Reliability and Safety Engineering

  • Ajit Kumar Verma
  • Ajit Srividya
  • Durga Rao Karanki

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY, volume 0)

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About this book


Reliability and safety are core issues that must be addressed throughout the life cycle of engineering systems. Reliability and Safety Engineering presents an overview of the basic concepts, together with simple and practical illustrations. The authors present reliability terminology in various engineering fields, viz., • electronics engineering, • software engineering, • mechanical engineering, • structural engineering, and • power systems engineering. They describe the latest applications in the area of probabilistic safety assessment, such as technical specification optimization, risk monitoring and risk informed in-service inspection. Reliability and safety studies must, inevitably, deal with uncertainty, so the book includes uncertainty propagation methods: Monte Carlo simulation, fuzzy arithmetic, Dempster-Shafer theory and probability bounds. Reliability and Safety Engineering also highlights advances in system reliability and safety assessment including dynamic system modeling and uncertainty management. Case studies from typical nuclear power plants, as well as from structural, software, and electronic systems are also discussed. Reliability and Safety Engineering combines discussions of the existing literature on basic concepts and applications with state-of-the-art methods used in reliability and risk assessment of engineering systems. It is designed to assist practicing engineers, students and researchers in the areas of reliability engineering and risk analysis.


Electronic Reliability Mechanical Reliability Nuclear Safety Power System Probabilistic Safety Risk Assessment Software Reliability Structural Reliabilities System Reliability Uncertainty Analysis reliability engineering safety safety engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Ajit Kumar Verma
    • 1
  • Ajit Srividya
    • 2
  • Durga Rao Karanki
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Powai, MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyPowai, MumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Nuclear Energy and Safety Research DepartmentPaul Scherrer InstituteVilligen PSISwitzerland

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