Military and Other Reliability Documents

Over the years, many military and other documents, directly or indirectly, concerning reliability have been developed. Such documents can serve as a useful tool in performing practically inclined reliability studies and associated tasks. Some of these documents are as follows:

  • • MIL-STD-721, Definitions of Terms for Reliability and Maintainability, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-HDBK-338, Electronic Reliability Design Handbook, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-STD-785, Reliability Program for Systems and Equipment, Development and Production, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-STD-2155, Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS), Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-HDBK-217, Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-STD-756, Reliability Modeling and Prediction, Department of Defense, Washington. DC.
  • • MIL-STD-781, Reliability Design, Qualification and Production Acceptance Tests: Exponential Distribution, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • SAE ARD 50010, Recommended Reliability, Maintainability, Supportability (RMS) Terms and Parameters, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Warrendale, PA.
  • • MIL-HDBK-251, Reliability/Design Thermal Applications, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-STD-790, Reliability Assurance Program for Electronics Parts Specifications, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-HDBK-189, Reliability Growth Management, Department of Defense, Washington. DC.
  • • MIL-STD-2074, Failure Classification for Reliability Testing, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-HDBK-H108, Sampling Procedures and Tables for Life and Reliability Testing (Based on Exponential Distribution), Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • ANSI/AIAA R-013, Recommended Practice for Software Reliability, American National Standards Institute, New York.
  • • MIL-STD-1629, Procedures for Performing a Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-STD-690, Failure Rate Sampling Plans and Procedures, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-STD-52779, Software Quality Assurance Program Requirements, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-STD-472, Maintainability Prediction, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-STD-2167, Defense System Software Development, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-STD-1472, Human Engineering Design Criteria for Military Systems, Equipment and Facilities, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-STD-337, Design to Cost, Department of Defense, Washington. DC.
  • • MIL-STD-1908, Definitions of Human Factors Terms, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • • MIL-STD-1556, Government Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP), Department of Defense, Washington, DC.

Scope of the Book

Nowadays, engineering systems are a very important element of world economy, and each year, a vast sum of money is spent for developing, manufacturing, operating, and maintaining various types of engineering systems around the globe. Global competition and other factors are forcing manufacturers to produce highly reliable engineering systems/products. Over the years, a large number of journal and conference proceeding articles, technical reports, etc., on reliability of engineering systems have appeared in the literature. However, to the best of the author’s knowledge, there is no book that covers the topic of applied reliability only within its framework. This is a significant impediment to information seekers on this topic, because they have to consult various sources.

Thus, the main objectives of this book are the followings:

  • (i) To eliminate the need for professionals and others concerned with applied reliability to consult various different and diverse sources in obtaining desired information, and
  • (ii) To provide up-to-date information on the subject. This book will be useful to many individuals including design engineers, system engineers, and reliability professionals concerned with engineering systems, engineering system administrators, researchers and instructors in the area of engineering systems, engineering graduate and senior undergraduate students, and engineers at large.

Problems

  • 1. Write an essay on the history of the reliability field.
  • 2. Discuss the need of reliability in product design.
  • 3. Describe the following three application areas of reliability:
    • • Medical equipment reliability
    • • Power system reliability
    • • Robot reliability
  • 4. Describe the following three special areas of reliability:
    • • Software reliability
    • • Mechanical reliability
    • • Human reliability
  • 5. Define the following three terms:
    • • Reliability
    • • Availability
    • • Maintainability
  • 6. List at least six agencies to obtain reliability-related information.
  • 7. Define the following four terms:
    • • Redundancy
    • • Active redundancy
    • • Human error
    • • Useful life
  • 8. List at least seven military documents that can serve as a useful tool in performing practically inclined reliability studies and associated tasks.
  • 9. Compare structural reliability w'ith software reliability.
  • 10. List at least five journals and three conference proceedings for obtaining reliability-related information.

References

  • 1. Lyman, W.J., Fundamental consideration in preparing a master system plan, Electrical World. Vol. 101, 1933, pp. 778-792.
  • 2. Smith, S.A., Sendee reliability measured by probabilities of outage, Electrical World, Vol. 103, 1934. pp. 371-374.
  • 3. Coppola, A., Reliability engineering of electronic equipment: a historical perspective, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 33, 1984. pp. 29-35.
  • 4. Davis, D.J., An analysis of some failure data. Journal of American Statistical Association, Vol. 47. 1952, pp. 113-150.
  • 5. Henney, K., Ed., Reliability Factors for Ground Electronic Equipment, McGraw-Hill, New York. 1956.
  • 6. MIL-R-25717 (USAF), Reliability Assurance Program for Electronic Equipment, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • 7. AGREE Report, Advisory Group on Reliability of Electronic Equipment (AGREE), Reliability of Military Electronic Equipment, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering), Department of Defense, Washington, DC, 1957.
  • 8. Dhillon, B.S., Design Reliability: Fundamentals and Applications, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 1999.
  • 9. Dhillon, B.SAdvanced Design Concepts for Engineers. Technomic Publishing Company, Lancaster, PA. 1998.
  • 10. Elsayed, E.A., Reliability Engineering, Addison Wesley Longman, Reading, MA, 1996.
  • 11. Dhillon, B.S., Engineering Design: A Modern Approach, Richard D. Irwin, Chicago, IL, 1996.
  • 12. Dhillon. B.S., Robot Reliability' and Safety, Springer-Verlag, New York. 1991.
  • 13. Dhillon. B.S., Robot System Reliability' and Safety, CRC Press. Boca Raton, Florida, 2015.
  • 14. Dhillon, B.S., Power System Reliability, Safety and Management, Ann Arbor Science, Ann Arbor, ML 1983.
  • 15. Dhillon, B.S., Medical Device Reliability> and Associated Areas, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2000.
  • 16. Dhillon, B.S., Computer System Reliability: Safety and Usability, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. 2013.
  • 17. Dhillon, B.S., Mining Equipment Reliability, Maintainability, and Safety, Springer- Verlag, London. 2008.
  • 18. Dhillon, B.S., Transportation Systems Reliability and Safety, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2011.
  • 19. Dhillon, B.S., Safety and Reliability in the Oil and Gas Industry’: A Practical Approach, CRC Press, Boca Raton. Florida, 2016.
  • 20. Dhillon, B.S., Reliability in Computer System Design, Ablex Publishing, Norwood, NJ, 1987.
  • 21. Dhillon, B.S., Reliability and Quality Control: Bibliography on General Specialized Areas, Beta Publishers, Gloucester, Ontario, 1992.
  • 22. Dhillon, B.S., Mechanical Reliability: Theory, Models, and Applications, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Washington, DC, 1988.
  • 23. Dhillon, B.S., Human Reliability: With Human Factors, Pergamon Press, New York, 1986.
  • 24. Dhillon, B.S., Reliability Engineering Applications: Bibliography on Important Application Areas, Beta Publishers, Gloucester, Ontario, 1992.
  • 25. Naresky, J.J., Reliability definitions, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 19, 1970, pp. 198-200.
  • 26. MIL-STD-721, Definitions of Effectiveness Terms for Reliability, Maintainability, and Human Factors and Safety, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
  • 27. Omdahl. T.P.. Ed.. Reliability, Availability, Maintainability> (RAM) Dictionary, ASQC Quality Press, Milwaukee, WI, 1988.
 
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