HANDBOOK OF RELIABILITY PREDICTION PROCEDURES FOR MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT, NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER (NSWC), NSWC-10 (JAN-2010)
HANDBOOK OF RELIABILITY PREDICTION PROCEDURES FOR MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT, NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER (NSWC), NSWC-10 (JAN-2010)., The \"Handbook of Reliability Prediction Procedures for Mechanical Equipment\" contains twenty-three chapters of information with equations, engineering tables and procedures for estimating the reliability of a mechanical design for the intended operating environment. Handbook procedures are used to determine the reliability of fundamental components such as springs, bearings, seals and gaskets. These component applications are then expanded to subassemblies such as valves, actuators and pumps and then to the system level. Equations in the Handbook include parameters for material properties, operating conditions and stress levels at each equipment indenture level providing a full reliability, maintainability and availability analysis at the system, assembly and component indenture levels.
Procedures in the Handbook provide probabilities of occurrence for individual failure modes and are used for Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and advanced logistics support planning.
Application of the Handbook in graduate and undergraduate engineering and industrial management courses enhance the student\'s understanding of the criticality of mechanical design choices. Such choices may include control of production costs, life cycle costs and maintenance skills required to ensure adequate product support.