Introduction and Overview (Wallace R. Blischke and D. N. P. Murthy).
PART A: CASES WITH EMPHASIS ON PRODUCT DESIGN.
Space Interferometer Reliability-Based Design Evaluation (Donald H. Ebbeler, et al.).
Confidence Intervals for Hardware Reliability Predictions (Chun Kin Chan and Michael Tortorella).
Allocation of Dependability Requirements in Power Plant Design (Seppo Virtanen and Per-Erik Hagmark).
PART B: CASES WITH EMPHASIS ON DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING.
The Determination of the Design Strength of Granite Used as External Cladding for Buildings (Malcolm J. Faddy, et al.).
Use of Sensitivity Analysis to Assess the Effect of Model Uncertainty in Analyzing Accelerated Life Test Data (William Q. Meeker, et al.).
Virtual Qualification of Electronic Hardware (Michael Osterman, et al.).
Development of a Moisture Soak Model for Surface-Mounted Devices (Loon Ching Tang and Soon Huat Ong).
Construction of Reliable Software in Resource-Constrained Environments (Mladen A. Vouk and Anthony T . Rivers).
Modeling and Analysis of Software System Reliability (Min Xie, et al.).
Information Fusion for Damage Prediction (Nozer D. Singpurwalla, et al.).
PART C: CASES WITH EMPHASIS ON DEFECT PREDICTION AND FAILURE ANALYSIS.
Use of Truncated Regression Methods to Estimate the Shelf Life of a Product from Incomplete Historical Data (William Q. Meeker and Luis A. Escobar).
Determining Software Quality Using COQUALMO (Sunita Chulani, et al.).
Use of Extreme Values in Reliability Assessment of Composite Materials (Linda C. Wolstenholme).
Expert Judgment in the Uncertainty Analysis of Dike Ring Failure Frequency (Roger Cooke and Karen Slijkhuis).
PART D: CASES WITH EMPHASIS ON MAINTENANCE AND MAINTAINABILITY.
Component Reliability, Replacement, and Cost Analysis with Incomplete Failure Data (Nicholas A. J. Hastings).
Maintainability and Maintenance—A Case Study on Mission Critical Aircraft and Engine Components (U. Dinesh Kumar and John Crocker).
Photocopier Reliability Modeling Using Evolutionary Algorithms (Michael Bulmer and John Eccleston).
Reliability Model for Underground Gas Pipelines (Roger M. Cooke, et al.).
RCM Approach to Maintaining a Nuclear Power Plant (Gilles C. Zwingelstein).
Case Experience Comparing the RCM Approach to Plant Maintenance with Modeling Approach (Xisheng Jia and Anthony H. Christer).
PART E: CASES WITH EMPHASIS ON OPERATIONS OPTIMIZATION AND REENGINEERING.
Mean Residual Life and Optimal Operating Conditions for Industrial Furnace Tubes (Elsayed A. Elsayed).
Optimization of Dragline Load (Peter G. A. Townson, et al.).
Ford's Reliability Improvement Process—A Case Study on Automotive Wheel Bearings (Karl D. Majeske, et al.).
Reliability of Oil Seal for Transaxle—A Science SQC Approach at Toyota (Kakuro Amasaka and Shunji Osaki)
PART F: CASES WITH EMPHASIS ON PRODUCT WARRANTY.
Warranty Data Analysis for Assessing Product Reliability (Peter C. Sander, et al.).
Reliability and Warranty Analysis of a Motorcycle Based on Claims Data (Bermawi P. Iskandar and Wallace R. Blischke).
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