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Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering

By Indra Gunawen
Series: Performability Engineering Series
Copyright: 2014   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781118549568  |  Hardcover  |  
178 pages
Price: $175 USD
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Provides fundamentals of reliability engineering and illustrates practical applications in the area of parallel/distributed systems (Multistage Interconnection Networks).

Audience
The book will appeal to a wide range of readers from researchers and students to reliability engineers, electrical engineers, computer engineers, and other engineering professionals involved in the design, development, manufacture and maintenance of reliable engineering products and systems.

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The first part of the book (chapters 1-5) - introduces the concept of reliability engineering, elements of probability theory, probability distributions, availability, and data analysis. The second part of the book (chapters 6-11) provides an overview of parallel/distributed computing, network design considerations, classification of multistage interconnection networks, network reliability evaluation methods, and reliability analysis of multistage interconnection networks including reliability prediction of distributed systems using Monte Carlo method.

The book meets the increasing demand for knowledge tools that practicing reliability professionals can use to optimize their reliability decisions. Reliability prediction is important as it determines the usability and efficiency of the network to provide services. Reliability evaluation methods discussed in this book can be applied to analyze the reliability of any other systems. As an example, reliability analysis of distributed systems that consist of layers of switching elements connected together in a predefined topology that provide the connectivity between the set of processors and the set of memory modules, are presented.


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Indra Gunawan, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Postgraduate Programs in Maintenance and Reliability Engineering in the School of Applied Sciences and Engineering at the Federation University, Australia. He completed his Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering from Northeastern University, USA. Prior to joining Monash University, he served as a faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. His main areas of research are maintenance and reliability engineering, project management, application of operations research, operations management, applied statistics, probability modeling, and engineering systems design. His work has appeared in many peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.


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