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Reliability and Availability Engineering

Reliability and Availability Engineering
Modeling, Analysis, and Applications

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  • Date Published: September 2017
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from August 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107099500
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  • Do you need to know what technique to use to evaluate the reliability of an engineered system? This self-contained guide provides comprehensive coverage of all the analytical and modeling techniques currently in use, from classical non-state and state space approaches, to newer and more advanced methods such as binary decision diagrams, dynamic fault trees, Bayesian belief networks, stochastic Petri nets, non-homogeneous Markov chains, semi-Markov processes, and phase type expansions. Readers will quickly understand the relative pros and cons of each technique, as well as how to combine different models together to address complex, real-world modeling scenarios. Numerous examples, case studies and problems provided throughout help readers put knowledge into practice, and a solutions manual and Powerpoint slides for instructors accompany the book online. This is the ideal self-study guide for students, researchers and practitioners in engineering and computer science.

    • Describes and evaluates all the analytical techniques used for reliability and availability evaluation into a single volume
    • Includes numerous examples, case studies, and practice problems showing the applications of different techniques
    • This book is accompanied online by Powerpoint slides and a solutions manual for instructors and practitioners
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    'This book should be on the desk of any university teacher, any engineer and anybody studying the dependability of complex computing systems or communication networks. It is about 700 pages and is quite complete since it covers all the aspects of the dependability evaluation of such systems … There are not only numerous examples and problems but a part of the book is dedicated to case studies providing the modeling of several real-life systems. Moreover all the chapters contain a quite interesting section for further reading. It is, to the best of my knowledge, the only book dealing so thoroughly and in detail with this wide subject.' Bruno Sericola, Reliability Engineering and System Safety

    'The authors have produced an impressive volume, which consists of all existing methods of reliability and availability modeling with complete mathematical details and relevant algorithms. As one would expect from these authors, all mathematical concepts are illustrated using numerous examples and some examples are continued through multiple chapters to show the application of different techniques on the same basic example. Many (unsolved) problems are provided to allow readers to practice on their own … It can be used as a textbook for a course on reliability and as a reference book for researchers and practicing engineers.' Veena Mendiratta, INFORMS

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    22nd May 2018 by Yukang

    This is an authorized book about reliability to my knowledge. The authorsare experts with over forty years experience in developing techniques and software applications, and real-life experience in consultancy and teaching. Their experience are distilled in the book. This book comprehensively consider in detail all the techniques together, showing the similarities and differences and pointing out the pros and cons of each approach. Furthermore, the book not only covers classical techniques like reliability block diagrams, fault trees, network reliability and Markov models, but also more advanced techniques like non-exponential models and new approaches and analysis techniques, like the use of binary decision diagrams, dynamic fault trees, Bayesian belief networks, and stochastic Petri nets. In all, if you would like to know the reliability and availability engineering, you should never miss this book as your reference.

    25th Mar 2019 by GrandpaJuice

    I am a visiting student in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, TUM. I'm reading the outstanding book 'Reliability and Availability Engineering: Modeling, Analysis, and Applications' in the school library. It's a extraordinary work for every reliability engineering practitioner, professor, engineer and student. I believe this work is helpful and meaningful, which not only forwards practitioners in the reliability engineering, but also attracts more people to participate in the reliability work.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107099500
    • length: 726 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 179 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.56kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from August 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Introduction
    2. Dependability evaluation
    3. Dependability metrics defined on a single unit
    Part II. Non-State-Space Models (Combinatorial Models):
    4. Reliability block diagram
    5. Network reliability
    6. Fault tree analysis
    7. State enumeration
    8. Dynamic redundancy
    Part III. State-Space Models with Exponential Distributions:
    9. Continuous time Markov chain: availability models
    10. Continuous time Markov chain: reliability models
    11. Continuous time Markov chain: queueing systems
    12. Petri nets
    Part IV. State-Space Models with Non-Exponential Distributions:
    13. Non-homogeneous CTMC
    14. Semi-Markov and Markov regenerative models
    15. Phase type expansion
    Part V. Multi-Level Models
    16. Hierarchical models
    17. Fixed-point iteration
    Part VI. Case Studies:
    18. Case studies.

  • Authors

    Kishor S. Trivedi, Duke University, North Carolina
    Kishor S. Trivedi is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, North Carolina, and a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a recipient of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Achievement Award.

    Andrea Bobbio, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
    Andrea Bobbio is Professor of Computer Science in the Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica at the Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Italy, and a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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