Engineering systems and products are increasingly complex with multiple functionalities and embedded intelligence, but the demand for reliability and cost effective in their development and fabrication also increases. Also, the quest for sustainability requires products and systems to be able to operate for long period of time to reduce waste and preserve our environment. Furthermore, many low cost systems and products are now available, and reliability becomes a salient key for global competition. Therefore, Reliability is one of the most important attributes in all these systems and products, and the interest in reliability has been growing in recent years and this trend will continue during the next decade and beyond.
However, reliability concept and methodology are not intuitive, and it also involves multi-disciplinary subjects. There are many books written on reliability engineering, but most of them involve complex statistics and physics. The aim of this series is to break down the complex subject into many small topics so that readers can learn the complex subject at a progressing pace, leading to the better understanding of the subject matter. Readers can also choose the briefs in this series that are relevant to their specific needs without going through the general knowledge, and hence save time and money to obtain the knowledge they need directly.
The scope of this series covers the reliability statistics, electronic and mechanical reliability. Various type of accelerated testing in electronic and mechanical industry will also be covered.