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Reliability, Maintainability and Risk, 9th Edition by David J. Smith

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Chapter 11

Design and Assurance Techniques

Abstract

This chapter begins with the importance of allocating requirements realistically across the elements of a system. It deals with stress analysis and its relation to failure rate and summarises failure mechanisms and environmental factors. Design factors, including complexity and redundancy are covered as is burn-in and maintenance.

Keywords

Allocation
stress
strength
complexity
burn-in
screening
This chapter outlines the activities and techniques, in design and operation, that are used to optimize reliability.

11.1. Specifying and Allocating the Requirement

The main objective of a reliability and maintainability program is to ensure adequate performance consistent with minimal maintenance costs. ...

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