With emphasis on practical aspects of engineering, this bestseller
has gained worldwide recognition through progressive editions as
essential reliability textbook. This fifth edition
retains the unique balanced mixture of reliability theory and
applications, thoroughly updated with the latest industry best
Practical Reliability Engineering fulfils the
requirements of the Certified Reliability Engineer curriculum of
the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Each chapter is supported
by practice questions, and a solutions manual is available to
course tutors via the companion website.
Enhanced coverage of mathematics of reliability, physics of
failure, graphical and software methods of failure data analysis,
reliability prediction and modelling, design for reliability and
safety as well as management and economics of reliability
programmes ensures continued relevance to all quality assurance and
Notable additions include:
- New chapters on applications of Monte Carlo simulation methods
and reliability demonstration methods.
- Software applications of statistical methods, including
probability plotting and a wider use of common software tools.
- More detailed descriptions of reliability prediction
- Comprehensive treatment of accelerated test data analysis and
warranty data analysis.
- Revised and expanded end-of-chapter tutorial sections to
advance students? practical knowledge.
The fifth edition will appeal to a wide range of readers from
college students to seasoned engineering professionals involved in
the design, development, manufacture and maintenance of reliable
engineering products and systems.