An Introduction to Reliability and Maintainability Engineering 2 Har/Cdr Edition

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"Absolutely excellent book. The best there is for a first comprehensive course on R & M." -- Kenneth Case, Oklahoma State University

"Every student of reliability and every reliability improvement professional should have this book at their fingertips. It is clearly written and focuses not only on the concepts of reliability but also on their application. The Excel templates provided with the book greatly assist in the learning process by doing the tedious computations." -- Paul J. Fields, Brigham Young University

"This is an outstanding text on the fundamentals of reliability and maintainability. The text is well organized and readable. The problems are appropriate in terms of quantity and difficulty." -- Stanley Bullington, Mississippi State University

"Ebeling communicates well, and the examples and problems are thought-provoking and well-chosen." -- Alan Johnson, Air Force Institute of Technology

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc; 2 Har/Cdr edition (December 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577666259
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577666257
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #632,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marzio Marigo on September 22, 2012
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The handbook edited by prof. Ebeling is a good resource to introduce the reliability problems.
The book has a mathematical structure, with very detailed demostrations of relations and formulas. However, differently from the main books treating the argument, Ebeling introduces a large number of solved exercises with practical cases.
However, the text, for me, it has two limitations. One minor and one major.
The first one is the absence to references to international standards of reliability (IEC 61508, IEC 61511, EN ISO 13849-1, etc.). But this is not very important.
The second one is most important: at the end of every chapter are suggested a lot of number of exercise WITHOUT solution. The solution manual is not available, for consultants, designers and engineers outside of academia, even for a fee. This is a ENORMOUS limit of the text, because most of the exercises have implications for the solution of technical and practical cases. And without these solutions, the text lacks a very important part, useful for all readers who use it for work, outside the University.

Marzio Marigo
Venice Area
Italy
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By xar_cafe on May 15, 2012
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This textbook is very well-written and quite comprehensive. It also has great practice problems that you can work on to understand the material. HOWEVER, the textbook does not contain an answer key in the back. A call to the publisher (Waveland Press) made me aware that the answer key is only available to instructors in colleges if they can proove that they are using this book as the class textbook. To me this is a rip-off, because normally publishers provide answer keys upon request. In Summary: Great book, terrible publisher. Waveland Press sucks! How am I supposed to self-study without the answers???!!!
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This is a great book to get introduced to the field of Reliability Engineering and Maintainability concepts. The author gives practical examples and real life situations where reliability can be applied. What I liked the most about the book is they derived each formula and give insights into the usage - this gives a lot of clarity in understanding. For example, concepts like MTTF, Reliability relation to Failure distribution etc are not just mentioned, but derived systematically. One off-side could be that it takes longer time to chug with the mathematics, but at same time gives a thorough theoretical grounding. Some sections like Systems Reliability and Markov transition models could have been made better in my opinion. Also, if the data used is available via internet, would be useful - since I have the older edition, am assuming this must be taken care of with the latest edition. Overall, this is a good read though would suggest to complement the material presented with other texts.
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I already had some reliability related books and was intrigued by the claim of this one being more practical info. I didn't really feel this was the case after glancing through the book. I already own Accelerated Testing: A Practitioner's Guide to Accelerated And Reliability Testing by Dodson & Schwab. I found "Accelerated Testing..." more readable and applicable to learning about reliability and various models used in performing accelerated testing. Had the publisher allowed viewing inside the book online, i probably would have figured out it wasn't what it's cracked up to be. Amazon, as always, graciously let me return it.
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By Ethan Harper on December 11, 2012
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I use this book almost every day at work. It's a great as reference material, and the examples inside are easy to follow along with. Very well laid out and informative.

Fantastic book!
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Though it is really a text book, it is also a great reference book. Problems at the end of the chapter can be worked to help the user grasp the theories and applications the book teaches.
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Excellent presentation. Just the right blend of statistics and reliability engineering. So many examples that help understand the application of the theory.
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