An Overview of Reliability Engineering (可靠性工程概述)

Wei Huang
Wei Huang received the M.S. degree in Reliability & Quality Engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in Systems & Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona, USA, in 1998, and 2002, respectively; and the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, P. R. China in 1982, 1985, and 1988, respectively. He has been a Senior more


This seminar session provides an overview of major aspects of reliability engineering, including general introduction of reliability engineering (definition of reliability, function of reliability engineering, a brief history of reliability, etc.), reliability basics (metrics used in reliability, commonly-used probability distributions in reliability, bathtub curve, reliability demonstration test planning, confidence intervals, Bayesian statistics application in reliability, strength-stress interference theory, etc.), accelerated life testing (ALT) (types of ALT, Arrhenius model, inverse power law model, Eyring model, temperature-humidity model, etc.), reliability growth (reliability-based growth models, MTBF-based growth model, etc.), systems reliability & availability (reliability block diagram, non-repairable or repairable systems, reliability modeling of series systems, parallel systems, standby systems, and complex systems, load sharing reliability, reliability allocation, system availability, Monte Carlo simulation, etc.), and degradation-based reliability (introduction of degradation-based reliability, difference between traditional reliability and degradation-based reliability, etc.).

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