Maintenance Theory of Reliability

  • Toshio┬áNakagawa

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Pages 1-38
  3. Pages 39-68
  4. Pages 69-94
  5. Pages 95-116
  6. Pages 117-134
  7. Pages 135-169
  8. Pages 201-233
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 267-269

About this book


The maintenance of systems in engineering is of increasing concern to managers and designers in all branches of engineering, whether they are producing high-quality products or designing highly-reliable systems. In recent decades, reliability theory has produced many innovations in maintenance policy.

Maintenance Theory of Reliability is a survey of useful and practical maintenance models covering replacement, preventive maintenance and inspection.

The book provides a detailed introduction to maintenance policies, updates the reader on the current status of the field and indicates future directions. The reader will learn the theory of maintenance and how to apply models in practice. The book will serve as an essential reference for graduate students and researchers in reliability theory and a useful guide for reliability engineers engaged in maintenance work.


The Springer Series in Reliability Engineering publishes high-quality books in important areas of current theoretical research and development in reliability, and in areas that bridge the gap between theory and application in areas of interest to practitioners in industry, laboratories, business, and government.



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Authors and affiliations

  • Toshio┬áNakagawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Aichi Institute of TechnologyToyotaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-939-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-221-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
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