Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. A. D. S. Carter
    Pages 1-10
  3. A. D. S. Carter
    Pages 11-20
  4. A. D. S. Carter
    Pages 21-53
  5. A. D. S. Carter
    Pages 54-69
  6. A. D. S. Carter
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    Pages 81-123
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  10. A. D. S. Carter
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  11. A. D. S. Carter
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  12. A. D. S. Carter
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 197-199

About this book


The book focuses on the role of reliability as a quantitative requirement in the design of mechanical machines and components and their constituent parts. While the author makes full use of statistical reliability concepts, all the fundamental aspects are critically reviewed before being used. Additionally, the variation in key mechanical properties of materials is treated at length. The approach is to establish as accurate a physical model of the real situation as possible and to use this as the basis of a design methodology that uses statistical representation methods.


design materials reliability safety

Authors and affiliations

  • A. D. S. Carter
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal Military College of ScienceUK
  2. 2.University of WalesSwanseaUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-14489-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-14487-7
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