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Practical Reliability Engineering

Practical Reliability Engineering
Author: Patrick O'Connor
ISBN 13: 9780470844632
ISBN 10: 470844639
Edition: 4
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2002-07-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 540
List Price: $75.00

THE classic text on reliability engineering and management has now been fully revised and updated.

Practical Reliability Engineering provides a comprehensive, up-to-date description of all the important methods for the design, development, manufacture and maintenance of reliable engineering products and systems. Students, engineers and managers alike will find this a valuable reference source.

With emphasis firmly placed on the practical aspects of reliability engineering, the fourth edition provides extended coverage of mechanical, electronic and software failure mechanisms, design and testing. New sections include Petri nets for system reliability modelling, accelerated test and the M(t) data analysis method. Recent developments in international standardisation are discussed and guidance is provided on essential management issues. The inclusion of a draft Project Reliability Plan enhances the value to those involved in systems engineering and project management.

Practical Reliability Engineering fulfils the requirements of the qualifying examination in reliability engineering of the American Society for Quality (USA). The updated end of chapter questions make this a key text for students undertaking courses in quality assurance or reliability.


An introduction to reliability engineering and management, both for students and for practicing engineers and managers. The emphasis throughout is on practical applications and the mathematical concepts necessary for solution of the types of problems covered. This edition has been revised, expanded, and updated to reflect recent changes in the field, and includes the important work done by Taguchi and Shainin. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)