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Reliability and Safety of Complex Technical Systems and Processes

Modeling – Identification – Prediction - Optimization

  • Semi-Markov modelling provides the reader with the tools necessary to analyse reliability problems

  • Problems and solutions provide readers with a frame of reference for their own work

  • Applications allow the reader to connect theory to practice

Book

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Krzysztof Kołowrocki, Joanna Soszyńska-Budny
    Pages 1-52
  3. Krzysztof Kołowrocki, Joanna Soszyńska-Budny
    Pages 53-78
  4. Krzysztof Kołowrocki, Joanna Soszyńska-Budny
    Pages 79-170
  5. Krzysztof Kołowrocki, Joanna Soszyńska-Budny
    Pages 171-216
  6. Krzysztof Kołowrocki, Joanna Soszyńska-Budny
    Pages 217-262
  7. Krzysztof Kołowrocki, Joanna Soszyńska-Budny
    Pages 263-330
  8. Krzysztof Kołowrocki, Joanna Soszyńska-Budny
    Pages 331-396
  9. Krzysztof Kołowrocki, Joanna Soszyńska-Budny
    Pages 397-398
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 399-405

About this book

Introduction

Reliability and Safety of Complex Technical Systems and Processes offers a comprehensive approach to the analysis, identification, evaluation, prediction and optimization of complex technical systems operation, reliability and safety. Its main emphasis is on multistate systems with ageing components, changes to their structure, and their components reliability and safety parameters during the operation processes.
 
Reliability and Safety of Complex Technical Systems and Processes presents integrated models for the reliability, availability and safety of complex non-repairable and repairable multistate technical systems, with reference to their operation processes and their practical applications to real industrial systems. The authors consider variables in different operation states, reliability and safety structures, and the reliability and safety parameters of components, as well as suggesting a cost analysis for complex technical systems.
 
Researchers and industry practitioners will find information on a wide range of complex technical systems in Reliability and Safety of Complex Technical Systems and Processes. It may prove an easy-to-use guide to reliability and safety evaluations of real complex technical systems, both during their operation and at the design stages.

Keywords

Multi-state Systems System Operation Processes System Reliability Technical Systems semi-Markov

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Maritime UniversityGdyniaPoland
  2. 2.Maritime UniversityGdyniaPoland

About the authors

Krzysztof Kołowrocki is a professor and the Head of the Mathematics Department at the Faculty of Navigation of Gdynia Maritime University. His field of interest is the mathematical modeling of the safety and reliability of complex systems and processes. He has published over 300 scientific works. He is the Chairman of the Polish Safety and Reliability Association.

Joanna Soszyńska-Budny is an assistant professor in Department of Mathematics at the Faculty of Navigation of Gdynia Maritime University. Her field of interest is the mathematical modeling of the safety and reliability of complex systems at variable operation conditions. She has published over 80 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings.

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Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book presents general reliability, availability and safety analytical models of complex non-repairable and repairable multi-state technical systems related to their operation processes and applies them to real industrial systems and processes. … The book contains complete solutions of the formulated problems in case of exponential multi-state reliability functions of their components. … It can be recommended to researchers and industry practioners.” (Laszlo Lakatos, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1226, 2012)

“The authors address the safety and risk functions, although their meaning is strictly related to reliability theory. Another distinguishing feature of this book is that the authors focus on systems with multiple reliability states and not only on binary partitioning … . the work can be treated as a useful source of illustrating examples. … aimed at a mathematical readership or specialists who are well acquainted with reliability theory and just need a refresher or a source of theorems and examples for lectures.” (Piotr Cholda, ACM Computing Reviews, March, 2012)