Professional Reliability Engineering Handbook
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Handbook of Reliability Engineering and Management

Second Edition
by W. Grant Ireson
Clyde F. Coombs, Jr.
and Richard Y. Moss

The completely updated second edition of this classic reference offers you unsurpassed coverage of all aspects of reliability engineering and management, including reliability issues in electronic components and systems, software, and mechanical devices.

Handbook of Reliability Engineering and Management now includes specific information on how to design a product for reliability. It adds the concept of process and the tools of total quality control (TQC) to the reliability function.

Filled with applications ranging from consumer products to high-tech systems, this indispensable handbook clearly demonstrates how reliability is a process that can be characterized, controlled, and improved. It provides you with a wealth of new material on the reliability function, as well as highly effective methods and mathematics used to predict and determine the reliability of a product.

You'll find practical information on proven industry proactices to define and achieve reliability goals, as well as the traditional mathematics of reliability. Also included are basic tables for determining reliability, and standards and specifications used b the U.S. Department of Defense.

Essential for all reliability engineers, product designers, quality engineers, and engineering mathematics, this edition of the world-renowned handbook will give you the expertise needed to define and attain optimum reliability goals for your company's products.


  1. Introduction, Definitions, and Relationships.
  2. The Role of Management in Reliability.
  3. Managing Reliability as a Process.
  4. Economics of Reliability.
  5. Design for Reliability.
  6. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault-Tree Analysis (FTA) (Success-Tree Analysis--STA).
  7. Reliability Specifications and Goal Setting.
  8. Concurrent Engineering.
  9. Human-Centered Design.
  10. Reliability Information Collection and Analysis.
  11. Designing Experiments to Measure and Improve Reliability.
  12. Accelerated Testing.
  13. Failure Analysis System--Root Cause and Corrective Action.
  14. Physics of Failure.
  15. Maintainability and Reliability.
  16. Component Reliability.
  17. Thermal Management and Reliability of Electronics.
  18. Mechanical Stress and Analysis.
  19. Mechanical Reliability.
  20. Design for Mechanical Reliability.
  21. System Reliability.
  22. Software Reliability and the Development Process.
  23. Supplier Reliability and Quality Assurance.
  24. Techniques of Estimating Reliability at Design Stage.
  25. Mathematical and Statistical Methods and Models in Reliability and Life Studies.
  26. Life Distributions and Concepts.
  27. Graphical Analyses of Reliability Data.
Table and Charts
Reliability Standards and Specifications


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Handbook of Reliability Engineering and Management
Second edition
by W. Grant Ireson, Clyde F. Coombs, Jr., and Richard Y. Moss
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