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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 5th Revised edition edition (6 Jan. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047097981X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470979815
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.8 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 450,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This informative, quick read will give the reader simple explanations and an overview of the various major forms of energy and how energy is stored and transported.   (IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, 1 November 2013)

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With emphasis on practical aspects of engineering, this bestseller has gained worldwide recognition through progressive editions as the essential reliability textbook. This fifth edition retains the unique balanced mixture of reliability theory and applications, thoroughly updated with the latest industry best practices.

Practical Reliability Engineering fulfils the requirements of the Certified Reliability Engineer curriculum of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Each chapter is supported by practice questions, and a solutions manual is available to course tutors via the companion website.

Enhanced coverage of mathematics of reliability, physics of failure, graphical and software methods of failure data analysis, reliability prediction and modelling, design for reliability and safety as well as management and economics of reliability programmes ensures continued relevance to all quality assurance and reliability courses.

Notable additions include:

  • New chapters on applications of Monte Carlo simulation methods and reliability demonstration methods.
  • Software applications of statistical methods, including probability plotting and a wider use of common software tools.
  • More detailed descriptions of reliability prediction methods.
  • Comprehensive treatment of accelerated test data analysis and warranty data analysis.
  • Revised and expanded end–of–chapter tutorial sections to advance students practical knowledge.

The fifth edition will appeal to a wide range of readers from college students to seasoned engineering professionals involved in the design, development, manufacture and maintenance of reliable engineering products and systems.


--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Great book, detailed, technical, reliability theory and practice, well written. Something for the beginner and the expert. Essential read for all asset managers seeking to understand how and why equipment behaves as it does during its life cycle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great update to great text 8 April 2012
By Fred Schenkelberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
The 5th edition contains significant updates and refreshes of many elements of the text. While Practical Reliability Engineering was already a must have reference for anyone working in the reliability profession, the update is required reading. I've long used this text as a goto reference for the myriad of tools, considerations, and references permitting me to solve problems. Now, it's a bit less slanted toward the old military handbooks, and a bit easier to read.

I highly recommend this one, even if you have an earlier edition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Must Read for All Engineers 15 Jan. 2013
By Andre - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was exactly geared to my needs as a young engineer embarking on a career in reliability. The content was concise, clear while providing extensive breadth into the complex and most often misunderstood engineering discipline. This is a must read for all engineers! My only gripe is that I have struggled to obtain the solutions manual which accompanies this book (the web link reference quoted in the book failed to deliver !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend 26 Aug. 2012
By Peter Sandborn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The title of this book accurately reflects what the book delivers. The book introduces the basic concepts of reliability engineering and demonstrates its application to a range of mechanical and electronic system examples. The 5th edition of Practical Reliability Engineering hits the mark by adding extensive software-based solutions to many of the already abundant example problems. The software-based solutions take the "practicality" of this already practical book to the next level. The new edition also includes new chapters on Monte Carlo analysis and reliability demonstration. Practical Reliability Engineering is a highly useable book that represents a worthwhile addition to both a student's and practitioner's reliability engineering resources. The book is solid and worth having even if you own an earlier edition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wish i had bought it sooner 7 May 2015
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This book is an excellent desk reference for any engineer involved in reliability or testing of products. The math is intense, but I read it through at a high level and intend to go back and work some of the questions. As a new engineer, if this was not part of your college coursework, get this book. It will help you determine what test quantities and test durations are needed to prove reliability and confidence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for Reliability Engineering field! 18 Nov. 2015
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I have the Third Edition of O'Connor's Practical Reliability Engineering and just upgraded to the Fifth Edition. Very good resource for the Reliability Engineering field and on ASQ's read list for the CRE exam. Highly recommend. AndyF CMRP
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