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Optimal Reliability Design
Fundamentals and Applications

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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521031912

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  • Optimal Reliability Design is a detailed introduction to systems reliability and reliability optimization. State-of-the-art techniques for maximizing system reliability are described, focusing on component reliability enhancement and redundancy arrangement. The authors present several case studies and show how optimization techniques are applied in practice. They also pay particular attention to finding methods that give the optimal trade-off between reliability and cost. Chapters cover optimization tools such as heuristics, discrete optimization, nonlinear programming, mixed integer programming, optimal arrangement, and metaheuristic algorithms, and their computational implementation. Many numerical examples are included, as well as over 180 homework exercises. The book is suitable as a text for graduate-level courses in reliability engineering and operations research and as a valuable reference for practicing engineers.

    • Describes techniques used in industry
    • Includes case studies from a variety of engineering applications
    • Covers computational implementation of optimization algorithms
    • Discusses trade-offs between reliability and cost
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "a very wide-ranging and thorough treatise on the solution of difficult problems in reliability opitimization...The writing is clear and careful and reflects the pooled expertise of the four authors. I would recommend this book both for learning and reference." SHORT BOOK REVIEWS Publication of the International Statistical Institute

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521031912
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 243 x 168 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.666kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus. 94 tables 188 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    1. Introduction to reliability systems
    2. Analysis and classification of reliability optimization models
    3. Redundancy allocation by heuristic methods
    4. Redundancy allocation by dynamic programming
    5. Redundancy allocation by discrete optimization methods
    6. Reliability optimization by nonlinear programming
    7. Metaheuristic algorithms for optimization in reliability systems
    8. Reliability-redundancy allocation
    9. Component assignment in reliability systems
    10. Reliability systems with multiple objectives
    11. Other methods for system-reliability optimization
    12. Burn-in optimization under limited capacity
    13. Case study on design for software reliability optimization
    14. Case study on an optimal scheduled-maintenance policy
    15. Case studies on reliability optimization

  • Authors

    Way Kuo, Texas A & M University

    V. Rajendra Prasad

    Frank A. Tillman

    Ching-Lai Hwang, Kansas State University

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