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Reliability engineering; probability models and maintenance methods.


Reliability engineering; probability models and maintenance methods.

Nachlas, Joel A.

Taylor & Francis


381 pages



Mechanical engineering; 189


Presenting an integrated approach to reliability evaluation and maintenance planning, Nachlas (industrial and systems engineering, Virginia Tech) explains fundamental concepts of reliability theory, basic models, and various methods of analysis. Both parametric and nonparametric methods are presented. All models are placed in context, and the author demonstrates the mathematical principles and trade-offs between accuracy and expedience. Chapter examples, problems, and exercises are included, as well as appendices on numerical computation. The book is intended to support an introductory course or a sequence of courses in reliability theory and preventive maintenance planning.

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Date:Sep 1, 2005
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