Optimal Reliability Design: Fundamentals and Applications

Optimal Reliability Design: Fundamentals and Applications

by Way Kuo, V. Rajendra Prasad, Frank A. Tillman, Ching-Lai Hwang
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521031915

ISBN-13: 9780521031912

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Optimal Reliability Design is a detailed introduction to systems reliability and reliability optimization. State-of-the-art techniques for maximizing system reliability are described, focusing on component reliability enhancement and redundancy arrangement. The authors present several case studies and show how optimization techniques are applied in practice.…  See more details below

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Optimal Reliability Design is a detailed introduction to systems reliability and reliability optimization. State-of-the-art techniques for maximizing system reliability are described, focusing on component reliability enhancement and redundancy arrangement. The authors present several case studies and show how optimization techniques are applied in practice. They also pay particular attention to finding methods that give the optimal trade-off between reliability and cost. Chapters cover optimization tools such as heuristics, discrete optimization, nonlinear programming, mixed integer programming, optimal arrangement, and metaheuristic algorithms, and their computational implementation. Many numerical examples are included, as well as over 180 homework exercises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521031912
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction to reliability systems1
2Analysis and classification of reliability optimization models33
3Redundancy allocation by heuristic methods66
4Redundancy allocation by dynamic programming92
5Redundancy allocation by discrete optimization methods121
6Reliability optimization by nonlinear programming145
7Metaheuristic algorithms for optimization in reliability systems166
8Reliability-redundancy allocation208
9Component assignment in reliability systems236
10Reliability systems with multiple objectives275
11Other methods for system-reliability optimization296
12Burn-in optimization under limited capacity302
13Case study on design for software reliability optimization317
14Case study on an optimal scheduled-maintenance policy332
15Case studies on reliability optimization343
App. 1Outline of dynamic programming358
App. 2The Hooke-Jeeves (H-J) algorithm360
App. 3Derivation of polytope U[superscript k+1] from U[superscript k]362
App. 4Consecutive k-out-of-n systems364
References367
Index385

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