Equipment failure is a problem of concern not only to the systems designer, but to the shipbuilder, the quality controller and the user. To provide practical advice for everyone involved, this book presents the concepts and mathematics of reliability theory and then relates them to unreliability and failure. It shows the engineer, whether involved in production or design, how to predict reliability problems by collecting and analyzing data on failures as they are encountered. Contents: Putting values to reliability. Mortality curves--uses and constructions. The special case of constant local failure rate. The theory of failures. The case of increasing failure rate. The Weibull distribution. Initial strength and failure distributions of parts under constant duty. Some further considerations regarding distributions of fatigue tests results and minimum fatigue life. The form of the duty distribution. The case where both strength and duty are variables. The effect of weak spots. Mixed distributions. Degradation and replacement curves. The probability of a specific number of failures, and the confidence level associated. Simple systems, multiple items, and the effect of maintenance. Making the best use of early failure experience.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Authors:
    • Bompas-Smith, J H
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 176 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1974 12:00AM