Special Issue "Reliability Techniques in Industrial Design"
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Producing consistent equipment requires planning for reliability from the earliest stages of system design. The use of probabilistic design for reliability allows comparing a component strength against the stress it will face in various environments. Failures do 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 of a lower level component.
Reliability techniques in industrial design can substantially increase operational dependability through better system design and the selection of better 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 industrial design. In particular, it includes a series of documents focused on:
- Reliability; failure modes;
- Design for reliability;
- Design for maintainability;
- 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. Redundancy;
- Detectability and common cause failures;
- Maintenance 4.0;
- Built-in redundancy.
We hope this Special Issue will improve the overall efficiency of industrial design and help to minimize design failures.
Prof. Dr. Justo García Sanz-Calcedo
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- failure modes
- Design for reliability
- Design for maintainability
- 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
- Fault tolerance systems
- Detectability and common cause failures
- Maintenance 4.0
- Built-in redundancy