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Handbook of Reliability Prediction Procedures for Mechanical Equipment

Mechanical Components and Parts

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.

The following Chapters comprise the "Handbook of Reliability Prediction Procedures for Mechanical Equipment":

Chapter Title File Size (.pdf)

Contents 17 KB
1 Introduction 728 KB
2 Definitions 35 KB
3 Seals and Gaskets 336 KB
4 Springs 347 KB
5 Solenoids 112 KB
6 Valve Assemblies 442 KB
7 Bearings 118 KB
8 Gears and Splines 177 KB
9 Actuators 167 KB
10 Pumps 147 KB
11 Filters 180 KB
12 Brakes and Clutches 172 KB
13 Compressors 342 KB
14 Electric Motors 100 KB
15 Accumulators 209 KB
16 Threaded Fasteners 720 KB
17 Mechanical Couplings 370 KB
18 Slider-Crank Mechanisms 267 KB
19 Sensors and Transducers 67 KB
20 Shafts 153 KB
21 Belt Drives 288 KB
22 Fluid Conductors 105 KB
23 Miscellaneous Parts 152 KB
24 References 42 KB


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