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Description - Reliability Engineering by Kailash C. Kapur

An Integrated Approach to Product Development Reliability Engineering presents an integrated approach to the design, engineering, and management of reliability activities throughout the life cycle of a product, including concept, research and development, design, manufacturing, assembly, sales, and service. Containing illustrative guides that include worked problems, numerical examples, homework problems, a solutions manual, and class-tested materials, it demonstrates to product development and manufacturing professionals how to distribute key reliability practices throughout an organization. The authors explain how to integrate reliability methods and techniques in the Six Sigma process and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS). They also discuss relationships between warranty and reliability, as well as legal and liability issues.
Other topics covered include: * Reliability engineering in the 21st Century * Probability life distributions for reliability analysis * Process control and process capability * Failure modes, mechanisms, and effects analysis * Health monitoring and prognostics * Reliability tests and reliability estimation Reliability Engineering provides a comprehensive list of references on the topics covered in each chapter. It is an invaluable resource for those interested in gaining fundamental knowledge of the practical aspects of reliability in design, manufacturing, and testing. In addition, it is useful for implementation and management of reliability programs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781118140673
ISBN-10: 1118140672
Format: Hardback
(261mm x 181mm x 30mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 30-May-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kailash C. Kapur

KAILASH KAPUR, PHD, is a Professor ofIndustrial & Systems Engineering at the University ofWashington, where he was also the Director from 1993 to 1999. Dr.Kapur has worked with General Motors Research Laboratories as asenior research engineer, Ford Motor Company as a visiting scholar,and the U.S. Army, Tank-Automotive Command as a reliabilityengineer. He is a Fellow of ASQ and IIE, and a registeredprofessional engineer. MICHAEL PECHT, PHD, is the founder ofCALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at theUniversity of Maryland, which is funded by over 150 of theworld s leading electronics companies. He is also a ChairProfessor in Mechanical Engineering and a Professor in AppliedMathematics at the University of Maryland. He consults fortwenty-two major international electronics companies.