System Reliability Theory

Author: Marvin Rausand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047147133X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Mathematics

A thoroughly updated and revised look at system reliability theory Since the first edition of this popular text was published nearly a decade ago, new standards have changed the focus of reliability engineering and introduced new concepts and terminology not previously addressed in the engineering literature. Consequently, the Second Edition of System Reliability Theory: Models, Statistical Methods, and Applications has been thoroughly rewritten and updated to meet current standards. To maximize its value as a pedagogical tool, the Second Edition features: Additional chapters on reliability of maintained systems and reliability assessment of safety-critical systems Discussion of basic assessment methods for operational availability and production regularity New concepts and terminology not covered in the first edition Revised sequencing of chapters for better pedagogical structure New problems, examples, and cases for a more applied focus An accompanying Web site with solutions, overheads, and supplementary information With its updated practical focus, incorporation of industry feedback, and many new examples based on real industry problems and data, the Second Edition of this important text should prove to be more useful than ever for students, instructors, and researchers alike.

System Reliability Theory

Author: Arnljot Høyland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470317747
Release Date: 2009-09-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A comprehensive introduction to reliability analysis. The first section provides a thorough but elementary prologue to reliability theory. The latter half comprises more advanced analytical tools including Markov processes, renewal theory, life data analysis, accelerated life testing and Bayesian reliability analysis. Features numerous worked examples. Each chapter concludes with a selection of problems plus additional material on applications.

Reliability of Safety Critical Systems

Author: Marvin Rausand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118553381
Release Date: 2014-03-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Presents the theory and methodology for reliabilityassessments of safety-critical functions through examples from awide range of applications Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory andApplications provides a comprehensive introduction toreliability assessments of safety-related systems based onelectrical, electronic, and programmable electronic (E/E/PE)technology. With a focus on the design and development phases ofsafety-critical systems, the book presents theory and methodsrequired to document compliance with IEC 61508 and the associatedsector-specific standards. Combining theory and practical applications, Reliability ofSafety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications implements keysafety-related strategies and methods to meet quantitative safetyintegrity requirements. In addition, the book details a variety ofreliability analysis methods that are needed during all stages of asafety-critical system, beginning with specification and design andadvancing to operations, maintenance, and modification control. Thekey categories of safety life-cycle phases are featured, includingstrategies for the allocation of reliability performancerequirements; assessment methods in relation to design; andreliability quantification in relation to operation andmaintenance. Issues and benefits that arise from complex moderntechnology developments are featured, as well as: Real-world examples from large industry facilities with majoraccident potential and products owned by the general public such ascars and tools Plentiful worked examples throughout that provide readers witha deeper understanding of the core concepts and aid in the analysisand solution of common issues when assessing all facets ofsafety-critical systems Approaches that work on a wide scope of applications and can beapplied to the analysis of any safety-critical system A brief appendix of probability theory for reference With an emphasis on how safety-critical functions are introducedinto systems and facilities to prevent or mitigate the impact of anaccident, this book is an excellent guide for professionals,consultants, and operators of safety-critical systems who carry outpractical, risk, and reliability assessments of safety-criticalsystems. Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory andApplications is also a useful textbook for courses inreliability assessment of safety-critical systems and reliabilityengineering at the graduate-level, as well as for consultingcompanies offering short courses in reliability assessment ofsafety-critical systems.

Product Reliability

Author: D. N. Prabhakar Murthy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848002715
Release Date: 2008-05-23
Genre: Business & Economics

As an overview of reliability performance and specification in new product development, Product Reliability is suitable for managers responsible for new product development. The methodology for making decisions relating to reliability performance and specification will be of use to engineers involved in product design and development. This book can be used as a text for graduate courses on design, manufacturing, new product development and operations management and in various engineering disciplines.

Risk Assessment

Author: Marvin Rausand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118281109
Release Date: 2013-06-12
Genre: Mathematics

An introduction to risk assessment that utilizes key theory andstate-of-the-art applications With its balanced coverage of theory and applications along withstandards and regulations, Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, andApplications serves as a comprehensive introduction to thetopic. The book serves as a practical guide to current riskanalysis and risk assessment, emphasizing the possibility ofsudden, major accidents across various areas of practice frommachinery and manufacturing processes to nuclear power plants andtransportation systems. The author applies a uniform framework to the discussion of eachmethod, setting forth clear objectives and descriptions, while alsoshedding light on applications, essential resources, and advantagesand disadvantages. Following an introduction that provides anoverview of risk assessment, the book is organized into twosections that outline key theory, methods, and applications. Introduction to Risk Assessment defines key concepts anddetails the steps of a thorough risk assessment along with thenecessary quantitative risk measures. Chapters outline the overallrisk assessment process, and a discussion of accident models andaccident causation offers readers new insights into how and whyaccidents occur to help them make better assessments. Risk Assessment Methods and Applications carefullydescribes the most relevant methods for risk assessment, includingpreliminary hazard analysis, HAZOP, fault tree analysis, and eventtree analysis. Here, each method is accompanied by a self-containeddescription as well as workflow diagrams and worksheets thatillustrate the use of discussed techniques. Important problem areasin risk assessment, such as barriers and barrier analysis, humanerrors, and human reliability, are discussed along with uncertaintyand sensitivity analysis. Each chapter concludes with a listing of resources for furtherstudy of the topic, and detailed appendices outline main resultsfrom probability and statistics, related formulas, and a listing ofkey terms used in risk assessment. A related website featuresproblems that allow readers to test their comprehension of thepresented material and supplemental slides to facilitate thelearning process. Risk Assessment is an excellent book for courses on riskanalysis and risk assessment at the upper-undergraduate andgraduate levels. It also serves as a valuable reference forengineers, researchers, consultants, and practitioners who use riskassessment techniques in their everyday work.

Complex System Maintenance Handbook

Author: Khairy Ahmed Helmy Kobbacy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848000100
Release Date: 2008-04-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This utterly comprehensive work is thought to be the first to integrate the literature on the physics of the failure of complex systems such as hospitals, banks and transport networks. It has chapters on particular aspects of maintenance written by internationally-renowned researchers and practitioners. This book will interest maintenance engineers and managers in industry as well as researchers and graduate students in maintenance, industrial engineering and applied mathematics.

Advances in Safety Reliability and Risk Management

Author: Christophe Berenguer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203135105
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management contains the papers presented at the 20th European Safety and Reliability (ESREL 2011) annual conference in Troyes, France, in September 2011. The books covers a wide range of topics, including: Accident and Incident Investigation; Bayesian methods; Crisis and Emergency Management; Decision Making under Risk; Dynamic Reliability; Fault Diagnosis, Prognosis and System Health Management; Fault Tolerant Control and Systems; Human Factors and Human Reliability; Maintenance Modelling and Optimisation; Mathematical Methods in Reliability and Safety; Occupational Safety; Quantitative Risk Assessment; Reliability and Safety Data Collection and Analysis; Risk and Hazard Analysis; Risk Governance; Risk Management; Safety Culture and Risk Perception; Structural Reliability and Design Codes; System Reliability Analysis; Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis. Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management will be of interest to academics and professionals working in a wide range of scientific, industrial and governmental sectors, including: Aeronautics and Aerospace; Chemical and Process Industry; Civil Engineering; Critical Infrastructures; Energy; Information Technology and Telecommunications; Land Transportation; Manufacturing; Maritime Transportation; Mechanical Engineering; Natural Hazards; Nuclear Industry; Offshore Industry; Policy Making and Public Planning.