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Recent Advances In System Reliability

Author : Anatoly Lisnianski
ISBN : 1447122070
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Recent Advances in System Reliability discusses developments in modern reliability theory such as signatures, multi-state systems and statistical inference. It describes the latest achievements in these fields, and covers the application of these achievements to reliability engineering practice. The chapters cover a wide range of new theoretical subjects and have been written by leading experts in reliability theory and its applications. The topics include: concepts and different definitions of signatures (D-spectra), their properties and applications to reliability of coherent systems and network-type structures; Lz-transform of Markov stochastic process and its application to multi-state system reliability analysis; methods for cost-reliability and cost-availability analysis of multi-state systems; optimal replacement and protection strategy; and statistical inference. Recent Advances in System Reliability presents many examples to illustrate the theoretical results. Real world multi-state systems, such as power generation and transmission, refrigeration, and production systems, are considered in the form of case studies, making the book a useful resource for researchers and postgraduate students.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Recent Advances In Multi State Systems Reliability

Author : Anatoly Lisnianski
ISBN : 9783319634234
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book addresses a modern topic in reliability: multi-state and continuous-state system reliability, which has been intensively developed in recent years. It offers an up-to-date overview of the latest developments in reliability theory for multi-state systems, engineering applications to a variety of technical problems, and case studies that will be of interest to reliability engineers and industrial managers. It also covers corresponding theoretical issues, as well as case studies illustrating the applications of the corresponding theoretical advances. The book is divided into two parts: Modern Mathematical Methods for Multi-state System Reliability Analysis (Part 1), and Applications and Case Studies (Part 2), which examines real-world multi-state systems. It will greatly benefit scientists and researchers working in reliability, as well as practitioners and managers with an interest in reliability and performability analysis. It can also be used as a textbook or as a supporting text for postgraduate courses in Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, and Operations Research.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Recent Advances In Reliability Theory

Author : N. Limnios
ISBN : 9781461213840
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book presents thirty-one extensive and carefully edited chapters providing an up-to-date survey of new models and methods for reliability analysis and applications in science, engineering, and technology. The chapters contain broad coverage of the latest developments and innovative techniques in a wide range of theoretical and numerical issues in the field of statistical and probabilistic methods in reliability.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Recent Advances In Reliability And Quality In Design

Author : Hoang Pham
ISBN : 9781848001138
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book presents the latest theories and methods of reliability and quality, with emphasis on reliability and quality in design and modelling. Each chapter is written by active researchers and professionals with international reputations, providing material which bridges the gap between theory and practice to trigger new practices and research challenges. The book therefore provides a state-of-the-art survey of reliability and quality in design and practices.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Recent Advances In Life Testing And Reliability

Author : N. Balakrishnan
ISBN : 0849389720
Genre : Business & Economics
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This unique volume presents chapters written on the areas of life-testing and reliability by many well-known researchers who have contributed significantly to these two areas over the years. Chapters cover a wide range of topics such as inference under censoring and truncation, reliability growth models, designs to improve quality, prediction techniques, Bayesian analysis of reliability, multivariate methods, accelerated testing, and more. The book is written in an easy-to-follow style, first presenting the necessary theoretical details and then illustrating the methods with a numerical examples wherever possible. Many tables and graphs that are essential for the use of some of the new methodologies are presented throughout the volume. Numerous examples provide the reader with a clear understanding of the methods presented as well as with insight into the applications of these results.
Category: Business & Economics

Recent Advances In Reliability And Quality Engineering

Author : Hoang Pham
ISBN : 9812811869
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume presents recent research in reliability and quality theory and its applications by many leading experts in the field. The subjects covered include reliability optimization, software reliability, maintenance, quality engineering, system reliability, Monte Carlo simulation, tolerance design optimization, manufacturing system estimation, neural networks, software quality assessment, optimization design of life tests, software quality, reliability-centered maintenance, multivariate control chart, methodology for measurement of test effectiveness, imperfect preventive maintenance, Markovian reliability modeling, accelerated life testing, and system availability assessment. The book will serve as a reference for postgraduate students and will also prove useful for practitioners and researchers in reliability and quality engineering. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1.1: Introduction (88 KB). Chapter 1.2: The Symmetrical Johnson Su Distributions (101 KB). Chapter 1.3: Application to Control Charts (79 KB). Chapter 1.4: An Example (84 KB). Chapter 1.5: How Kurtosis Affects Classical Charts (104 KB). Chapter 1.6: OC and ARL Curves (133 KB). Chapter 1.7: Conlusions (129 KB). Contents: Control Charts for Data Having a Symmetrical Distribution with a Positive Kurtosis (P Philippe); A Software Reliability Model with Testing Coverage and Imperfect Debugging (X Zhang & H Pham); Cost Allocation for Software Reliability (O Berman & M Cutler); General Reliability Test Plans for One-Shot Devices (W Zhang & W-K Shiue); Multivariate Control Chart (M-W Lu & R J Rudy); Optimal Preparedness Maintenance of Multi-Unit Systems with Imperfect Maintenance and Economic Dependence (H Wang et al.); Estimation of System Reliability by Variationally Processed Monte Carlo Simulation (M Chang et al.); A Bayesian Approach to the Optimal Policy under Imperfect Preventive Maintenance Models (K-S Park & C-H Jun); Design of Life Tests Based on Multi-Stage Decision Process (A Kanagawa & H Ohta); Reliability-Centered Maintenance for Light Rail Equipment (K H K Leung et al.); Incorporating Environmental Concepts with Tolerance Design Optimization Model (G Chen); Markovian Reliability Modeling for Software Safety/Availability Measurement (K Tokuno & S Yamada); Group Control Charts with Variable Stream and Sample Sizes (K T Lee et al.); A Methodology for the Measurement of Test Effectiveness (J C Munson & A P Nikora); Modeling Software Quality with Classification Trees (T M Khoshgoftaar & E B Allen); Highly Reliable Systems: Designing Software for Improved Assessment (B Cukic & F Bastani); Manufacturing Systems Estimation Using Neural Network Models (P L Cooper & G J Savage); A Deterministic Selective Maintenance Model for Complex Systems (C R Cassady et al.). Readership: Practitioners, postgraduate students and researchers in reliability and quality engineering.
Category: Business & Economics

Recent Advances In Experimental Mechanics

Author : E.E. Gdoutos
ISBN : 9781402006838
Genre : Science
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This state-of-the-art volume covers a wide range of subjects in experimental mechanics including optical methods of stress analysis (photoelasticity, moirè, etc.), composite materials, sandwich construction, fracture mechanics, fatigue and damage, nondestructive evaluation, dynamic problems, foam, materials, fiber optic sensors, speckle metrology, digital image processing, nanotechnology, neutron diffraction and synchrotron radiation methods. Written by leading scientists in the field, the book contains 71 papers presented at the Symposium on "Recent Advances in Experimental Mechanics", which was organized in honor of Professor I.M. Daniel at Virginia Tech, on June 23-28, 2002. The book presents a thorough review of the latest problems of experimental mechanics. It is a vital supplement and reference source for researchers, practicing engineers and students.
Category: Science

Recent Advances In Maintenance And Infrastructure Management

Author : Roberto Davide Cigolini
ISBN : 9781848824898
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Recent Advances in Maintenance and Infrastructure Management is a collection of papers highlighting the state of the art in maintenance of large structures and management of infrastructures. The papers selected in this book are written by international experts from academia and industry, and were presented during the past three International Conference on Maintenance Management (MM Conferences) held from 2005 to 2007 and organized by CNIM (Italian National Committee for Maintenance). The selected papers are categorized into four thematic areas: 1. reliability and maintenance; 2. mathematical modeling and metrics for maintenance; 3. maintenance management and organization, and; 4. facilities management and contracting. The papers cover topics ranging from embedded sensors for diagnostics of structures to organizational issues related to effective maintenance planning. Recent Advances in Maintenance and Infrastructure Management provides readers with a snapshot of the latest developments in the tools and techniques used to conduct maintenance of complex infrastructures and systems. The book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in academia and industry involved in planning and deployment of maintenance operations. Additionally, this can serve as a reference text for advanced courses in operations management, and structural health monitoring.
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Recent Advances In Structural Engineering

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ISBN : 8173714932
Genre : Structural engineering
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This book contains state-of-the-art review articles on specific research areas in the civil engineering discipline-the areas include geotechnical engineering, hydraulics and water resources engineering, and structural engineering. The articles are written by invited authors who are currently active at the international level in their respective research fields.
Category: Structural engineering

Recent Advances In Computer Science And Information Engineering

Author : Zhihong Qian
ISBN : 9783642257926
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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CSIE 2011 is an international scientific Congress for distinguished scholars engaged in scientific, engineering and technological research, dedicated to build a platform for exploring and discussing the future of Computer Science and Information Engineering with existing and potential application scenarios. The congress has been held twice, in Los Angeles, USA for the first and in Changchun, China for the second time, each of which attracted a large number of researchers from all over the world. The congress turns out to develop a spirit of cooperation that leads to new friendship for addressing a wide variety of ongoing problems in this vibrant area of technology and fostering more collaboration over the world. The congress, CSIE 2011, received 2483 full paper and abstract submissions from 27 countries and regions over the world. Through a rigorous peer review process, all submissions were refereed based on their quality of content, level of innovation, significance, originality and legibility. 688 papers have been accepted for the international congress proceedings ultimately.
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Binary Decision Diagrams And Extensions For System Reliability Analysis

Author : Liudong Xing
ISBN : 1119178029
Genre : TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
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"Recent advances in science and technology have made modern computing and engineering systems more powerful and sophisticated than ever. The increasing complexity and scale imply that system reliability problems not only continue to be a challenge but also require more efficient models and solutions. This is the first book systematically covering the state-of-the-art binary decision diagrams and their extended models, which can provide efficient and exact solutions to reliability analysis of large and complex systems. The book provides both basic concepts and detailed algorithms for modelling and evaluating reliability of a wide range of complex systems, such as multi-state systems, phased-mission systems, fault-tolerant systems with imperfect fault coverage, systems with common-cause failures, systems with disjoint failures, and systems with functional dependent failures. These types of systems abound in safety-critical or mission-critical applications such as aerospace, circuits, power systems, medical systems, telecommunication systems, transmission systems, traffic light systems, data storage systems, and etc. The book provides both small-scale illustrative examples and large-scale benchmark examples to demonstrate broad applications and advantages of different decision diagrams based methods for complex system reliability analysis. Other measures including component importance and failure frequency are also covered. A rich set of references is cited in the book, providing helpful resources for readers to pursue further research and study of the topics. The target audience of the book is reliability and safety engineers or researchers. The book can serve as a textbook on system reliability analysis. It can also serve as a tutorial and reference book on decision diagrams, multi-state systems, phased-mission systems, and imperfect fault coverage models. "--
Category: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

Recent Advances In Geriatrics

Author : Mario Barbagallo
ISBN : 9781489914835
Genre : Medical
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This book, Recent Advances in Geriatrics, is based on the proceedings of the 8th Course of the School of Gerontology and Geriatrics held in Erice (Trapani, Italy) at the In ternational Centre for Scientific Culture "Ettore Majorana" on March 20-25, 1997. This international effort was organized jointly by professors from the University of Palermo (It aly) and from Wayne State University (Michigan, USA) as a result of a cross-cultural col laboration of several years. _ The increasing average age of the populations in industrialized countries has re sulted in increased interest in the different biological, medical, psychological, and eco nomic aspects related to the health and social care of the elderly. Physicians and health care practitioners are realizing the need for a revised approach to geriatric care. Comprising contributions of clinicians and scientists from Italy and North America, the present volume provides a multidisciplinary approach to many gerontological and geriatric problems, examined from a scientific and a practical point of view. Several of the most important aspects of the aging process - the genetics of aging, body composition modification, immunological, endocrinological, and renal physiology changes - have been addressed. Data from a multi-center Italian study on centenarians is reported, to gether with an update on clinical and pharmacological approaches to dementia syndromes and economic and social aspects related to the care of the elderly.
Category: Medical

Error Coding For Arithmetic Processors

Author : T.R.N. Rao
ISBN : 9780323162289
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Error Coding for Arithmetic Processors provides an understanding of arithmetically invariant codes as a primary technique of fault-tolerant computing by discussing the progress in arithmetic coding theory. The book provides an introduction to arithmetic error code, single-error detection, and long-distance codes. It also discusses algebraic structures, linear congruences, and residues. Organized into eight chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the mathematical background in number theory, algebra, and error control techniques. It then explains the basic mathematical models on a register and its number representation system. The reader is also introduced to arithmetic processors, as well as to error control techniques. The text also explores the functional units of a digital computer, including control unit, arithmetic processor, memory unit, program unit, and input/output unit. Students in advanced undergraduate or graduate level courses, researchers, and readers who are interested in applicable knowledge on arithmetic codes will find this book extremely useful.
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Reliability Issues For Dod Systems

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 0309168805
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The final report of the National Research Council's (NRC) Panel on Statistical Methods for Testing and Evaluating Defense Systems (National Research Council, 1998) was intended to provide broad advice to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on current statistical methods and principles that could be applied to the developmental and operational testing and evaluation of defense systems. To that end, the report contained chapters on the use of testing as a tool of system development; current methods of experimental design; evaluation methods; methods for testing and assessing reliability, availability, and maintainability; software development and testing; and validation of modeling and simulation for use in operational test and evaluation. While the examination of such a wide variety of topics was useful in helping DoD understand the breadth of problems for which statistical methods could be applied and providing direction as to how the methods currently used could be improved, there was, quite naturally, a lack of detail in each area. To address the need for further detail, two DoD agencies-the Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics-asked the NRC's Committee on National Statistics to initiate a series of workshops on statistical issues relevant to defense acquisition. The aim of each workshop is to inform DoD about the methods that represent the statistical state of the art and, through interactions of the statistical and defense communities, explore their relevance for DoD application.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Fault Diagnosis And Fault Tolerance For Mechatronic Systems Recent Advances

Author : Fabrizio Caccavale
ISBN : 9783540441595
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book will play a central role in ensuring safe and reliable behaviour of intelligent and autonomous systems. It collects some of the most recent results in fault diagnosis and fault tolerant systems, with particular emphasis on mechatronic systems.
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Recent Advances In Design For Manufacture Dfm

Author : American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Design Engineering Division
ISBN : UOM:39015052401042
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Seventeen papers presented at the November 2000 symposium discuss new applications and tools that facilitate design and manufacturing, the impact of information technologies, and new concepts and ideas for the future. Topics include software tool development for grain size measurement using ASTM sta
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Technological Advances In Interactive Collaborative Learning

Author : Nia Alexandrov
ISBN : 9781466502086
Genre : Business & Economics
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Exploring the latest developments in the technology and pedagogy of higher education, Technological Advances in Interactive Collaborative Learning presents information technology-oriented educational programs for the next generation of scientists and researchers. It highlights the importance of technology, pedagogy, and management in the higher education ecosystem. With a focus on technological innovations, the book explains how Web 2.0 technologies can enhance collaborative learning and how immersive learning environments and mobile technologies can improve the learning process. The text then describes novel pedagogical and methodological approaches that underpin the technological advances, facilitate collaborative learning, and enable the efficient use of games. The book also covers managerial aspects and best practices through case studies and examples. Drawing on the work of longtime researchers in computational science and e-learning, this book shows how interactive collaborative learning can help scientists and researchers acquire the multidisciplinary skills to understand and use complex mathematical models, high performance computing, and other advanced technology necessary in today’s interconnected, data-rich world. It will also help computer scientists and engineers create easy-to-use and research-friendly systems.
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Recent Advances On Soft Computing And Data Mining

Author : Tutut Herawan
ISBN : 9783319076928
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Soft Computing and Data Mining, SCDM 2014, held in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, in June 16th-18th, 2014. The 65 revised full papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 145 submissions, and organized into two main topical sections; Data Mining and Soft Computing. The goal of this book is to provide both theoretical concepts and, especially, practical techniques on these exciting fields of soft computing and data mining, ready to be applied in real-world applications. The exchanges of views pertaining future research directions to be taken in this field and the resultant dissemination of the latest research findings makes this work of immense value to all those having an interest in the topics covered.
Category: Computers

Recent Advances In Parallel Virtual Machine And Message Passing Interface

Author : European Pvm
ISBN : 9783540410102
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th European PVM/MPI Users' Group Meeting held in Balatonfüred, Hungary in September 2000. The 35 revised papers and seven posters presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The book offers topical sections on evaluation and performance, algorithms, extensions and improvements, implementation, heterogenous distributed systems, tools, and applications in science and engineering. All current aspects of the parallel virtual machine approach and the message passing interface paradigm are addressed.
Category: Computers

Handbook Of Military Industrial Engineering

Author : Adedeji B. Badiru
ISBN : 1420066293
Genre : Business & Economics
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In light of increasing economic and international threats, military operations must be examined with a critical eye in terms of process design, management, improvement, and control. Although the Pentagon and militaries around the world have utilized industrial engineering (IE) concepts to achieve this goal for decades, there has been no single resource to bring together IE applications with a focus on improving military operations. Until now. Winner of the 2010 IIE/Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award The Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering is the first compilation of the fundamental tools, principles, and modeling techniques of industrial engineering with specific and direct application to military systems. Globally respected IE experts provide proven strategies that can help any military organization effectively create, adapt, utilize, and deploy resources, tools, and technology. Topics covered include: Supply Chain Management and decision making Lean Enterprise Concepts for military operations Modeling and optimization Economic planning for military systems Contingency planning and logistics Human factors and ergonomics Information management and control Civilian engineers working on systems analysis, project management, process design, and operations research will also find inspiration and useful ideas on how to effectively apply the concepts covered for non-military uses. On the battlefield and in business, victory goes to those who utilize their resources most effectively, especially in times of operational crisis. The Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering is a complete reference that will serve as an invaluable resource for those looking to make the operational improvements needed to accomplish the mission at hand.
Category: Business & Economics