Practical Reliability Analysis

Practical Reliability Analysis

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For undergraduate courses in Quality Control, Reliability Engineering, and Mechanical Design.

Containing real-life examples from the author's professional career experiences, this book offers students useful insights and practical analysis of reliability engineering concepts and design problems. It demonstrates both qualitative and quantitative analysis by these illustrative examples and case studies-both during early design stages and during investigation.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 190.5 x 245.9 x 22.9mm | 730.3g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130420204
  • 9780130420206

Table of contents

1. Reliability Terms and Definitions.

2. Confidence Limits and Their Use in Reliability Analysis.

3. Reliability Program Tasks.

4. The Benefits of Reliability Testing to Product Design.

5. Mechanical Design Impact on Electronic Component Reliability.

6. Thermal Factors and Reliability.

7. The Impact of Water on Product Reliability.

8. Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting Methods.

9. The Design Concept's Impact on Reliability Performance.

10. Reliability Graphs and Duane Growth Curves.

11. Using Hypothesis Testing to Solve Reliability Problems.

12. Software Reliability Concepts.

13. Maintainability Concepts.

14. Reliability Evaluations and Prototypes.

15. Reliability Management.

16. Epilogue:-Other Useful Skills.


Appendix A. Statistical Tables.

Appendix B. References and Source Material.

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About Ken Neubeck

Ken Neubeck has accrued over two decades of reliability engineering experience in the aerospace and commercial fields. After obtaining his B.S. and M.S. degrees in applied math from SUNY at Stony Brook, he started employment with the Fairchild Republic Company and worked on the A-10 Close Air Support Aircraft program as a reliability engineer for over twelve years. After the company closed in 1987, he continued as a reliability engineer for electronics companies and other commercial businesses. Ken has written books on the A-10 and F-105 aircraft as well as on amateur radio topics where he holds the call sign WB2AMU. He continues to conduct extensive research in the area of radio propagation.
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