Find in depth discussions of dependability management and reliability centered systems as well as functional safety issues matters critical to the new IEC standards. Of note in this new second edition are: new chapters on Reliability of Maintained Systems and Reliability Assessment of Safety Critical Systems, introduction and discussion of basic assessment methods for operational availability and production regularity, and, an FTP site for solutions, overheads, and supplementary information.
MARVIN RAUSAND is a Professor in the Department of Production and Quality Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The late ARNLJOT HOYLAND, PhD, was a Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Dr. Hoyland died in December 2002 at the age of 78.
Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the First Edition. Acknowledgments. 1. Introduction. 2. Failure Models. 3. Qualitative Systems Analysis. 4. Systems of Independent Components. 5. Component Importance. 6. Dependent Failures. 7. Counting Processes. 8. Markov Models. 9. Reliability of Maintained Systems. 10. Reliability of Safety Systems. 11. Life Data Analysis. 12. Accelerated Life Testing. 13. Bayesian Reliability Analysis. 14. Reliability Data Sources. Appendix A. The Gamma and Beta Functions. Appendix B. Laplace Transforms. Appendix C. Kronecker Products. Appendix D. Distribution Theorems. Appendix E. Maximum Likelihood Estimation. Appendix F. Statistical Tables. Acronyms. Glossary. References. Author Index. Subject Index.