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Handbook of Performability Engineering

Edited by Prof Krishna B. Misra

 

Theme: The performance of a product, a system or a service is usually judged in terms of dependability (which can be defined as an aggregate of quality, reliability, and maintainability etc.) and safety, not overlooking the cost of achieving these attributes. As of now, dependability and cost effectiveness are primarily seen as instruments for conducting the international trade in the free market environment and thereby deciding the economic prosperity of a nation. However, the internalization of the hidden costs of environment preservation will have to be accounted for, sooner or later, in order to be able to produce sustainable products in the long run. These factors cannot be considered in isolation of each other. The “Handbook of Performability Engineering” considers all aspects of performability engineering, providing a holistic view of the entire life cycle of activities of the product, along with the associated cost of environmental preservation at each stage, while maximizing the performance. Considers all aspects of performability engineering · Provides a holistic view of the entire life cycle of the product · Includes the associated cost of environmental preservation, while maximizing performance.

 

The Handbook consists of 76 chapters contributed by 100 authors from all over the world.

 

Price: 199,95 €, $249.00, SFr. 348.50, £120.00

ISBN 978-1-84800-130-5

2008. XLVIII, 1316 p. 408 illus. Hardcover

 

    

Chapter #

Title and Authors

Page #

1

Performability Engineering: An Essential Concept in the 21st Century

Krishna B. Misra, India

1

2

Engineering Design: A Systems Approach

Krishna B. Misra, India

13

3

A Practitioner’s View of Quality, Reliability and Safety

Patrick D.T. O’Connor, U.K.

25

4

Product Design Optimization

Masataka Yoshimura, Japan

41

5

Constructing a Product Design for the Environmental Process

Daniel P. Fitzgerald, Jeffrey W. Herrmann, Peter A. Sandborn, Linda C. Schmidt and H. Gogoll Thornton, U.S.A.

57

6

Dependability Considerations in the Design of a System

Krishna B. Misra, India

71

7

Designing Engineering Systems for Sustainability

Peter Sandborn and Jessica Myers, U.S.A.

81

8

The Management of Engineering

Patrick D.T. O’Connor, U.K.

105

9

Engineering Versus Marketing: An Appraisal in a Global Economic Environment

Hwy-Chang Moon, South Korea

117

10

The Performance Economy: Business Models for the Functional Service Economy

Walter R. Stahel, Switzerland

127

11

Cleaner Production and Industrial Ecology: A Dire Need for 21st Century Manufacturing

Leo Baas, The Netherlands

139

12

Quality Engineering and Management

Krishna B. Misra, India

157

13

Quality Engineering: Control, Design and Optimization

Qianmei Feng and Kailash C. Kapur, U.S.A.

171

14

Statistical Process Control

V.N.A. Naikan, India

187

15

Engineering Process Control: A Review

V.K. Butte and L.C. Tang, Singapore

203

16

Six Sigma: Status and Trends

U. Dinesh Kumar, India

225

17

Computer Based Robust Engineering

Rajesh Jugulum and Jagmeet Singh, U.S.A.

235

18

Integrating a Continual Improvement Process with the Product Development Process

Vivek “Vic” Nanda, U.S.A.

245

19

Reliability Engineering: A Perspective

Krishna B. Misra, India

253

20

Tampered Failure Rate Load-sharing Systems: Status and Perspectives

Suprasad V. Amari,,U.S.A., Krishna B. Misra, India  and Hoang Pham, U.S.A.

291

21

O(kn) Algorithms for Analyzing Repairable and Non-repairable k-out-of-n:G Systems

Suprasad V. Amari,U.S.A. Ming J. Zuo, Canada and Glenn Dill, U.S.A.

309

22

Imperfect Coverage Models: Status and Trends

Suprasad V. Amari, Albert Myers,U.S.A., Antoine Rauzy, France, and Kishor Trivedi, U.S.A.

 

321

23

Reliability of Phased-mission Systems

Liudong Xing and Suprasad V. Amari, U.S.A.

349

24

Reliability of Semi-Markov Systems in Discrete Time: Modeling and Estimation

Vlad Stefan Barbu and Nikolaos Limnios, France

369

25

Binary Decision Diagrams for Reliability Studies

Antoine B. Rauzy, France

381

26

Field Data Analysis for Repairable Systems: Status and Industry Trends

David Trindade and Swami Nathan, U.S.A.

397

27

Reliability Degradation of Mechanical Components and Systems

Liyang Xie, and Zheng Wang, China

413

28

New Models and Measures for Reliability of Multi-state Systems

Yung-Wen Liu, and Kailash C. Kapur, U.S.A.

431

29

A Universal Generating Function in the Analysis of Multi-state Systems

Gregory Levitin, Israel

447

30

New Approaches for Reliability Design in Multistate Systems

Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez, U.S.A.

465

31

New Approaches to System Analysis and Design: A Review

Hong-Zhong Huang and Liping He, China

477

32

Optimal Reliability Design of a System

Bhupesh Lad, M.S. Kulkarni, and Krishna B. Misra, India

499

33

MIP: A Versatile Tool for Reliability Design of a System

S.K. Chaturvedi and Krishna B. Misra, India

521

34

Reliability Demonstration in Product Validation Testing

Andre Kleyner, U.S.A.

533

35

Quantitative Accelerated Life Testing and Data Analysis

Pantelis Vassiliou, Adamantios Mettas and Tarik El-Azzouzi, U.S.A.

543

36

HALT and HASS Overview: The New Quality and Reliability Paradigm

Gregg K. Hobbs, U.S.A.

559

37

Modeling Count Data in Risk and Reliability Engineering

Seth D. Guikema and Jeremy P. Coffelt, U.S.A.

579

38

Fault Tree Analysis

Liudong Xing and Suprasad V. Amari, U.S.A.

595

39

Common Cause Failure Modeling: Status and Trends

Per Hokstad and Marvin Rausand, Norway

621

40

A Methodology for Promoting Reliable Human–System Interaction

Joseph Sharit, U.S.A

641

41

Risk Analysis and Management: An Introduction

Krishna B. Misra, India

667

42

Accidents Analysis of Complex Systems Based on System Control for Safety

Takehisa Kohda, Japan

683

43

Probabilistic Risk Assessment

Mohammad Modarres, U.S.A.

699

44

Risk Management

Terje Aven, Norway

719

45

Risk Governance: An Application of Analytical-deliberative Policy Making

Ortwin Renn, Germany

743

46

Maintenance Engineering and Maintainability: An Introduction

Krishna B. Misra, India

755

47

System Maintenance: Trends in Management and Technology

Uday Kumar, Sweden

773

48

 

Maintenance Models and Optimization

Lirong Cui, China

789

49

Replacement and Preventive Maintenance Models

Toshio Nakagawa, Japan

807

50

Effective Fault Detection and CBM Based on Oil Data Modeling and DPCA

Viliam Makis and Jianmou Wu, Canada

825

51

Sustainability: Motivation and Pathways for Implementation

Krishna B. Misra, India

843

52

Corporate Sustainability: Some Challenges for Implementing and Teaching Organizational Risk Management in a Performability Context

Rod S. Barratt, U.K.

857

53

Towards Sustainable Operations Management

Alison Bettley and Stephen Burnley, U.K

875

54

Indicators for Assessing Sustainability Performance

P. Zhou and B.W. Ang, Singapore

905

55

Sustainable Technology

Ronald Wennersten, Sweden

919

56

Biotechnology: Molecular Design in a Globalizing World

M.C.E. van Dam-Mieras, The Netherlands

933

57

Nanotechnology: A New Technological Revolution in the 21st Century

Ronald Wennersten, Jan Fidler and Spitsyna Anna, Sweden

943

58

An Overview of Reliability and Failure Modes Analysis of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMs)

Zhibin Jiang and Yuanbo Li, China

953

59

Amorphous Hydrogenated Carbon Nanofilm

Dechun Ba and Zeng Lin, China

967

60

Applications of Performability Engineering Concepts

Krishna B. Misra, India

985

61

Reliability in the Medical Device Industry

Vaishali Hegde, U.S.A

997

62

A Task-based Six Sigma Roadmap for Healthcare Services

L.C. Tang, Shao-Wei Lam and Thong-Ngee Goh, Singapore

1011

63

Status and Recent Trends in Reliability for Civil Engineering Problems

Achintya Haldar, U.S.A.

1025

64

Performability Issues in Wireless Communication Network

S. Soh, Australia, Suresh Rai, and R.R. Brooks, U.S.A.

1047

65

Performability Modeling and Analysis of Grid Computing

Yuan-Shun Dai, U.S.A. and Gregory Levitin, Israel

1069

66

Status and Trends in the Performance Assessment of Fault Tolerant Systems

John Kontoleon, Greece

1087

67

Prognostics and Health Monitoring of Electronics

Nikhil Vichare, Brian Tuchband and Michael Pecht, U.S.A.

1107

68

RAMS Management of Railway Tracks

Narve Lyngby, Per Hokstad, Jorn Vatn, Norway

1123

69

Cost-Benefit Optimization Including Maintenance for Structures by a Renewal Model

Rüdiger Rackwitz and Andreas Joanni, Germany

1147

70

Reliability and Price Assessment and the Associated Risk Control for Restructured Power Systems

Y. Ding, Ming Zuo and Peng Wang, Canada

1163

71

Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants

Peter Kafka, Germany

1179

72

Software Reliability and Fault-tolerant Systems: An Overview and Perspectives

Hoang Pham, U.S.A.

1193

73

Application of the Lognormal Distribution to Software Reliability Engineering

Swapna S. Gokhale and Robert E. Mullen, U.S.A.

1209

74

Early-stage Software Product Quality Prediction Based on Process Measurement Data

Shigeru Yamada, Japan

1227

75

On the Development of Discrete Software Reliability Growth Models

P.K. Kapur, P.C. Jha and V.B. Singh, India

1239

76

Epilogue

Krishna B. Misra, India

1257

 

About the Editor

1271

About the contributors

1273

Index

1295

 

 

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