Reliability engineering; probability models and maintenance methods.
Reliability engineering Reliability engineering is an engineering field, that deals with the study reliability: the ability of a system or component to perform its required functions under stated conditions for a specified period of time. It is often reported in terms of a probability. ; probability models and maintenance methods.
Nachlas, Joel A.
Taylor & Francis
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 Reliability theory developed apart from the mainstream of probability and statistics. It was originally a tool to help nineteenth century maritime insurance and life insurance companies compute profitable rates to charge their customers. , 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 ex·pe·di·ence
Noun 1. expedience - the quality of being suited to the end in view
expediency . Chapter examples, problems, and exercises are included, as well as appendices ap·pen·di·ces
A plural of appendix. on numerical computation. The book is intended to support an introductory course or a sequence of courses in reliability theory and preventive maintenance The routine checking of hardware that is performed by a field engineer on a regularly scheduled basis. See remedial maintenance.
preventive maintenance - (PM) To bring down a machine for inspection or test purposes.
See provocative maintenance, scratch monkey. planning.
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