Reliability and Optimal Maintenance [electronic resource] / by Hongzhou Wang, Hoang Pham.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Springer Series in Reliability Engineering: Publisher: London : Springer London, 2006Description: XIV, 346 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781846283253Subject(s): Engineering | Statistics | Engineering economy | System safety | Engineering | Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk | Systems and Information Theory in Engineering | Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing | Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry & GeosciencesAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 658.56 LOC classification: TA169.7T55-T55.3TA403.6Online resources: Click here to access online
Imperfect Maintenance and Dependence -- Maintenance Policies and Analysis -- A Quasi-renewal Process and Its Applications -- Reliability and Optimal Maintenance of Series Systems with Imperfect Repair and Dependence -- Opportunistic Maintenance of Multi-unit Systems -- Optimal Preparedness Maintenance of Multi-unit Systems with Imperfect Maintenance and Economic Dependence -- Optimal Opportunistic Maintenance Policies of k-out-of-n Systems -- Reliability and Optimal Inspection-maintenance Models of Multi-degraded Systems -- Warranty Cost Models with Dependence and Imperfect Repair -- Software Reliability, Cost, and Optimization Models -- Monte Carlo Reliability Simulation of Complex Systems.
For some systems, such as aircraft, submarines, military systems and aerospace systems, it is extremely important to avoid failure during actual operation because it is dangerous and disastrous. The study of various maintenance policies and models in order to improve system reliability, to prevent the occurrence of system failure, and to reduce maintenance costs is an important area in reliability engineering. Proper maintenance techniques have been emphasized in recent years due to the increased safety and reliability requirements of systems, and the increased complexity and rising costs of material and labor. Based on the authors’ research, Reliability and Optimal Maintenance presents the latest theories and methods of reliability and maintenance with an emphasis on multi-component systems, while also considering the current hot topics in reliability and maintenance including: imperfect repair, economic dependence and opportunistic maintenance, and correlated failure and repair. Software reliability and maintenance cost, and warranty cost considerations are also considered. Postgraduates, researchers, and practitioners in reliability engineering, maintenance engineering, operations research, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, logistics, management, and statistics will find this book a state-of-the-art survey of reliability and maintenance theory and models. Springer Series in Reliability Engineering publishes high-quality books in important areas of current theoretical research and development in reliability, and in areas that bridge the gap between theory and application in areas of interest to practitioners in industry, laboratories, business, and government.