Best Reference Books – Reliability in Engineering Design

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We have compiled a list of Best Reference Books on Reliability in Engineering Design Subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges.

Here is the full list of best reference books on Reliability in Engineering Design.

We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books for reference on this subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains a review of these books and links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

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1. “Design Engineering” by J R Dixon
2. “Engineering Design” by G Dieter

“Engineering Design” Book Review: The text aims at providing a realistic understanding of the engineering design process and contains a more prescriptive guidance on how to carry out the design. The book provides guidance on complete designing projects, including selecting a market and creating a working prototype. The book also contains important references, recommendations of various softwares and websites for practical learning and use. The book sweeps through a wide set of topics including Risk, Reliability and Safety, Quality, Robust Design and Optimization, Cost Evaluation, Legal and Ethical Issues in Engineering Design, Economic Decision Making etc.

3. “Introduction to Reliability in Design” by C O Smith
4. “Quality Control, Reliability and Engineering Design” by B S Dhillon

“Quality Control, Reliability and Engineering Design” Book Review: The book covers the essential aspects of quality control, reliability and engineering design and covers all major aspects involved in the development of a product. With a total of eighteen chapters, the book touches the various factors that influence the reliability in engineering design such as Design Optimization Methods, Human Factors in Engineering Design, Engineering Designing Reviews, The Designing Process and Associated Areas, Reliability Estimation, Applied Quality Control etc. Summary, Exercises and References are included at the end of each chapter for extended understanding and practice.

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5. “Probabilistic Mechanical Design” by E B Haugan

“Probabilistic Mechanical Design” Book Review: The book focuses on mathematical approach to accurate designs for mechanical engineers as well as nuclear, mining and electrical engineers. It covers the concepts of engineering design based on the behavior of random variables, determining reliability specifications, avoiding the problem of both over- and under-designing etc. The book covers both theory and mathematical analysis and derivations. The concepts are explained on mathematical grounds. A number of worked out examples are provided for understanding the concepts and applications. Ample problems for practice are also included. The design methods presented can be easily adapted by the students for practical applications.

6. “Reliability in Engineering Design” by K C Kapur and L R Lamberson

“Reliability in Engineering Design” Book Review: The book sheds light on the concepts of reliability in engineering design for thorough utilization and safety of engineering equipment and systems. It covers the concepts in a rather detailed manner but at the same time easy to understand and comprehend. An array of topics is covered in this book. This includes, Probabilistic Engineering Design, Interference Theory and Reliability Computations, Exponential Distribution, Sequential Life Testing, Bayesian Reliability in Design and Testing, Combination of Random Variable’s in Design etc. The book also provides elaborate discussions on important reliability concepts such as Reliability Measures, Static Reliability Models, Time Dependent Stress-Strength Models, Dynamic Reliability Models, Reliability Estimation, Reliability Optimization etc. These concepts are explained through various reliability design examples making it easily digestible for the readers.

7. “Reliability in Engineering Design” by Kailash C Kapur and Leonard R Lamberson

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“Reliability in Engineering Design” Book Review: The book focuses on reliability in design, engineering and management and its role in various stages involved in the development of a product. The book covers distribution of key reliability practices throughout an organization, development, design, manufacturing, assembly, sales and service of a product and management of reliability throughout the life cycle of a product including concept and research. The concepts are explained through illustrative examples. The book provides ample worked problems and numerical examples for practice. It also includes homework problems, solutions manual and class-tested materials for better learning and comprehension.

8. “Principles of Loads and Failure Mechanisms: Applications in Maintenance, Reliability and Design” by T Tinga

“Principles of Loads and Failure Mechanisms: Applications in Maintenance, Reliability and Design” Book Review: The book provides a detailed discussion and analysis of principles of loads and failure mechanisms and its applications in maintenance, reliability and design. The book is divided into two major parts namely, Principles of Loads and Failure Mechanisms and Applications in Maintenance, Reliability and Design. It comprises nine elaborate chapters. Some of the chapters present in the textbook are External Loads, Internal Loads, Failure Mechanisms, Maintenance Concepts, Failure Analysis, Design etc. The book provides a balanced culmination of both theory and applications. It also includes references and further reading sections for extended study.

9. “Reliability Verification Testing And Analysis In Engineering Design” by Gary S Wasserman

“Reliability Verification Testing and Analysis in Engineering Design” Book Review: The book serves as ready reference for current theory and methods for designing reliability tests and analyzing resultant data. It makes healthy use of computer-aided engineering practices and demonstrates the use of softwares such as Microsoft Excel, MINITAB, WinSMITH, and ReliaSoft, used across various industries for analyzing the resultant data. The book provides an exposition on modern design reliability principles, techniques, and terms, applications of Microsoft Excel Tool Solver and Goal Seek nonlinear search procedures for developing Fisher matrices and likelihood ratio confidence intervals, and table generation on median ranks, beta-binomial bounds, and standard percents etc. The book can largely benefit students as well as practitioners in the field.

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10. “Recent Advances in Reliability and Quality in Design (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering)” by imusti

People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these books – “Design Engineering” by J R Dixon, “Engineering Design” by G Dieter, “Introduction to Reliability in Design” by C O Smith, “Quality Control, Reliability and Engineering Design” by B S Dhillon, “Probabilistic Mechanical Design” by E B Haugan, “Reliability in Engineering Design” by K C Kapur and L R Lamberson, “Reliability In Engineering Design” by Kailash C Kapur and Leonard R Lamberson, “Principles of Loads and Failure Mechanisms: Applications in Maintenance, Reliability and Design” by T Tinga, “Reliability Verification Testing And Analysis In Engineering Design” by Gary S Wasserman, “Recent Advances in Reliability and Quality in Design (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering)” by imusti – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

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