This is the first monograph which presents shock and damage models in reliability from introduction to application. Stochastic processes are introduced before current developments are surveyed. The practical applications of shock and damage models are demonstrated using case studies. The author is a leading researcher in this field with more than thirty years of experience. Reliability engineers and managers of maintenance work will find this book a broad reference.
About the Author
Toshio Nakagawa is a Professor of Engineering at Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan. He is considered the world leader in maintenance reliability engineering and has worked in this area for thirty years. He has published more than a hundred research papers mainly on the subject of maintenance and reliability theory.
Table of ContentsDamage Models.- Basic Replacement Policies.- Replacement of Multiunit Systems.- Periodic Replacement Policies.- Preventive Maintenance Policies.- Imperfect Preventive Maintenance Policies.- Garbage Collection Policies.- Backup Policies for a Database System.- Other Related Stochastic Models.