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Special Issue "Reliability Techniques in Engineering Projects"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Industrial Technologies".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 10099
Special Issue Editor
Interests: innovations in the research of healthcare buildings; healthcare engineering; buildings; project engineering
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Special Issue Information
High-quality engineering projects require planning for reliability from the earliest stages of system design. The use of probabilistic design for reliability allows the comparison of a component’s strength against the stress that it will encounter in various environments. Failures link hierarchically in terms of the system architecture, and in turn, a failure mode may cause failures in a higher-level subsystem or may be the result of a failure in a lower-level component.
Reliability techniques in engineering projects can substantially increase operational dependability through better system design and the selection of more suitable parts and materials. In addition, there are practices that can improve reliability with respect to manufacturing, assembly, shipping and handling, operation, maintenance and repair.
Additionally, reliability in fact is extremely design-sensitive. A more reliable product needs less maintenance, so a design trade-off between reliability and maintainability is required. Very slight changes to the design of a component can cause profound changes in operational dependability, which is why it is important to specify product reliability and maintainability targets before any design work is undertaken.
This Special Issue includes new research and the latest technologies related to reliability techniques in engineering projects. In particular, it includes a series of documents focused on:
- Failure modes
- Design for reliability
- Design for maintainability
- Building design
- Facility design
- Resilient design
- Reliability techniques
- Reliability-centered maintenance
- Physics-of-failure-based approach
- Reliability prediction and improvement
- Statistics-based approach
- Reliability modeling
- Reliability testing
- Accelerated testing
- Fail-safe design
- Detectability and common cause failures
- Maintenance 4.0
- Built-in redundancy
We hope that this Special Issue will present the research and knowledge required to improve the overall efficiency of engineering projects and help to minimize design failures.
Prof. Justo García Sanz-Calcedo
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