Probabilistic Reliability Models

Author: Igor A. Ushakov
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118370767
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Practical Approaches to Reliability Theory in Cutting-EdgeApplications Probabilistic Reliability Models helps readers understandand properly use statistical methods and optimal resource allocation to solve engineeringproblems. The author supplies engineers with a deeper understanding ofmathematical models while also equipping mathematically oriented readers with a fundamentalknowledge of the engineeringrelated applications at the center of model building. The book showcasesthe use of probability theory and mathematical statistics to solve common, real-worldreliability problems. Following an introduction to the topic, subsequent chapters explore keysystems and models including: • Unrecoverable objects and recoverable systems • Methods of direct enumeration • Markov models and heuristic models • Performance effectiveness • Time redundancy • System survivability • Aging units and their related systems • Multistate systems Detailed case studies illustrate the relevance of the discussedmethods to real-world technical projects including software failure avalanches, gas pipelineswith underground storage, and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) control systems.Numerical examples and detailed explanations accompany each topic, and exercises throughoutallow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material. Probabilistic Reliability Models is an excellent book forstatistics, engineering, and operations research courses on applied probability at theupper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book is also a valuable reference for professionals andresearchers working in industry who would like a mathematical review of reliability models and therelevant applications.

Probabilistic Reliability Engineering

Author: Boris Gnedenko
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471305026
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With the growing complexity of engineered systems, reliability hasincreased in importance throughout the twentieth century. Initiallydeveloped to meet practical needs, reliability theory has become anapplied mathematical discipline that permits a priori evaluationsof various reliability indices at the design stages. Theseevaluations help engineers choose an optimal system structure,improve methods of maintenance, and estimate the reliability on thebasis of special testing. Probabilistic Reliability Engineeringfocuses on the creation of mathematical models for solving problemsof system design. Broad and authoritative in its content, Probabilistic ReliabilityEngineering covers all mathematical models associated withprobabilistic methods of reliability analysis, including--unique tothis book--maintenance and cost analysis, as well as many newresults of probabilistic testing. To provide readers with all necessary background material, thistext incorporates a thorough review of the fundamentals ofprobability theory and the theory of stochastic processes. Itoffers clear and detailed treatment of reliability indices, thestructure function, load-strength reliability models, distributionswith monotone intensity functions, repairable systems, the Markovmodels, analysis of performance effectiveness, two-pole networks,optimal redundancy, optimal technical diagnosis, and heuristicmethods in reliability. Throughout the text, an abundance of realworld examples and case studies illustrate and illuminate thetheoretical points under consideration. For engineers in design, operations research, and maintenance, aswell as cost analysts and R&D managers, ProbabilisticReliability Engineering offers the most lucid, comprehensivetreatment of the subject available anywhere. About the editor JAMES A. FALK is Professor and Chairman of the Department ofOperations Research at George Washington University. In addition tohis numerous publications, Dr. Falk has lectured internationally asa Fulbright Lecturer. Of related interest... The reliability-testing "bible" for three generations of EasternEuropean scientists, adapted for Western scientists andengineers... HANDBOOK OF RELIABILITY ENGINEERING Originally published in the USSR, Handbook of ReliabilityEngineering set the standard for the reliability testing oftechnical systems for nearly three generations of appliedscientists and engineers. Authored by a group of prominent Sovietspecialists in reliability, it provides professionals and studentswith a comprehensive reference covering mathematical formulas andtechniques for incorporating reliability into engineering designsand testing procedures. Divided into twenty-four self-containedchapters, the Handbook details reliability fundamentals, examinescommon reliability problems and solutions, provides a collection ofcomputation formulas, and illustrates practical applications. The Handbook's Russian editor and internationally recognized expertIgor A. Ushakov has joined with American engineering professionalsto bring this indispensable resource to English-speaking engineersand scientists. 1994 (0-471-57173-3) 663 pp.

Reliability Models for Engineers and Scientists

Author: Mark P. Kaminskiy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466565934
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A discussion of the basic reliability concepts and models, Reliability Models for Engineers and Scientists demystifies modern mathematical reliability models. Requiring very little mathematical background on the reader’s part, this concise book introduces the models by focusing on their physical meaning and the supporting data; it then goes on to provide a wide scope of possible applications. The book also introduces a new concept of the Gini-type index, which when applied to aging/rejuvenating components (nonrepairable systems) can measure how different a given aging/rejuvenation distribution is compared to the exponential distribution. A similar index is then applied to aging/rejuvenating repairable systems, creating a bridge between the concepts. The chapters discuss models used in reliability, risk analysis, physics of failure, fracture mechanics, biological, pharmaceutical, and medical studies. They comprise an up-to-date, concise, and informative resource on reliability models, which does not require any special mathematical background.

Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis

Author: Ilia B. Frenkel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118701895
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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. With comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and practical issues of both classic and modern topics, it also provides a unique commemoration to the centennial of the birth of Boris Gnedenko, one of the most prominent reliability scientists of the twentieth century. Key features include: expert treatment of probabilistic models and statistical inference from leading scientists, researchers and practitioners in their respective reliability fields detailed coverage of multi-state system reliability, maintenance models, statistical inference in reliability, systemability, physics of failures and reliability demonstration many examples and engineering case studies to illustrate the theoretical results and their practical applications in industry Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis is one of the first works to treat the important areas of degradation analysis, multi-state system reliability, networks and large-scale systems in one comprehensive volume. It is an essential reference for engineers and scientists involved in reliability analysis, applied probability and statistics, reliability engineering and maintenance, logistics, and quality control. It is also a useful resource for graduate students specialising in reliability analysis and applied probability and statistics. Dedicated to the Centennial of the birth of Boris Gnedenko, renowned Russian mathematician and reliability theorist

Power Distribution System Reliability

Author: Ali Chowdhury
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470459348
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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. Topical coverage includes: Engineering economics Reliability analysis of complex network configurations Designing reliability into industrial and commercial power systems Application of zone branch reliability methodology Equipment outage statistics Deterministic planning criteria Customer interruption for cost models for load-point reliability assessment Isolation and restoration procedures And much more Each chapter begins with an introduction and ends with a conclusion and a list of references for further reading. Additionally, the book contains actual utility and industrial power system design problems worked out with real examples, as well as additional problem sets and their solutions. Power Distribution System Reliability is essential reading for practicing engineers, researchers, technicians, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in electrical power industries.

Statistical and Probabilistic Models in Reliability

Author: Nikolaos Limnios
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461217822
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This volume consists of twenty-four papers selected by the editors from the sixty-one papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Mathemati cal Methods in Reliability held at the Politehnica University of Bucharest from 16 to 19 September 1997. The papers have been divided into three sections: statistical methods, probabilistic methods, and special techniques and appli cations. Of course, as with any classification, some papers could be as well assigned to other sections. Problems in reliability are encountered in items in everyday usage. Relia bility is an important feature of household appliances, cars, telephones, power supplies, and so on, whether viewed from the vantage of the producer or the consumer. Important decisions are based on the reliability of the product. Obtaining systems that perform adequately for a specified period of time in a given environment is an important goal for both government and industry. Hence study and use of reliability theory, which can be applied in the research, development, and production phases of a system to enable the user to evaluate and improve performance, is a worthwhile venture. If reliability theory is to be useful, it must be quantitative in nature, because reliability must be demonstra ble. Subsequently probability and statistics, among others, play an important part in its development.

Reliability Engineering

Author: Joel A. Nachlas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849335983
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Without proper reliability and maintenance planning, even the most efficient and seemingly cost-effective designs can incur enormous expenses due to repeated or catastrophic failure and subsequent search for the cause. Today’s engineering students face increasing pressure from employers, customers, and regulators to produce cost-efficient designs that are less prone to failure and that are safe and easy to use. An understanding of reliability principles and maintenance planning can help accomplish these conflicting goals. Presenting an integrated approach to reliability evaluation and maintenance planning, Reliability Engineering: Probabilistic Models and Maintenance Methods provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamental concepts of reliability theory, basic models, and various methods of analysis. It contains numerous examples and homework problems in each chapter. The first six chapters sequentially outline each basic concept of reliability theory, followed by two chapters on commonly used statistical methods for evaluating component reliability. The book concludes with five chapters on repairable systems and maintenance planning, a chapter devoted to special topics such as warranties, and appendices on numerical computation. With an accessible blend of mathematical rigor and readability, Reliability Engineering is the ideal introductory textbook for graduate students in reliability theory and engineering, repairable systems analysis, operations research methods, and applied random processes.

Computational Intelligence in Power Engineering

Author: Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642140122
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This volume deals with different computational intelligence (CI) techniques for solving real world power industry problems. It will be extremely helpful for the researchers as well as the practicing engineers in the power industry.

System Software Reliability

Author: Hoang Pham
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846282950
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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.

Modern Probabilistic Methods for Analysis of Telecommunication Networks

Author: Alexander Dudin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642359809
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Modern Probabilistic Methods for Analysis of Telecommunication Networks, Belarusian Winter Workshop in Queueing Theory, BWWQT 2013, held in Minsk, Belarus, in January 2013. The 23 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers present new results in study and optimization of information transmission models in telecommunication networks using different approaches, mainly based on theories of queueing systems and queueing networks.