Requistites.- Elements of Reliability.- Partitions And Selection.- Coherent Systems.- Applicable Life Distributions.- Philosophy, Science and Sense.- Non-Parametric Life Estimators.- Weibull Analysis.- Data: Diagnose and Consult.- Cumulative Damage Distributions.- Analysis of Dispersion.- Damage Processes.- Service Life of Structures.- Strength and Durability.- Maintenance of Systems.- Mathematical Appendix.
This book is intended for students and practitioners who have had a calculus-based statistics course and who have an interest in safety considerations such as reliability, strength, and duration-of-load or service life. Many persons studying statistical science will be employed professionally where the problems encountered are obscure, what should be analyzed is not clear, the appropriate assumptions are equivocal, and data are scant. In this book there is no disclosure with many of the data sets what type of investigation should be made or what assumptions are to be used.
This is a reliability textbook that introduces a new unified class of cumulative-damage distributions