Springer Series in Reliability Engineering

Product Reliability

Specification and Performance

Authors: Murthy, D. N. Prabhakar, Rausand, Marvin, Østerås, Trond

  • Provides a much-needed systematic treatment of product reliability specifications and performance
  • Offers a framework that links reliability specifications and product performance in the context of new product development
  • Includes problems and examples at the end of each chapter
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Currently, reliability issues are not addressed effectively in the development of new products, especially in the early stages of this process. Product reliability depends both on the technical decisions made in these early stages and also on the impact of commercial outcomes in the latter stages. By using an effective methodology for reliability performance and specification, one can make better decisions.

Product Reliability develops a framework which links reliability specifications and product performance in the context of new product development. In order to address the product performance necessary to achieve the accomplishment of business objectives, this book:

• considers how customer needs and business objectives can be translated into product development so that desired performance is matched or exceeded in reality;

• discusses the data requirements and the tools and techniques needed to build the models which play an important role in the decision-making process;

• provides a structured approach that is applicable to many kinds of products.

As an overview of reliability performance and specification in new product development, Product Reliability is suitable for managers responsible for new product development. The methodology for making decisions relating to reliability performance and specification will be of use to engineers involved in product design and development. This book can be used as a text for graduate courses on design, manufacturing, new product development and operations management and in various engineering disciplines.

D.N. Prabhakar Murthy obtained B.E. and M.E. degrees from Jabalpur University and the Indian Institute of Science in India and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. He is currently Research Professor in the Division of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland. He has held visiting appointments at several universities in the USA, Europe and Asia. His research interests include various aspects of new product development, operations management (lot sizing, quality, reliability, maintenance), and post-sale support (warranties, service contracts).

Marvin Rausand is Professor of Safety and Reliability Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has previously held the position of director of SINTEF Department of Safety and Reliability. Professor Rausand is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences, and of the Royal Norwegian Society of Letters and Science. He has run a wide range of short courses for industry on various topics in reliability assessment and risk analysis in Asia, Europe, South America, and the USA.

Trond Østerås obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Product Design Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has also worked as a consultant, carrying out risk analyses of offshore oil and gas processing facilities, and as a researcher on reliability and safety related projects at SINTEF.

About the authors

D. N. P. Murthy obtained B.E. and M.E. degrees from Jabalpur University and the Indian Institute of Science in India and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. He is currently a Research Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Queensland and a Senior Scientific Advisor to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has held visiting appointments at several universities in the USA, Europe and Asia. His current research interests include various aspects of technology management (new product development, strategic management of technology), operations management (lot sizing, quality, reliability, maintenance), and post-sale support (warranties, service contracts). He has authored or coauthored 20 book chapters, 145 journal papers and over 130 conference papers. He is a member of several professional societies and is on the editorial boards of seven international journals. He has run short courses for industry on various topics in technology management, operations management and post-sale support in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA.

T. Osteras obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in 1990 and 1998 respectively. In the first years of his career he was a consultant, carrying out risk analyses of offshore oil and gas processing facilities. He was then granted a Ph.D. scholarship to conduct research on how to efficiently design for reliability, maintainability and safety. While carrying out his Ph.D., he also worked part-time as a researcher on reliability and safety related projects in SINTEF. In 1999 he was appointed coordinator for a long-term research project on Integrated Product Development, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. He later held a postdoctoral fellowship, and since 2004 he has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Product Design Engineering, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

M. Rausand is Professor of Safety and Reliability Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). In the first four years of his professional career, he was a lecturer in mathematical statistics at NTNU, where he lectured courses in reliability and risk analysis. Over the next ten years he was engaged in various safety and reliability projects at the research institute SINTEF, mostly related to the Norwegian offshore oil and gas activities. In the last four years of this period he was director of SINTEF Department of Safety and Reliability. In 1989 he again joined NTNU as a full time professor. He has been chairman of NTNU’s Department of Machine Design for five years and vice-dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering for six years. In 1995/96 he was visiting professor at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, and in 2002/03 he was visiting professor at Ecole des Mines de Nantes. Professor Rausand is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences, and of the Royal Norwegian Society of Letters and Science. He has authored or coauthored 8 book chapters, 22 journal papers and around 40 conference papers. He has run a wide range of short courses for industry on various topics in reliability assessment and risk analysis in Asia, Europe, South America, and the USA.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Product Reliability
Book Subtitle
Specification and Performance
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Reliability Engineering
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-271-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-271-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-270-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-766-2
Series ISSN
1614-7839
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 284
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