Stochastic Modeling for Reliability [electronic resource] : Shocks, Burn-in and Heterogeneous populations / by Maxim Finkelstein, Ji Hwan Cha.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Springer Series in Reliability Engineering: Publisher: London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XIV, 388 p. 48 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781447150282Subject(s): Engineering | Industrial engineering | System safety | Engineering | Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk | Industrial and Production Engineering | Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth SciencesAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 658.56 LOC classification: TA169.7T55-T55.3TA403.6Online resources: Click here to access online
1.Introduction -- 2.Basic Stochastics for Reliability Analysis -- 3.Shocks and Degradation -- 4.Advanced Theory for Poisson Shock Models -- 5.Heterogeneous Populations -- 6.The basics of Burn-in -- 7.Burn-in for Repairable Systems -- 8.Burn-in for Heterogeneous Populations -- 9.Shocks as Burn-in -- 10.Stochastic Models for Environmental Stress Screening.
Focusing on shocks modeling, burn-in and heterogeneous populations, Stochastic Modeling for Reliability naturally combines these three topics in the unified stochastic framework and presents numerous practical examples that illustrate recent theoretical findings of the authors. The populations of manufactured items in industry are usually heterogeneous. However, the conventional reliability analysis is performed under the implicit assumption of homogeneity, which can result in distortion of the corresponding reliability indices and various misconceptions. Stochastic Modeling for Reliability fills this gap and presents the basics and further developments of reliability theory for heterogeneous populations. Specifically, the authors consider burn-in as a method of elimination of ‘weak’ items from heterogeneous populations. The real life objects are operating in a changing environment. One of the ways to model an impact of this environment is via the external shocks occurring in accordance with some stochastic point processes. The basic theory for Poisson shock processes is developed and also shocks as a method of burn-in and of the environmental stress screening for manufactured items are considered. Stochastic Modeling for Reliability introduces and explores the concept of burn-in in heterogeneous populations and its recent development, providing a sound reference for reliability engineers, applied mathematicians, product managers and manufacturers alike.