Handbook of Reliability Engineering and Management / Edition 2

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Responsible For Reliability? Look No Further! Finally, a working tool that delivers expert guidance on all aspects of product reliability. W. Grant Ireson and Clyde F Coombs, Jr.'s new Second Edition of 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.
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Editorial Reviews

This second edition of a reference first published in 1988 includes specific information on how to design a product for reliability and adds the concept of process and the tools of total quality control to the reliability function, while retaining coverage of reliability issues in electronic components and systems, software, and mechanical devices, and applications ranging from consumer products to high-tech systems. Includes basic tables for determining reliability, and standards and specifications used by the US Dept. of Defense. For reliability engineers, product designers, and engineering managers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070127500
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 864,101
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

Clyde F. Coombs, Jr, (Los Altos, CA) recently retired from Hewlett-Packard. He is the editor of all five editions of the Printed Circuits Handbook, the first of which was published in 1967. He is also the editor of two editions of the Electronics Instrument Handbook and the communications Network Test and Measurement Handbook.

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Ch. 1 Introduction, Definitions, and Relationships
Ch. 2 The Role of Management in Reliability
Ch. 3 Managing Reliability as a Process
Ch. 4 Economics of Reliability
Ch. 5 Design for Reliability
Ch. 6 Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault-Tree Analysis (FTA) (Success-Tree Analysis - STA)
Ch. 7 Reliability Specifications and Goal Setting
Ch. 8 Concurrent Engineering
Ch. 9 Human-Centered Design
Ch. 10 Reliability Information Collection and Analysis
Ch. 11 Designing Experiments to Measure and Improve Reliability
Ch. 12 Accelerated Testing
Ch. 13 Failure Analysis System - Root Cause and Corrective Action
Ch. 14 Physics of Failure
Ch. 15 Maintainability and Reliability
Ch. 16 Component Reliability
Ch. 17 Thermal Management and Reliability of Electronics
Ch. 18 Mechanical Stress and Analysis
Ch. 19 Mechanical Reliability
Ch. 20 Design for Mechanical Reliability
Ch. 21 System Reliability
Ch. 22 Software Reliability and the Development Process
Ch. 23 Supplier Reliability and Quality Assurance
Ch. 24 Techniques of Estimating Reliability at Design Stage
Ch. 25 Mathematical and Statistical Methods and Models in Reliability and Life Studies
Ch. 26 Life Distributions and Concepts
Ch. 27 Graphical Analyses of Reliability Data
Appendix A. Tables and Charts
Appendix B. Charts
Appendix C. Reliability Standards and Specifications
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