With emphasis on practical aspects of engineering, this bestsellerhas gained worldwide recognition through progressive editions as the essential reliability textbook. This fifth editionretains the unique balanced mixture of reliability theory andapplications, thoroughly updated with the latest industry bestpractices. Practical Reliability Engineering fulfils therequirements of the Certified Reliability Engineer curriculum ofthe American Society for Quality (ASQ). Each chapter is supportedby practice questions, and a solutions manual is available tocourse tutors via the companion website. Enhanced coverage of mathematics of reliability, physics offailure, graphical and software methods of failure data analysis,reliability prediction and modelling, design for reliability andsafety as well as management and economics of reliabilityprogrammes ensures continued relevance to all quality assurance andreliability courses. Notable additions include: * New chapters on applications of Monte Carlo simulation methodsand reliability demonstration methods. * Software applications of statistical methods, includingprobability plotting and a wider use of common software tools.