• T. Tinga
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


In this final chapter, the design process of complex assets is discussed, with a special focus on how knowledge on failure mechanisms can be utilized to design better performing and more reliable systems. The concepts of life cycle management and life cycle costs are briefly explained. Then, the different aspects of design for maintenance are discussed, demonstrating in which ways the design can be modified to assure a sufficiently high reliability, maintainability and supportability of the system. To put the design process in a somewhat broader perspective, two important design philosophies are compared and finally the concept of probabilistic design is briefly discussed.


Service Life Life Cycle Cost Life Limit Maintenance Policy Life Cycle Management 
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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Netherlands Defence AcademyDen HelderNetherlands

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