Reliability, Maintenance and Safety Engineering | by A.K. Gupta | 2009 | ISBN: 9788131805213. Reliability Prediction and Analysis. System Reliability Models. Reliability Life Testing. Maintenance Resources Planning and Control. Inventory Control Approaches. Total Productive Maintenance

Reliability, Maintenance and Safety Engineering

by A.K. Gupta
2009 (444 pages)
ISBN:9788131805213

Highlighting an integrated approach for achieving optimum product reliability and managing physical assets, this book illustrates how the implementation of a combination of engineering and management concepts is of paramount importance.

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Reliability, Maintenance and Safety Engineering







Preface




Chapter 1 – Reliability and its Management
1.1: Introduction
1.2: History
1.3: Definition of Reliability
1.4: Reliability Concepts and Patterns of Failure
1.5: Variation in Engineering
1.6: Reliability Management
1.7: Reliability for System Effectiveness
Self-Assessment Questions

Chapter 2 – Reliability Mathematics
2.1: Introduction
2.2: Sets and Boolean Algebra
2.3: Probability Concepts
2.4: Calculus of Probability
2.5: Frequency Distributions and Measures of Location
2.6: Random Variable and Probability Distributions
2.7: Empirical Distribution
2.8: Joint and Marginal Distributions
2.9: Cumulative Distribution Functions
2.10: Estimation
2.11: Goodness-of-Fit Tests
Self-Assessment Questions

Chapter 3 – Failure Statistics, Reliability and Hazard Rates
3.1: Introduction
3.2: Failure Data
3.3: Reliability Function
3.4: The Expected Life
3.5: Failure Rate and Hazard Function
3.6: Reliability and Hazard Function for Distribution Functions
3.7: Product Life and Hazard Models
3.8: Hazard, Failure and Reliability Functions from Empirical Data
3.9: Model Selection for Component Failures
3.10: Methods of Generic Failure Rate Determination
3.11: Failure Analysis
Self-Assessment Questions

Chapter 4 – Markov Chains
4.1: Introduction
4.2: Chapman-Kolmogorov Equations
4.3: Classification of States
4.4: Limiting Probabilities
4.5: Time Reversible Markov Chains
4.6: Markov Decision Processes
4.7: Continuous-Time Markov Chains
4.8: Birth and Death Processes
Self-Assessment Questions





Chapter 5 – Reliability Prediction and Analysis
5.1: Introduction
5.2: Reliability Prediction Based on Exponential Distribution
5.3: Reliability Prediction During Design Based on Weibull Distribution
5.4: Method of Reliability Prediction
5.5: System Reliability Models
5.6: Fault Analysis
5.7: Tribological Analysis
5.8: Ferrographs
5.9: Failure Mechanisms
5.10: Master Logic Diagram
5.11: Prediction in Perspective
Self-Assessment Questions

Chapter 6 – Reliability Design
6.1: Introduction
6.2: Design for Reliability
6.3: The Design Process
6.4: Assessment Methodology
6.5: Stress-Strength Time Models
6.6: Reliability of the System
6.7: Reliability Based Design
6.8: Terotechnology and Trends in Design
6.9: Reliability Allocation
6.10: Reliability Effort Function
6.11: Reliability Improvement
6.12: Reliability Growth
6.13: Selection of Components to Improve System Reliability
Self-Assessment Questions




Chapter 7 – Reliability Testing
7.1: Introduction
7.2: Reliability Tests
7.3: Reliability Life Testing
7.4: Burn-In Test
7.5: Acceptance Test
7.6: Sequential Testing
7.7: Accelerated Testing
7.8: Success-Failure Testing
7.9: Experimental Design
7.10: Automatic Test Equipment
7.11: Failure Reporting and Corrective Action Systems (Fracas)
7.12: Demonstration Tests
Self-Assessment Questions
Appendix 7A: Derivation of Duration of Expected Test
Appendix 7B: Duration of Expected Test (Type II test)

Chapter 8 – Reliability Computation and Expert Systems
8.1: Introduction
8.2: Reliability Data Systems
8.3: Conventional Computation Approaches
8.4: Computation Approaches for Complex Systems
8.5: Expert Systems
Self-Assessment Questions

Chapter 9 – Software Reliability
9.1: Introduction
9.2: Characteristics of Software Reliability Models
9.3: Software Reliability Model
9.4: Methods of Improving Software Reliability
9.5: Hardware vs. Software Reliability
9.6: System Trade-Offs
9.7: Software Packages for Reliability Engineering Applications
Self-Assessment Questions

Chapter 10 – Terotechnology: An Overview
10.1: Introduction
10.2: History
10.3: Definitions
10.4: The Terotechnology System
10.5: The Terotechnology Process
10.6: Introducing Terotechnology into Programmes
10.7: Terotechnology and Total Productive Maintenance
10.8: Strategies for Terotechnology
10.9: Training in Terotechnology
10.10: Practice of Terotechnology
Self-Assessment Questions



Chapter 11 – Maintenance Management
11.1: Introduction
11.2: History
11.3: Definition
11.4: Objectives of Maintenance
11.5: Scope of Responsibilities
11.6: Maintenance Principles
11.7: Types of Maintenance
11.8: Maintenance Planning and Control
11.9: The Maintenance Strategy
11.10: Preventive Maintenance
11.11: A Systems Approach to Maintenance Management
11.12: Impact of Terotechnology on Maintenance Management
11.13: Computerised Planning and Scheduling
11.14: Maintenance Management and Control Using Computer
11.15: Maintenance Performance Indices
11.16: Maintenance Management Audit
Self-Assessment Questions

Chapter 12 – Maintainability and Availability
12.1: Introduction
12.2: Maintainability Concepts
12.3: Maintainability Programme Elements
12.4: Maintainability Modelling and Allocation
12.5: Maintainability Prediction
12.6: Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
12.7: Design Aids for Maintainability
12.8: Maintainability Demonstration
12.9: Maintainability Data Systems
12.10: Reliability and Maintainability Trade-Off
12.11: Built-In Test (BIT)
12.12: Availability
12.13: Availability Analysis
12.14: Impact of Reliability and Maintainability on Availability
Self-Assessment Questions



Chapter 13 – Condition Based Maintenance
13.1: Introduction
13.2: Levels of Monitoring
13.3: Condition Monitoring Methods
13.4: Condition Monitoring Applications
13.5: Microprocessor Technology
13.6: A Programme for Plant Condition Monitoring
Self-Assessment Questions

Chapter 14 – Management of Spare Parts
14.1: Introduction
14.2: Meaning of Inventory Control
14.3: Functional Classification of Inventories
14.4: Advantages of Carrying Inventory
14.5: Features of Inventory System
14.6: Economic Order Quantity and its Models
14.7: Inventory Control Approaches
14.8: Selective Approaches to Multi-Item Inventory Control
14.9: Guidelines for Stocking of Special Spare Parts
14.10: Use of Materials Requirement Planning Approach for Maintenance Resources Planning and Control
14.11: Maintenance Manpower Resource and Spares Requirement Planning
Self-Assessment Questions

Chapter 15 – Life Cycle Costing
15.1: Introduction
15.2: Reliability Centered Maintenance
15.3: Total Productive Maintenance
15.4: Total Cost of Maintenance
15.5: Procedure of Life Cycle Costing
15.6: Total Life Cycle Cost
15.7: Economic Trade-Off Analysis
15.8: Warranty
Self-Assessment Questions



Chapter 16 – Safety and Human Factors in Maintainability
16.1: Introduction
16.2: Systems Engineering
16.3: Human Factors Engineering in Maintenance
16.4: Human Body Measurements
16.5: Human Sensory Capacities
16.6: Impact of Environment
16.7: Auditory and Visual Warning Devices
16.8: Safety and Maintainability Design
16.9: Electrical, Mechanical and Other Hazards
16.10: Tools for Safety Analysis
16.11: Safety and Human Behaviour
16.12: Product Safety
16.13: Safety Audit
16.14: Planning for Safety
Self-Assessment Questions

Glossary
Selected References
Appendix A – Statistical Tables

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