This book provides the guidelines and fundamental methods of estimation and calculation needed by maintainability engineers. It also covers the management of maintainability efforts, including issues of organizational structure, cost, and planning processes. Questions and problems conclude each chapter.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION. What is Maintainability?. The Importance, Purpose, and Results of Maintainability Efforts. Maintainability in the Government Procurement Process and in the Commercial Sector. Maintenance Engineering Versus Maintainability Engineering. Maintainability Science and Downtime. Maintainability Standards, Handbooks, and Information Sources. Maintainability Terms and Definitions. Problems. References. CHAPTER 2: MAINTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT . Introduction . Maintainability Management Functions in the Product Life Cycle. Maintainability Organization Functions and Tasks. Maintainability Organizational Structures. Maintainability Program Plan. Personnel Associated with Maintainability. Maintainability Design Reviews. Problems. References. CHAPTER 3: MAINTAINABILITY MEASURES, FUNCTIONS, AND MODELS. Introduction. Maintainability Measures. Maintainability Functions. System Effectiveness and Related Availability and Dependability Models. Mathematical Models. Problems . References. CHAPTER 4: MAINTAINABILITY TOOLS. Introduction. Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis. Fault Tree Analysis. Cause and Effect Diagram. Total Quality Management. Maintainability Allocation. Problems. References. CHAPTER 5: SPECIFIC MAINTAINABILITY DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS. Introduction. Maintainability Design Characteristics. Standardization. Interchangeability. Modularization. Simplification. Accessibility. Identification. Accessibility and Identification Checklist. General Maintainability Design Guidelines and Common Maintainability Design Errors. Problems. References. CHAPTER 6: HUMAN FACTORS CONSIDERATIONS. Introduction. Human Factors Problems in Maintenance and Typical Human Behaviors. Human Body Measurements. Human Sensory Capacities. Environmental Factors. Auditory and Visual Warning Devices. Selected Formulas for Human Factors. Problems . References. CHAPTER 7: SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS. Introduction. Safety and Maintainability Design. Electrical, Mechanical, and Other Haz


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About the author

B.S. Dhillon, Ph.D.

Affiliations and Expertise

B.S. Dhillon, Ph.D., is chairman of the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Ottawa. He has published widely on maintainability engineering and other engineering issues, and received numerous awards for his work in the fields of maintainability and reliability engineering.