"[The author] has succeeded in producing a relevant, informative tome of moderate length well worth consideration by as reference for practitioners and as either a primary or supplementary text for instructors. Useful tools are ably and adeptly incorporated into the text." - Technometrics, Nov. 2004, Vol. 46, No. 4 "a much needed up-to-date presentationattractive to educatorsa significant contribution in this area, and I recommend it... -Quality Progress
Striking a balance between the use of computer-aided engineering practices and classical life testing, this reference expounds on current theory and methods for designing reliability tests and analyzing resultant data through various examples using Microsoft[registered] Excel, MINITAB, WinSMITH, and ReliaSoft software across multiple industries. The book discusses modern design reliability principles, techniques, and terms, applications of Microsoft[registered] Excel Tool Solver and Goal Seek nonlinear search procedures for developing Fisher matrices and likelihood ratio confidence intervals, and table generation on median ranks, beta-binomial bounds, and standard percents.