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An Introduction to Reliability and Maintainability Engineering

An Introduction to Reliability and Maintainability Engineering

An Introduction to Reliability and Maintainability Engineering
By Charles E. Ebeling

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Book Description

Many textbooks on reliability focus on either modeling or statistical analysis and require an extensive background in probability and statistics on the part of the reader. Continuing its tradition as an introductory text for readers with limited formal education in the subject, this classroom-tested text introduces the necessary concepts in probability and statistics within the context of their application to reliability. The second edition s increased breadth of coverage includes new reliability models and updated information on failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) to reflect its more recent implementation. Many additional exercises and mini-cases have also been added. Moreover, the accompanying CD provides both software that follows the methodology of the text and several Excel templates, saving students from performing numerous tedious calculations and allowing them to focus on reliability concepts. Ebeling has created an exceptional text that enables readers to learn how to analyze failure, repair data, and derive appropriate models for reliability and maintainability as well as apply those models to all levels of design. Not-for-sale instructor resource material available to college and university faculty only; contact publisher directly.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #379294 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Waveland Pr Inc
  • Published on: 2009-12-08
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.00" h x 6.25" w x 1.25" l, 1.95 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 544 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Absolutely excellent book. The best there is for a first comprehensive course on R & M." -- Kenneth Case, Oklahoma State University "Every student of reliability and every reliability improvement professional should have this book at their fingertips. It is clearly written and focuses not only on the concepts of reliability but also on their application. The Excel templates provided with the book greatly assist in the learning process by doing the tedious computations." -- Paul J. Fields, Brigham Young University "This is an outstanding text on the fundamentals of reliability and maintainability. The text is well organized and readable. The problems are appropriate in terms of quantity and difficulty." -- Stanley Bullington, Mississippi State University "Ebeling communicates well, and the examples and problems are thought-provoking and well-chosen." -- Alan Johnson, Air Force Institute of Technology

Customer Reviews

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
3Great book with some limitations
By Marzio Marigo
The handbook edited by prof. Ebeling is a good resource to introduce the reliability problems.
The book has a mathematical structure, with very detailed demostrations of relations and formulas. However, differently from the main books treating the argument, Ebeling introduces a large number of solved exercises with practical cases.
However, the text, for me, it has two limitations. One minor and one major.
The first one is the absence to references to international standards of reliability (IEC 61508, IEC 61511, EN ISO 13849-1, etc.). But this is not very important.
The second one is most important: at the end of every chapter are suggested a lot of number of exercise WITHOUT solution. The solution manual is not available, for consultants, designers and engineers outside of academia, even for a fee. This is a ENORMOUS limit of the text, because most of the exercises have implications for the solution of technical and practical cases. And without these solutions, the text lacks a very important part, useful for all readers who use it for work, outside the University.

Marzio Marigo
Venice Area

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
3Not as basic as it's made out to be.
By Marcin
I already had some reliability related books and was intrigued by the claim of this one being more practical info. I didn't really feel this was the case after glancing through the book. I already own Accelerated Testing: A Practitioner's Guide to Accelerated And Reliability Testing by Dodson & Schwab. I found "Accelerated Testing..." more readable and applicable to learning about reliability and various models used in performing accelerated testing. Had the publisher allowed viewing inside the book online, i probably would have figured out it wasn't what it's cracked up to be. Amazon, as always, graciously let me return it.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5One of the best book which makes us know in detail about the ...
By G.vigneshwaran
One of the best book which makes us know in detail about the product reliability

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