test team does or you want to write better software.
Hardcover: 408 pages
Publisher: Sams Publishing; 2 edition (August 5, 2005)
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Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach
Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach Cem Kaner, James Bach, Bret Pettichord Decades of software testing experience condensed into the most important lessons learned.
The world's leading software testing experts lend you their wisdom and years of experience to help you avoid the most common mistakes in testing software. Each lesson is an assertion related to software testing, followed by an explanation or example that shows you the how, when, and why of the testing lesson. More than just tips, tricks, and pitfalls to avoid, Lessons Learned in Software Testing speeds you through the critical testing phase of the software development project without the extensive trial and error it normally takes to do so. The ultimate resource for software testers and developers at every level of expertise, this guidebook features:
- Over 200 lessons gleaned from over 30 years of combined testing experience
- Tips, tricks, and common pitfalls to avoid by simply reading the book rather than finding out the hard way
- Lessons for all key topic areas, including test design, test management, testing strategies, and bug reporting
- Explanations and examples of each testing trouble spot help illustrate each lesson's assertion
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 31, 2001)
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Using Event-B for Critical Device Software Systems
Using Event-B for Critical Device Software Systems Neeraj Kumar Singh Defining a new development life-cycle methodology, together with a set of associated techniques and tools to develop highly critical systems using formal techniques, this book adopts a rigorous safety assessment approach explored via several layers (from requirements analysis to automatic source code generation).
This is assessed and evaluated via a standard case study: the cardiac pacemaker. Additionally a formalisation of an Electrocardiogram (ECG) is used to identify anomalies in order to improve existing medical protocols. This allows the key issue - that formal methods are not currently integrated into established critical systems development processes - to be discussed in a highly effective and informative way.
Using Event-B for Critical Device Software Systems serves as a valuable resource for researchers and students of formal methods. The assessment of critical systems development is applicable to all industries, but engineers and physicians from the health domain will find the cardiac pacemaker case study of particular value.
Hardcover: 326 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2013 edition (June 20, 2013)
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The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook
The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook Michael L. George, John Maxey, David Rowlands, Mark Price The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook blends Lean and Six Sigma tools and concepts, providing expert advice on how to determine which tool within a "family" is best for different purposes. Packed with detailed examples and step-by step instructions, it's the ideal handy reference guide to help Green and Black Belts make the transition from the classroom to the field.
Features brief summaries and examples of the 70 most important tools in Lean Six Sigma, such as "Pull," "Heijunka," and "Control Charts"
Groups tools by purpose and usage
Offers a quick, easy reference on using the DMAIC improvement cycle
Provides comprehensive coverage in a compact, portable format
Paperback: 225 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (August 1, 2004)
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A Guide to Six Sigma and Process Improvement for Practitioners and Students: Foundations, DMAIC, Tools, Cases, and Certification
A Guide to Six Sigma and Process Improvement for Practitioners and Students: Foundations, DMAIC, Tools, Cases, and Certification Howard S. Gitlow, Richard J. Melnyck, David M. Levine Step by step, they systematically walk you through the five-step DMAIC implementation process, with detailed examples and many real-world case studies. You'll find practical coverage of Six Sigma statistics and management techniques, from dashboards and control charts to hypothesis testing and experiment design. Drawing on their extensive experience consulting on Six Sigma and leading major Lean and quality initiatives, Gitlow and Melnyck offer up-to-date coverage of:
- What Six Sigma can do, and how to manage it effectively
- Six Sigma roles, responsibilities, and terminology
- Running Six Sigma programs with Dashboards and Control Charts
- Mastering each DMAIC phase: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control
- Understanding foundational Six Sigma statistics: probability, probability distributions, sampling distributions, and interval estimation
- Pursuing Six Sigma Champion or Green Belt Certification, and more
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Pearson FT Press; 2 edition (May 10, 2015)
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Statistical Quality Control
Statistical Quality Control Douglas C. Montgomery This new edtion provides comprehensive treatment of the major aspects of using statistical methodology for quality control and improvement.
Hardcover: 768 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 7 edition (June 19, 2012)
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What is Lean Six Sigma
What is Lean Six Sigma Michael L. George, David Rowlands, Bill Kastle A quick introduction on how to use Lean Six Sigma to improve your workplace, meet your goals, and better serve your customers.
Lean Six Sigma combines the two most important improvement trends of our time: making work better (using Six Sigma) and making work faster (using Lean principles). In this plain-English guide, you'll discover how this remarkable quality improvement method can give you the tools to identify and eliminate waste and quality problems in your own work area.
Packed with diagrams, cartoons, and real-life examples, What is Lean Six Sigma? reveals the "four keys" of Lean Six Sigma and how they apply to your own job:
Delight your customers with speed and quality
Improve your processes
Work together for maximum gain
Base decisions on data and facts
You'll see the big picture of what your company hopes to gain with Lean Six Sigma, how it may affect your work area, and what it can mean to you personally.
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (November 17, 2003)
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The Six Sigma Handbook
The Six Sigma Handbook Thomas Pyzdek, Paul Keller This thoroughly revised, industry standard guide delivers all the information you need to apply Lean Six Sigma techniques and dramatically improve processes, profitability, sustainability, and long-term growth. Written by two of the foremost authorities in the field, the book contains full explanations of the latest lean, problem solving and change management principles and methods. You will discover how to build the best teams and foster effective leadership while maximizing customer satisfaction and boosting profits. The book includes coverage of the recently released Minitab 18.
The Six Sigma Handbook, Fifth Edition covers:
- Building the responsive Six Sigma organization
- Recognizing and capitalizing on opportunity
- Data-driven management
- Maximizing resources
- Project management using DMAIC and DMADV
- The define phase
- The measure phase
- Process behavior charts
- Measurement systems evaluation
- The analyze phase
- The improve/design phase
- The control/verify phase
Hardcover: 720 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 5 edition (July 23, 2018)
Older Editions: 2009
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Lean Six Sigma: Combining Six Sigma Quality with Lean Production Speed
Lean Six Sigma: Combining Six Sigma Quality with Lean Production Speed Michael L. George Explains how to impact a company's performance by combining the strength of Lean Production and Six Sigma. This book shows how Lean and Six Sigma methods complement each other. It outlines a program for combining the synergies of these initiatives to provide the organization with greater speed, less process variation, and more bottom-line impact.
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (April 25, 2002)
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Quality Toolbox
Quality Toolbox Nancy R. Tague The Quality Toolbox is a comprehensive reference of 148 quality tools and variations, with step by step instructions and examples There are tools for generating, organizing, and evaluating ideas, analyzing processes, determining root causes, planning, basic data-handling, and more. The book is written and organized to be easy to use so that anyone can find and learn new tools without needing an instructor.
Paperback: 558 pages
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press; 2nd edition (March 30, 2005)
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Lean Six Sigma Using SigmaXL and Minitab
Lean Six Sigma Using SigmaXL and Minitab Issa Bass Written by a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Ph.D., this practical guide to Lean Six Sigma project execution follows the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) roadmap. The many real-world examples used in the book offer in-depth theoretical analyses and are implemented using the two most popular statistical software suites--SigmaXL and Minitab. This expert resource covers Lean topics ranging from basic data analysis to complex design of experiments and statistical process control. Harness the power of SigmaXL and Minitab and enable sustained positive operational results throughout your organization with help from this authoritative guide. Lean Six Sigma Using SigmaXL and Minitab explains how to:
Define the project goals, project manager, value statement, stakeholders, and risk
Schedule tasks using the Gantt chart, critical path analysis, and program evaluation and review technique
Capture the voice of internal and external customers
Assess the cost of quality
Gather data and measure process performance
Perform process capabilities analysis
Apply Lean Six Sigma metrics to determine baseline performance
Implement analysis techniques such as Pareto analysis, value stream mapping, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), and regression analysis
Identify constraints via factorial experiments, and implement process improvements
Monitor production performance using statistical process control
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (February 2, 2009)
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The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook: Tools and Methods for Process Acceleration
The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook: Tools and Methods for Process Acceleration Frank Voehl, H. James Harrington, Chuck Mignosa, Rich Charron The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook: Tools and Methods for Process Acceleration explains how to integrate these seemingly dissimilar approaches to increase production speed while decreasing variations and costs in your organization.
Presenting problem-solving tools you can use to immediately determine the sources of the problems in your organization, the book is based on a recent survey that analyzed Six Sigma tools to determine which are the most beneficial. Although it focuses on the most commonly used tools, it also includes coverage of those used a minimum of two times on every five Six Sigma projects.
Filled with diagrams of the tools you'll need, the book supplies a comprehensive framework to help you for organize and process the vast amount of information currently available about Lean, quality management, and continuous improvement process applications. It begins with an overview of Six Sigma, followed by little-known tips for using Lean Six Sigma (LSS) effectively. It examines the LSS quality system, its supporting organization, and the different roles involved.
Hardcover: 621 pages
Publisher: Productivity Press; 1st edition (July 9, 2013)
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The Lean Handbook: A Guide to the Bronze Certification Body of Knowledge
The Lean Handbook: A Guide to the Bronze Certification Body of Knowledge Anthony Manos, Chad Vincent This handbook s intention is to gather into a single reference the information related to the joint lean certification program of SME, AME, The Shingo Prize, and ASQ. This book will enhance your understanding of the certification s Body of Knowledge (BOK) as a whole and give you a more holistic look at lean. This comprehensive handbook covers all the topics included in the BOK: cultural enablers, continuous process improvement, consistent lean enterprise culture, and business results. Written by a team of lean experts with years of experience in the field, it will be indispensible to anyone interested in implementing and sustaining a lean initiative. The book is written, by design, at the Bronze Level for certification knowledge. This means that the weightings used in the Lean BOK for the Bronze Certification were considered for the depth and breadth of material considered for each rubric. By addressing the Lean BOK at the Bronze Level, this book provides a basic understanding of the lean principles, systems, and tools at a tactical level to drive improvements with measureable results. Material from several lean practitioners with differing backgrounds and experience has been gathered to create this handbook, which serves as an ideal starting point for practitioners who want both a holistic view of lean in general and also specifically the BOK of this groundbreaking joint certification program.
Hardcover: 450 pages
Publisher: Quality Press (July 6, 2012)
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Certified Quality Engineer Primer
Certified Quality Engineer Primer Quality Council of Indiana 1. Certification Overview: Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Body of Knowledge (BoK)
2. Management and Leadership: Quality Foundations, Continuous Improvement Foundations, Quality Management Systems, Strategic Planning, Deployment, Stakeholders, Benchmarking, Project Management, Quality Information Systems
3. Quality Systems: Quality Systems Elements, Quality System Documentation, Quality Standards and Guidelines, Industry Standards, Baldrige National Quality Program (BNQP), Quality Audits, Audit Types, Audit Responsibilities, Cost of Quality, Quality Cost Categories, Quality Cost Bases, Quality Training, Training Needs Assessment, Training Effectiveness, References
4. Product and Process Design: Quality Characteristics, Design Inputs and Review, Technical Drawings, Design Verification, Reliability and Maintainability, Preventive Maintenance, R&M Indices, Reliability Models, Hazard Assessment Tools, References
5. Product and Process Control, Methods, Control Plans, Material Control, Material Identification, Material Segregation, Material Classification, Material Review Board (MRB), Acceptance Sampling, Sampling Concepts, Sampling Standards, Sampling Integrity
6. Testing and Measurement: Quality Control Tools, Management and Planning Tools, Improvement Methodologies, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), Six Sigma, Total quality management (TQM), Kaizen, Theory of Constraints, Lean Tools, Corrective and Preventive Actions, Root Cause Analysis, Mistake Proofing, References
7. Continuous Improvement: Quality Control Tools, Management and Planning Tools, Improvement Methodologies, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), Six Sigma, Total quality management (TQM), Kaizen, Theory of Constraints, Lean Tools, Corrective and Preventive Actions, Root Cause Analysis, Mistake Proofing, References
8. Quantitative Methods: Collecting Data, Types of Data, Measurement Scales, Data Collection Methods, Data Accuracy, Descriptive Statistics, Graphical Relationships, Quantitative Concepts, Statistical Conclusions, Probability Terms, Probability Distributions, Continuous Distributions, Discrete Distributions, References
9. Statistical Tools: Statistical Process Control, Objectives, Common vs. Special Causes, Rational Sub-grouping, Control Charts, Control Chart Analysis, Pre-control Charts, Short-Run Statistical Process Control (SPC), Capability, Capability Studies, Performance vs. Specifications, Capability Indices, Performance Indices, References
10. Statistical Applications: Point Estimates, Confidence Intervals, Hypothesis Testing, Paired-Comparison Tests, Goodness-of-Fit Tests, Contingency Tables, Analysis of Variance, Relationships Between Variables, Linear Regression, Simple Linear Correlation, Time-Series Analysis, Design of Experiments, Terminology, Planning Experiments, Block Experiments, Full-Factorial Experiments, Fractional Factorials, Other Designs, References
11. Risk Management: Risk Oversight, Risk Assessment, Risk Control, References
12. Appendix: Answers
Ring-bound: 882 pages and 400 questions and answers
Publisher: Quality Council Of Indiana (2018)
Publisher Website
CQE Primer Sample Section
American Society for Quality (ASQ) CQE Body of Knowledge (BoK)
ASQ CQE Certification Requirements
Information from ASQ on CQE Certification
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Certified Quality Engineer Solutions
Certified Quality Engineer Solutions Quality Council of Indiana Solutions manual for the Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Primer
Paperback:
Publisher Website
CQE Solutions Manual Sample Section
Publisher: Quality Council Of Indiana (2018)
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The Certified Quality Engineer Handbook
The Certified Quality Engineer Handbook Sarah E. Burke, Rachel T. Silvestrini Like the previous editions of The Certified Quality Engineer Handbook, this fourth edition is intended to provide the quality professional with a reference book aligned with the ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Body of Knowledge (BoK). The book was not written solely as a study guide to pass the certification exam, but rather as a comprehensive guide to the field of quality engineering. Therefore, most of the chapters include material that goes well beyond the CQE exam requirements.
Based on the changes to the CQE BoK, as well as helpful feedback from colleagues and reviewers, this revised edition contains the following major changes:
- A new chapter on risk management
- An extensively updated glossary
- New and updated references
- A new layout
The editors included many new textbook and journal article references throughout the entire book. Within the discussion of continuous improvement methods, they added descriptions of and references to several case studies. These case studies, which include applications in the service industry, give the reader a broader context on how to apply many of the methods discussed in a real-life scenario. In particular, some of these case studies are related to quality in the service industry. Additionally, the editors updated discussions of and references to new technology important to the quality professional, such as Industry 4.0.
Publisher Website
Hardcover: 684 pages
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press; 4th edition (2017)
Older Editions: 3rd
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The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer
The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer Jeffrey Liker In factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors. The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability.
Complete with profiles of organizations that have successfully adopted Toyota's principles, this book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by:
- Eliminating wasted time and resources
- Building quality into workplace systems
- Finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new technology
- Producing in small quantities
- Turning every employee into a qualitycontrol inspector
Hardcover: 330 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (January 7, 2004)
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Binomial Distribution Handbook for Scientists and Engineers
Binomial Distribution Handbook for Scientists and Engineers E. von Collani, Klaus Drager This book deals with estimating and testing the probability of an event. It aims at providing practitioners with refined and easy to use techniques as well as initiating a new field of research in theoretical statistics. Practical, comprehensive tables for data analysis of the experimental state of investigations are included. Statisticians and practitioners will find this book an essential reference.
Hardcover: 357 pages
Publisher: Birkhauser; 2001 edition (June 1, 2001)
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Sample Size Determination and Power
Sample Size Determination and Power Thomas P. Ryan Sample Size Determination and Power features a modern introduction to the applicability of sample size determination and provides a variety of discussions on broad topics including epidemiology, microarrays, survival analysis and reliability, design of experiments, regression, and confidence intervals.
The book distinctively merges applications from numerous fields such as statistics, biostatistics, the health sciences, and engineering in order to provide a complete introduction to the general statistical use of sample size determination. Advanced topics including multivariate analysis, clinical trials, and quality improvement are addressed, and in addition, the book provides considerable guidance on available software for sample size determination.
Hardcover: 404 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (July 22, 2013)
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Sample Size Calculations: Practical Methods for Engineers and Scientists
Sample Size Calculations: Practical Methods for Engineers and Scientists Paul Mathews Sample Size Calculations: Practical Methods for Engineers and Scientists presents power and sample size calculations for common statistical analyses including methods for means, standard deviations, proportions, counts, regression, correlation, and measures of agreement. Topics of special interest to quality engineering professionals include designed experiments, reliability studies, statistical process control, acceptance sampling, process capability analysis, statistical tolerancing, and gage error studies. The book emphasizes approximate methods, but exact methods are presented when the approximate methods fail. Monte Carlo and bootstrap methods are introduced for situations that don't satisfy the assumptions of the analytical methods. Solutions are presented for more than 170 example problems and solutions for selected example problems using PASS, MINITAB, Piface, and R are posted on the Internet.
Paperback: 338 pages
Publisher: Mathews Malnar and Bailey, Inc. (February 24, 2010)
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Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies
Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies Joseph Schmuller Stunned by statistics? Exhausted by Excel? Relax! Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies, 4th Edition shows you how to use the world's most popular spreadsheet program to crunch numbers and interpret statistics - even if you've never taken a statistics or advanced math course. In no time, you'll learn to use Excel to create and translate statistics in everyday life, understand common statistical terms, and improve your classroom or professional skills.
Statistics has a reputation for being a challenging, math-intensive pursuit - but it doesn't have to make your palms sweat. Using a minimum of equations and assuming no prior knowledge of statistics or Excel, this hands-on guide cuts through the jargon and shows you how to make sense of formulas and functions, charts and PivotTables, samples and normal distributions, probabilities and related distributions, trends and correlations, and much more.
Paperback: 552 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 4 edition (July 25, 2016)
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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Using Microsoft Excel 2016
Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Using Microsoft Excel 2016 Neil J. Salkind Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Using Microsoft Excel 2016, Fourth Edition presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is clear, informative, and personable. Researchers and students will appreciate the book's unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Opening with an introduction to Excel 2016, including coverage of how to use functions and formulas, this edition also shows students how to install the Excel Data Analysis Tools option to access a host of useful analytical techniques. The book walks readers through various statistical procedures, beginning with simple descriptive statistics, correlations, and graphical representations of data, and ending with inferential techniques, analysis of variance, and a new introductory chapter on working with large datasets and data mining using Excel.
Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 4 edition (March 4, 2016)
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Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight
Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight John W. Foreman Data Science gets thrown around in the press like it's magic. Major retailers are predicting everything from when their customers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of Chuck Taylors. It's a brave new world where seemingly meaningless data can be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart business decisions.
But how does one exactly do data science? Do you have to hire one of these priests of the dark arts, the "data scientist," to extract this gold from your data? Nope.
Data science is little more than using straight-forward steps to process raw data into actionable insight. And in Data Smart, author and data scientist John Foreman will show you how that's done within the familiar environment of a spreadsheet.
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 4, 2013)
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Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling
Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling Wayne Winston Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2016, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel's newest tools to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. This edition adds 150+ new problems with solutions, plus a chapter of basic spreadsheet models to make sure you're fully up to speed.
- Solve real business problems with Excel-and build your competitive advantage
- Quickly transition from Excel basics to sophisticated analytics
- Summarize data by using PivotTables and Descriptive Statistics
- Use Excel trend curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing
- Master advanced functions such as OFFSET and INDIRECT
- Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions
- Leverage the new charts in Excel 2016 (including box and whisker and waterfall charts)
- Make charts more effective by using Power View
- Tame complex optimizations by using Excel Solver
- Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models
- Work with the AGGREGATE function and table slicers
- Create PivotTables from data in different worksheets or workbooks
- Learn about basic probability and Bayes' Theorem
- Automate repetitive tasks by using macros
Paperback: 864 pages
Publisher: Microsoft Press; 5 edition (December 19, 2016)
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Advanced Excel for scientific data analysis
Advanced Excel for scientific data analysis Robert de Levie New visualization tools, added emphasis on common computational pitfalls, and many new examples, plus an extensive set of directly applicable sample functions and macros for often-encountered data analysis problems, all open-access and freely available under the GNU General Public License. *** A collection of 125 additional matrix functions (increased from Excel's 5) including for eigenvalue and singular value problems of real and complex matrices, thanks to the work of Leonardo Volpi and coworkers. *** About 300 additional functions for calculating in extended precision, of up to over 32,000 decimals, covering all of Excel's Math & Trig, Statistical, and Engineering functions and many more, a project started by Leonardo Volpi and recently greatly enlarged by John Beyers. *** Still, you can use just as much power as you need. The included least squares macro xnLS operates as easily as its double-precision cousin LS, and only needs 35 decimals to ace all of the NIST StRD linear regression tests, decimal for decimal. *** All of these free, open-access add-ins retain the ease of use and transparency of the spreadsheet, and do not require you to write any VBA code. If you ever doubted the computational power and accuracy of Excel for scientific data analysis, read this book, try out its exercises, and judge for yourself. *** However, if you want to create VBA routines to solve your own problems, or wish to write special functions for your students or coworkers, extensive help is provided on how to write and validate these, and to make such custom add-ins fit seamlessly within Excel.
Paperback: 672 pages
Publisher: Atlantic Academic LLC (2012)
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