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Maintainability, Maintenance, and Reliability for Engineers

By B.S. Dhillon

CRC Press – 2006 – 240 pages

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    978-0-8493-7243-8
    March 27th 2006

Description

The demands of the global economy require manufacturers to produce highly reliable and easily maintainable engineering products. Recent studies indicate that for many large and sophisticated products or systems, maintenance, and support account for as much as 60 to 75 percent of their life cycle costs. Therefore, the role of maintainability, maintenance, and reliability has become increasingly significant. Satisfying the pressing need for a volume that addresses these subjects with an interdiscilinary approach, Maintainability, Maintenance, and Reliability for Engineers distills knowledge specific to each discipline into one comprehensive resource.

After reviewing the history of all three fields and their interrelationships, the book covers mathematical concepts such as Boolean algebra laws, probability properties, mathematical definitions, and probability distributions. It includes reliability evaluation methods such as fault tree analysis, network reduction method, delta-method, Markov method, supplementary variables method, and reliabitity management, both mechanical and human. Highlihting maintainibility tools and functions, the author discusses topics in maintainibility management and costing including tasks during product life cycle, program plan, organization functions, design reviews, life cycle costing, investment cost elements, and life cycle cost estimation models. The author also includes coverage of maintenance engineering, focusing on safety, quality, corrective, and preventive maintenance. The book concludes with coverage of maintenance management costing and human errror in engineering maintenance and contains 60 illustrations, 16 tables, and more than 200 equations.

There is a definite need to considermaintainibility, maintenance, and reliability during product/system design and other phases. To achieve this goal effectively, it is absoulutely imperative to have a certain degree of understanding of each of these disciplines. Although many books cover one or two of these topics, this is the first to cover all three in a manner useful to engineering professionals.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

Need for Maintainability, Maintenance, and Reliability

History

Maintainability, Maintenance, and Reliability Terms and Definitions

Useful Information on Maintainability, Maintenance, and Reliability

Problems

References

MAINTAINABILITY, MAINTENANCE, AND RELIABILITY MATHEMATICS

Introduction

Boolean Algebra Laws and Probability Properties

Useful Definitions and Probability Distributions

Laplace Transforms and their Applications to Differential Equations

Problems

References

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING RELIABILITY

Need for Reliability

Bathtub Hazard Rate Concept

General Reliability Analysis Formulas

Reliability Networks

Reliability Allocation

Problems

References

RELIABILITY EVALUATION TOOLS

Introduction

Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA)

Network Reduction Method

Decomposition Method

Delta-Star Method

Markov Method

Supplementary Variables Method

Problems

References

RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT

Introduction

General Management Reliability Program Responsibilities

A Method for Establishing Reliability Goals and Guidelines for Developing Reliability Programs

Reliability and Maintainability Management Tasks in System Life Cycle

Reliability Management Tools and Documents

Reliability Department Functions and Tasks of A Reliability Engineer

Pitfalls in Reliability Program Management

Problems

References

MECHANICAL AND HUMAN RELIABILITY

Introduction

General Mechanical Failure Causes and Modes

Safety Factors

Stress-Strenth Interference Theory Modeling

Graphical Method for Estimating A Mechanical Item's Reliability

Human Error Occurrence Facts and Figures

Human Error Categories and Causes

Human Stress-performance Effectiveness and Stress Factors

Human Performance Reliability in Continuous Time and Mean Time to Human Error Measure

Methods for Performing Human Reliability Analysis

Problems

References

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING MAINTAINABILITY

The Need for Maintainability

Engineering Maintainability versus Engineering Maintenance

Maintainability Versus Reliability

Maintainability Functions

Problems

References

MAINTAINABILITY TOOLS AND SPECIFIC MAINTAINABILITY DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Introduction

Fault Tree Analysis

Cause and Effect Diagram

Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

Total Quality Management

Maintainability Design Factors

Standardization and Modularization

Simplification and Accessibility

Interchangeability and Identification

Problems

References

MAINTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT AND COSTING

Introduction

Maintainability Management Tasks During the Product Life Cycle

Maintainability Organization Functions

Maintainability Program Plan

Maintainability Design Reviews

Maintainability Investment Cost Elements

Life Cycle Costing

Life Cycle Cost Estimation Models

Problems

References

HUMAN FACTORS IN MAINTAINABILITY

Introduction

General Human Behaviors

Human Sensory Capabilities and Body Measurements

Auditory and Visual Warnings in Maintenance Work

Human Factors-related Formulas

Problems

References

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE

Need for Maintenance

Facts and Figures Related to Engineering Maintenance

Maintenance Engineering Objectives

Maintenance-related Data Information Sources

Maintenance Measures

Safety in Maintenance

Quality in Maintenance

Problems

References

CORRECTIVE AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Introduction

Types of Corrective Maintenance

Corrective Maintenance Steps, Downtime Components, and Time-reduction Strategies at the System Level

Corrective Maintenance Measures

Mathematical Models for Performing Corrective Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance Components and A Principle for Choosing Items for Preventive Maintenance

Steps for Developing A Preventive Maintenance Program

Preventive Maintenance Measures

Mathematical Models for Performing Preventive Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance Benefits and Drawbacks

Problems

References

RELIABILITY-CENTERED MAINTENANCE

Introduction

RCM Goals and Principles

RCM Process-associated Questions and the RCM Process

Key RCM Program Elements

RCM Program Measures

RCM Benefits and Causes for RCM Methodology Failures

Problems

References

MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT AND COSTING

Introduction

Maintenance Management Principles

Maintenance Department Organization And Functions

Effective Maintenance Management Elements

Questions for Evaluating Maintenance Program Effectiveness

Maintenance Costing Reasons and Maintenance Cost Influences

Cost Data Collection and Sources

Maintenance Labor-cost Estimation Models

Maintenance Cost Estimation Models for Specific Equipment or Facility

Problems

References

HUMAN ERROR IN ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE

Introduction

Maintenance Error-related Facts and Figures

Reasons for Human Error in Maintenance

Major Human Failures in Maintenance and Classifications of Maintenance Errors and their Occurrence

Human Error in Maintenance Prediction Models

Useful Guidelines for Reducing Maintenance Errors

Problems

References

SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE, ROBOTIC MAINTENANCE, AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

Introduction

Software Maintenance Facts and Figures

Software Maintenance Types

Software Maintenance Tools and Guidelines for Reducing Software Maintenance

Software Maintenance Cost Estimation Models

Robot Maintenance Requirements and Types

Robot Parts and Tools for Maintenance and Repair

Robot Inspection

Guidelines for Safeguarding Robot Maintenance Personnel

A Model for Maximizing the Income of A Robot Subject to Repair

Medical Equipment Classification and Indexes for Maintenance and Repair

A Computerized Maintenance Management System for Medical Equipment and its Selection

Models for Medical Equipment Maintenance

Problems

References

Index

Name: Maintainability, Maintenance, and Reliability for Engineers (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: By B.S. Dhillon. The demands of the global economy require manufacturers to produce highly reliable and easily maintainable engineering products. Recent studies indicate that for many large and sophisticated products or systems, maintenance, and support account for as...
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