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Detailed review of: 

Handbook of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety in Engineering Design

 

 

Publishers

:

Springer, London

 

Author

:

Rudolph Frederick Stapelberg

 

Title

:

Handbook of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety in Engineering Design

 

Year of Publication

:

2009

 

Pages:

:

827

 

ISBN

:

9781848001749

 

Reviewer

:

Krishna B. Misra

 

Status

:

Review published in IJPE, Vol. 5, No. 5, October 2009, p. 500.

 

The book comprises of 5 chapters organized on two parts as listed below:

 

PART I: Engineering Design Integrity Overview

 

Chapter 1: Design Integrity Methodology

 29 Pages

1.1 

Designing for Integrity

 

1.2 

Artificial Intelligence in Design

 
   

 

 

Chapter 2: Design Integrity and Automation

 7 Pages

2.1 

Industry Perception and Related Research

 

2.2 

Intelligent Design Systems

 

PART II: Engineering Design Integrity Application

 

Chapter 3: Reliability and Performance in Engineering Design

 252 Pages

3.1 

Introduction

 

3.2 

Theoretical Overview of Reliability and Performance

 

3.3 

Analytic Development of Reliability and Performance

 

3.4 

Application Modelling of Reliability and Performance

 

3.5 

Review Exercises and References

 
 

 

Chapter 4: Availability and Maintainability in Engineering Design

 233 pages

4.1 

Introduction

 

4.2 

Theoretical Overview of Availability and Maintainability in Engineering Design

 

4.3 

Analytical Development of Availability and Maintainability

 

4.4 

Application Modelling of Availability and Maintainability in Engineering Design

 

4.5 

Review Exercises and References

 
 

 

Chapter 5: Safety and Risk in Engineering Design

 270 Pages

5.1 

Introduction

 

5.2 

Theoretical Overview of Safety and Risk in Engineering Design

 

5.3 

Analytical Development of Safety and Risk in Engineering Design

 

5.4 

Application Modelling of Safety and Risk in Engineering Design

 

5.5 

Review Exercises and References

 

 

A - Design Engineer's Scope of Work

 7 Pages

 

B - Bibliography of Selected Literature

 3 Pages

 

Index

 17 Pages

 

 

 

 

This is one of the books, which covers major constituents of dependability, namely, reliability, availability, maintainapid4018207-relbility and safety, including risk, in totality as far as design of complex system or a process plant is concerned.Since the subject concerns the activities during design phase, the handbook does not concern itself with the quality and other attribute of dependability or performability. As is expected, the book stresses the importance of design reviews at all phases of system development, viz., conceptual, schematic and final detailed design an d presents the tools to carry out these as well as to develop alternative designs if the shortcomings of goal are discovered. The book also does not concern with the sustainability aspect of design although talks about applying the concepts to process systems as well. Environmental impact of processes is vital cons ideration from process system design.  Howe ver the reviewer would like to recommend this for all design engineers as it provides the most comprehensive coverage of the engineering design problems and analytical tools for achieving the design.

                                                                                                         Krishna B. Misra

 

Review published in the International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 5, October 2009, p. 500.


 

 

 
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