Handbook of performability engineering [electronic resource] / Krishna B. Misra, editor.

London : Springer, 2008.
1 online resource (1359 p.)
1st ed. 2008.

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Reliability (Engineering).
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Performability engineering provides us with the framework to consider both dependability and sustainability for the optimal design of products, systems or services. Whereas dependability is an aggregate of one or more of the attributes of survivability (such as quality, reliability, and maintainability etc.) and safety, and the present designs based on dependability and life cycle costs cannot be really called truly optimal since these attributes are strongly influenced by the design, raw materials, fabrication, techniques and manufacturing processes employed, and their control and usage. Therefore, sustainability, characterized by dematerilization, energy and waste minimization, disposability, reuse and recycling and other the environmental considerations which help in clean production, must be considered along with dependability. Design of 21st Century products, systems and services must conform to performability designs. More so when world resources are on the decline and to keep pace with rising population, the increased volume of production is bound to affect the world’s environmental health further. 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 and systems in the long run. These factors cannot be ignored any more and must not 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.
Performability Engineering: An Essential Concept in the 21st Century
Engineering Design: A Systems Approach
A Practitioner’s View of Quality, Reliability and Safety
Product Design Optimization
Constructing a Product Design for the Environment Process
Dependability Considerations in the Design of a System
Designing Engineering Systems for Sustainability
The Management of Engineering
Engineering Versus Marketing: An Appraisal in a Global Economic Environment
The Performance Economy: Business Models for the Functional Service Economy
Cleaner Production and Industrial Ecology: A Dire Need for 21st Century Manufacturing
Quality Engineering and Management
Quality Engineering: Control, Design and Optimization
Statistical Process Control
Engineering Process Control: A Review
Six Sigma — Status and Trends
Computer Based Robust Engineering
Integrating a Continual Improvement Process with the Product Development Program
Reliability Engineering: A Perspective
Tampered Failure Rate Load-Sharing Systems: Status and Perspectives
O(kn) Algorithms for Analyzing Repairable and Non-repairable k-out-of-n:G Systems
Imperfect Coverage Models: Status and Trends
Reliability of Phased-mission Systems
Reliability of Semi-Markov Systems in Discrete Time: Modeling and Estimation
Binary Decision Diagrams for Reliability Studies
Field Data Analysis for Repairable Systems: Status and Industry Trends
Reliability Degradation of Mechanical Components and Systems
New Models and Measures for Reliability of Multi-state Systems
A Universal Generating Function in the Analysis of Multi-state Systems
New Approaches for Reliability Design in Multistate Systems
New Approaches to System Analysis and Design: A Review
Optimal Reliability Design of a System
MIP: A Versatile Tool for Reliability Design of a System
Reliability Demonstration in Product Validation Testing
Quantitative Accelerated Life-testing and Data Analysis
HALT and HASS Overview: The New Quality and Reliability Paradigm
Modeling Count Data in Risk Analysis and Reliability Engineering
Fault Tree Analysis
Common Cause Failure Modeling: Status and Trends
A Methodology for Promoting Reliable Human-System Interaction
Risk Analysis and Management: An Introduction
Accident Analysis of Complex Systems Based on System Control for Safety
Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Risk Management
Risk Governance: An Application of Analytic-deliberative Policy Making
Maintenance Engineering and Maintainability: An Introduction
System Maintenance: Trends in Management and Technology
Maintenance Models and Optimization
Replacement and Preventive Maintenance Models
Effective Fault Detection and CBM Based on Oil Data Modeling and DPCA
Sustainability: Motivation and Pathways for Implementation
Corporate Sustainability: Some Challenges for Implementing and Teaching Organizational Risk Management in a Performability Context
Towards Sustainable Operations Management Integrating Sustainability Management into Operations Management Strategies and Practices
Indicators for Assessing Sustainability Performance
Sustainable Technology
Biotechnology: Molecular Design in a Globalizing World
Nanotechnology: A New Technological Revolution in the 21st Century
An Overview of Reliability and Failure Mode Analysis of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
Amorphous Hydrogenated Carbon Nanofilm
Applications of Performability Engineering Concepts
Reliability in the Medical Device Industry
A Tasks-based Six Sigma Roadmap for Healthcare Services
Status and Recent Trends in Reliability for Civil Engineering Problems
Performability Issues in Wireless Communication Networks
Performability Modeling and Analysis of Grid Computing
Status and Trends in the Performance Assessment of Fault Tolerant Systems
Prognostics and Health Monitoring of Electronics
RAMS Management of Railway Tracks
Cost-Benefit Optimization Including Maintenance for Structures by a Renewal Model
Reliability and Price Assessment and the Associated Risk Control for Restructured Power Systems
Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants
Software Reliability and Fault-tolerant Systems: An Overview and Perspectives
Application of the Lognormal Distribution to Software Reliability Engineering
Early-stage Software Product Quality Prediction Based on Process Measurement Data
On the Development of Discrete Software Reliability Growth Models
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Misra, Krishna B., 1943-
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-1-84800-131-2 doi