Handbook of Reliability Engineering

  • Hoang Pham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. System Reliability and Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Ming J. Zuo, Jinsheng Huang, Way Kuo
      Pages 3-17
    3. Jen-Chun Chang, Frank K. Hwang
      Pages 37-59
    4. C. S. Sung, Y. K. Cho, S. H. Song
      Pages 91-114
  3. Statistical Reliability Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-116
    2. M. S. Finkelstein
      Pages 117-139
    3. Dong Ho Park
      Pages 181-197
  4. Software Reliability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 198-199
    2. James Ledoux
      Pages 213-234
    3. Koichi Tokuno, Shigeru Yamada
      Pages 235-244
    4. Tadashi Dohi, Katerina Goševa-Popstojanova, Kalyanaraman Vaidyanathan, Kishor S. Trivedi, Shunji Osaki
      Pages 245-263
    5. Mitsuhiro Kimura, Shigeru Yamada
      Pages 265-284
  5. Maintenance Theory and Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-304
    2. D. N. P. Murthy, N. Jack
      Pages 305-316
    3. Gianpaolo Pulcini
      Pages 317-348
    4. Tadashi Dohi, Naoto Kaio, Shunji Osaki
      Pages 349-366
    5. Toshio Nakagawa
      Pages 367-395
    6. Hongzhou Wang, Hoang Pham
      Pages 397-414
    7. Elsayed A. Elsayed
      Pages 415-428
    8. W. Jason Owen, William J. Padgett
      Pages 429-439
    9. Loon-Ching Tang
      Pages 441-455
    10. Chengjie Xiong
      Pages 457-469
  6. Practices and Emerging Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 470-472
    2. Michael J. Phillips
      Pages 475-492
    3. Paul S. F. Yip, Yan Wang, Anne Chao
      Pages 493-510
    4. Roy Billinton, Ronald N. Allan
      Pages 511-528
    5. B. S. Dhillon
      Pages 529-541
    6. Robert A. Bari
      Pages 543-557
    7. Per Anders Akersten, Bengt Klefsjö
      Pages 559-565
    8. G. Albeanu, Fl. Popentiu Vladicescu
      Pages 567-584
    9. Xiaolin Teng, Hoang Pham
      Pages 585-611
    10. Kang W. Lee
      Pages 643-652
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 653-663

About this book


An effective reliability programme is an essential component of every product's design, testing and efficient production. From the failure analysis of a microelectronic device to software fault tolerance and from the accelerated life testing of mechanical components to hardware verification, a common underlying philosophy of reliability applies. Defining both fundamental and applied work across the entire systems reliability arena, this state-of-the-art reference presents methodologies for quality, maintainability and dependability. Featuring: Contributions from 60 leading reliability experts in academia and industry giving comprehensive and authoritative coverage. A distinguished international Editorial Board ensuring clarity and precision throughout. Extensive references to the theoretical foundations, recent research and future directions described in each chapter. Comprehensive subject index providing maximum utility to the reader. Applications and examples across all branches of engineering including IT, power, automotive and aerospace sectors. The handbook's cross-disciplinary scope will ensure that it serves as an indispensable tool for researchers in industrial, electrical, electronics, computer, civil, mechanical and systems engineering. It will also aid professional engineers to find creative reliability solutions and management to evaluate systems reliability and to improve processes. For student research projects it will be the ideal starting point whether addressing basic questions in communications and electronics or learning advanced applications in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), manufacturing and high-assurance engineering systems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hoang Pham
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  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA

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