Textbooks

 

On this page you will find a listing of some textbooks covering topics relevant to ROSS.

Many books cover several topics and can therefore not be easily put into one of the categories below. If you seach for a special book, you should look into several related categories.

 

 

Reliability; Theory and Applications

  • Andrews, J. D. and T. R. Moss: "Reliability and Risk Assessment", Longman Scientific & Technical, Harlow, 1993
  • Aven, Terje and  Uwe Jensen: "Stochastic Models in Reliability", Springer, New York, 1999
  • Ayyub, Bilal M. & Richard H. McCuen: "Probability, Statistics and Reliability for Engineers", CRC Press, ISBN 0-8493-2690-7, 1997
  • Bagdonavicius, Vilijandas & Mikhail Nikulin: "Accelerated Life Models; Modeling and Statistical Analysis", Chapman & Hall / CRC, ISBN 1584881860, 2001
  • Balakrishnan, N.: "Recent Advances in Life-Testing and Reliability", CRC Press, 1995
  • Barlow, Richard E.: "Engineering Reliability", SIAM, Philadelphia, 1998
  • Barlow, Richard E. and Frank Proschan: "Mathematical Theory of Reliability", SIAM, Philadelphia, "Classics in Applied Mathematics", 1996
  • Bentley, John P.: "An Introduction to Reliability and Quality Engineering", Longman Scientific & Technical, Harlow, 1993
  • Birolini, Alessandro: "Reliability Engineering; Theory and Practice" (Third edition). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1999
  • Blischke, W.R. and D.N.P. Murthy: "Reliability; Modeling, Prediction and Optimization", Wiley, New York, 2000
  • Blischke, W.R. and D.N.P. Murthy: "Case Studies in Reliability and Maintenance", Wiley, New York, 2003
  • Condra, Lloyd C.: "Reliability Improvement wirh Design of Experiments" (2nd edition). Marcel Dekker, New York, 2001
  • Crowe, Dana (Ed.): "Design for Reliability", CRC Press, ISBN 0-8493-1111-X, 2001
  • Dhillon, Balbir S.: "Applied Reliability and Quality", Springer, London, 2007
  • Dhillon, Balbir S.: "Design Reliability; Fundamentals and Applications", CRC Press, ISBN 0-8493-1465-8, 1999
  • Dodson, Bryan and Dennis Nolan: "Reliability Engineering Handbook", Marcel Dekker, 1999
  • Ebeling, Charles E.: "An Introduction to Reliability and Maintainability Engineering", McGraw-Hill, New York, 1997
  • Gertsbakh, I. B.: "Statistical Reliability Theory", Marcel Dekker, New York, 1989
  • Gertsbakh, I. B.: "Reliability Theory with Applications to Preventive Maintenance", Springer, Berlin, 2000
  • Gnedenko, Boris, Igor Pavlov and Igor Ushakov: "Statistical Reliability Engineering", Wiley, New York, 1999
  • Hayakawa, Yu, Telba Irony, and Min Xie (eds.): "System and Bayesian Reliability" (Essays in honor of Professor Richard E. Barlow on his 70th birthday), World Scientific, 2001.
  • Henley, Ernest J. and Hiromitsu Kumamoto: "Probabilistic Risk Assessment; Reliability Engineering, Design, and Analysis", IEEE Press, New York, 1992
  • Hobbs, Gregg K.: "Accelerated Reliability Engineering", Wiley, Chichester, 2000
  • Høyland, Arnljot and Marvin Rausand: "System Reliability Theory; Models and Statistical Methods", Wiley, New York, 1994
  • Kapur, K. C. and L. R. Lamberson: "Reliability in Engineering Design", Wiley, New York, 1977
  • LaCombe, Donald J.: "Reliability Control for Electronic Systems". Marcel Dekker, New York, 1999
  • Lewis, Elmer E.: "Introduction to Reliability Engineering", Wiley, New York, 1987
  • Marseguerra, Marzio and Enrico Zio: "Basics of the Monte Carlo Method with Application to System Reliability", LiLoLe-Verlag, Hagen; Germany, 2002 (ISBN 3-934447-06-6)
  • Misra, K. B. (ed.) "Handbook of Performability Engineering," Springer, London, 2008
  • Modarres, Mohammad, Mark Kaminskiy and Vasiliy Krivtsov: "Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis: A Practical Guide", Marcel Dekker, New York, 1999
  • Modarres, Mohammad: "What every engineer should know about reliability and risk analysis", Marcel Dekker (ISBN: 0-8247-8958-X)
  • Murthy, D. N. P., Min Xie, and Renyan Jiang: "Weibull Models", Wiley, New York, 2004
  • Murthy, D. N. P., Rausand, Marvin, and Østerås, Trond (2008): "Product Reliability: Specification and Performance," Springer, London
  • Nachlas, Joel A.: "Reliability Engineering; Probabilistic Models and Maintenance Methods", Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, 2005
  • O'Connor, P.D.T.: "Practical Reliability Engineering" (3rd Edition), Wiley, Chichester, 1995
  • Osaki, S.: "Stochastic System Reliability Modelling", World Scientific, 1985
  • Pecht, Michael (ed.): "The Product Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability Handbook", CRC Press, New York, ISBN 0-8493-9457-0, 1995
  • Pukite, Paul and Jan Pukite: "Modeling for Reliability Analysis; Markov Modeling for Reliability, Maintainability, Safety and Supportability Analyses of Complex Systems", IEEE Press, New York, 2000 (ISBN 0-7803-4744-7)
  • Rausand, Marvin and Arnjlot Høyland: "System Reliability Theory; Models, Statistical Methods and Applications" (2nd. edition), Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 2004
  • Singpurwalla, Nozer D.: "Reliability and Risk; A Bayesian Perspective", Wiley, New York, 2006
  • Smith, David J.: "Reliability, Maintainability and Risk: Practical Methods for Engineers including Reliability Centred Maintanance & Safety-related Systems" (Seventh ed.), Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 2005
  • Tobias, Paul A. & David C. Trindade: "Applied Reliability, Second Edition", Chapman & Hall / CRC, ISBN 0442004699, 1995
  • Weibull.com: "System Analysis Reference: Reliability, Availability, and Optimization" available on-line)
  • Wolstenholme, Linda C.: "Reliability Modelling; A Statistical Approach", Chapman & Hall/CRC, 1999 (ISBN 1-58488-014-7)
  • Yang, Guangbin: Life Cycle Reliability Engineering, Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2007
  • Zio, Enrico: "An Introduction to the Basics of Reliability and Risk Analysis," World Scientific, Singapore, 2007
  • Zio, Enrico: "Computational Methods for Reliability and Risk Analysis." World Scientific, Singapore, 2009
  • Zio, Enrico, Baraldi, Piero, and Cadini, Francesco: "Basics of Reliability and Risk Analysis: Worked Out Problems and Solutions." World Scientific, Singapore, 2011

Life Data Analysis

  • Ansell, Jake I. and  M.J. Phillips: "Practical Methods for Reliability Data Analysis", Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994
  • Carlin, Bradley P. and Thomas A. Louis: "Bayes and Empirical Bayes Methods for Data Analysis", Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2000
  • Cox, D. R. and D. Oakes: "Analysis of Survival Data", Chapman and Hall, London, 1984
  • Crowder, M. J., A. C. Kimber, R. L. Smith and T. J. Sweeting: "Statistical Analysis of Reliability Data", Chapman and Hall,London, 1991
  • Kalbfleisch, J. D. and R. L. Prentice: "The Statistical Analysis of Failure Time Data", Wiley, New York, 1980
  • Klein, John P. and Melvin L. Moeschberger: "Survival Analysis; Techniques for Censored and Truncated Data", Springer-Verlag, New York, 1997
  • Lawless, J. F.: "Statistical Models and Methods for Lifetime Data", Wiley, New York, 1982
  • Mann, N. R., R. E. Schafer and N. D. Singpurwalla: "Methods for Statistical Analysis of Reliability and Life Data", Wiley, New York, 1974
  • Meeker, William Q. and Luis A. Escobar: "Statistical Methods for Reliability Data", Wiley, New York, 1998
  • NUREG/CR-6823 (written by: C. L. Atwood, J. L. LaChance, H. F. Martz, .J. Anderson, M. Engelhardt, D. Whitehead, and T. Wheeler): "Handbook of Parameter Estimation for Probabilistic Risk Assessment". U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, Washington, DC, 2003
  • Smith, Peter James: "Analysis of Failure and Survival Data", Chapman & Hall / CRC, 2002 ISBN: 1-58488-075-9
  • Weibull.com: "Life Data Analysis Reference". (available on-line)

Expert Opinion - Judgment

  • Ayyub, Bilal M.: "Elicitation of Expert Opinions for Uncertainty and Risks", CRC Press, ISBN 0-8493-1087-3, 2001

Functional Safety

  • AIChE: "Guidelines for Safe and Reliable Instrumented Protective Systems;, Center for Chemical Process Safety, American Institute of Chemical Engineers; Wiley, New York, 2007
  • Goble, William M. and Harry Cheddie: "Safety Instrumented Systems Verification: Practical Probabilistic Calculations", ISA - The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, Research Triangle Park, NC. (ISBN 1-55617-909-X)
  • Rausand, Marvin: "Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications," Wiley, Hoboken NJ, 2014.
  • Smith, David J. and Simpson, Kenneth G. L.: "Functional Safety: A straightforward guide to applying IEC 61508 and related standards", (2nd edition), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2004.

Risk Analysis

  • Ansell, Jake and Frank Wharton (1992): "Risk; Analysis, Assessment and Management", Wiley, Chichester.
  • Aven, Terje (2003): "Foundations of Risk Analysis; A Knowledge and Decision-Oriented Perspective", Wiley, Chichester.
  • Aven, Terje (2008): "Risk Analysis: Assessing Uncertainties Beyond Expected Values and Probabilities" , Wiley, Chichester.
  • Aven, Terje (2010): "Misconceptions of Risk," Wiley, Chichester.
  • Aven, Terje (2011): "Quantitative Risk Assessment: The Scientific Platform." Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 
  • Ayyub, Bilal M. (2003): "Risk Analysis in Engineering and Economics", Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton.
  • Bedford, Tim and Roger Cooke (2001): "Probabilistic Risk Analysis; Foundations and Methods", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • Ericson, Clifton A.: "Hazard Analysis Techniques for System Safety", Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2005
  • Koller, Glenn: "Risk Modeling for Determining Value and Decision Making" Chapman & Hall/ CRC, ISBN 1-58488-167-4, 2000
  • Koller, Glenn (1999): "Risk Assessment and Decision Making in Business and Industry". Chapman & Hall / CRC
  • Kumamoto, Hiromitsu (2007): "Satisfying Safety Goals by Probabilistic Risk Assessment", Springer, London.
  • Modarres, Mohammad: "Risk Analysis in Engineering: Probabilistic Techniques, Tools and Trends", CRC Press (2006)
  • NASA: Probabilistic Risk Assessment Procedures Guide for NASA Managers and Practitioners, NASA, 2002
  • Rausand, Marvin: "Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications," Wiley, Hoboken NJ, 2011.
  • Stewart, Mark G., and Robert E. Melchers: "Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Engineering Systems", Chapman & Hall, London, 1997
  • Vincoli, Jeffrey W.: "Basic Guide to System Safety" (2nd edition), Wiley, 2006.
  • Vinnem, Jan Erik (2007): "Offshore Risk Assessment: Principles, Modelling, and Applications of QRA Studies" (2nd ed.). Springer, London.
  • Vose, David: "Risk Analysis; A Quantitative Guide", Wiley, 3rd ed. 2008.
  • Wang, John X. and Marvin L. Rousch: "What every engineer should know about Risk Engineering and Management", Marcel Dekker, 2000
  • Wong, William: "How did that happen? Engineering Safety and Reliability", Professional Engineering Publishing Limited, 2002, ISBN 1 86058 359 8

Safety Theory and Safety/Risk Management

  • Adams, John: "Risk", UCL Press, London, 1995
  • AIChE: "Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety", Center for Chemical Process Safety, American Institute of Chemical Engineers; Wiley, New York, 2007
  • Aven, Terje and Jan Erik Vinnem: "Risk Management With Applications from the Offshore Petroleum Industry", Springer, London, 2007
  • Beck, Ulrich: "Risiko og Frihet", Fagbokforlaget, 1997
  • Bernstein, Peter L. (1996) : "Against the gods: The Remakable Story of Risk", Wiley, New York.
  • Hale, Andrew, Bernhard Wilpert and Matthias Freitag: "After the event: From accident to organizational learning", Pergamon, 1997
  • Harms-Ringdahl, Lars: "Safety Analysis; Principles and Practice in Occupational Safety",CRC Press, 2001
  • Hopkins, Andrew: "Lessons from Longford; The Esso Gas Plant Explosion", CCH Australia Ltd. ISBN 1 86468 422 4, 2000
  • Kjellén, Urban: "Prevention of Accidents through Experience Feedback", Taylor & Francis, London, 2000
  • Lupton, Deborah: "Risk", Routledge, London, 1999
  • Perrow, Charles: "Normal Accidents; Living with High-Risk Technologies", Basic Books, 1984
  • Rasmussen, Jens and Inge Svedung: "Proactive Risk Management in a Dynamic Society", Swedish Rescue Services Agency, ISBN:91-7253-084-7, 2000
  • Reason, James: "Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents", Ashgate, Aldershot, 1997
  • Sagan, Scott D.: "The Limits of safety; Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons", Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1993
  • Schrader-Frechette, K.S.: "Risk and Rationality: Philosophical foundations for populist reforms", University of California Press, Berkeley, 1991
  • Slovic, Paul: "The Perception of Risk". Earthscan, London, 2000
  • Vaughan, Diane: "The Challenger Launch Decision; Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA", The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1996

Environmental Risk Assessment

  • Benjamin, Sally L. & David A. Belluck: "A Practical Guide to Understanding, Managing, and Reviewing Environmental Risk Assessment Reports", CRC Press, ISBN 1566704480, 2001
  • Calabrese, Edward J. & Elaina Kenyon: "Air Toxics and Risk Assessment", CRC Press, ISBN 0873711653, 1991
  • Cothern, C. Richard: "Comparative Environmental Risk Assessment", CRC Press, ISBN 0873716051, 1992
  • Neely, W. Brock: "Introduction to Chemical Exposure and Risk Assessment", CRC Press, ISBN 1566700949, 1994

Human Errors and Human Reliability

  • AIChE: "Guidelines for Preventing Human Error in Process Safety", Center for Chemical Process Safety, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New York, 1994
  • AIChE: "Human Factors methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries", Center for Chemical Process Safety, American Institute of Chemical Engineers; Wiley, New York, 2007
  • Dhillon, Balbir S.: "Human Reliability and Error in Transportation Systems", Springer, London, 2007
  • Hollnagel,E.: "Human Reliability Analysis; Context and Control", Academic Press, London, 1993
  • Kirwan,Barry: "A Guide to Practical Human Reliability Assessment", Taylor & Francis, London, 1994
  • Reason, James: "Human Error", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990

Maintenance

  • Anderson, Ronald T. and Lewis Neri: "Reliability-Centered Maintenance; Management and Engineering Methods", Elsevier Applied Science, London, 1990
  • Blanchard, Benjamin S., Dinesh Verma, and Elmer L. Peterson: "Maintainability: A Key to Effective Serviceability and Maintenance Management", Wiley, New York, 1995
  • Blischke, W.R. and D.N.P. Murthy: "Case Studies in Reliability and Maintenance", Wiley, New York, 2003
  • Bloom, Neil B.: "Reliability Centered Maintenance; Implementation made simple", McGraw-Hill, 2005
  • Crespo Marques, Adolfo: "The Maintenance Management Framework", Springer, London, 2007
  • Gertsbakh, I. B.: "Reliability Theory with Applications to Preventive Maintenance", Springer, Berlin, 2000
  • Jardine, Andrew K. S. and Albert H. C. Tsang: "Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability: Theory and Applications", Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, 2006
  • Kelly, Anthony: "Maintenance Strategy - Business-centered Maintenance", Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford, 1997
  • Kelly, Anthony: "Maintenance Organization & Systems - Business-centered Maintenance", Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford, 1997
  • Knezevic, Jezdimir: "Systems Maintainability", Kluwer Academic Publ., 1997
  • Knezevic, Jezdimir: "Reliability, Maintainability and Supportability", McGraw-Hill, 1993
  • Kobbacy, K. and D. N. P. Murthy (eds.): "Complex System Maintenance Handbook", Springer, London, 2008
  • Moss, Marvin A.: "Designing for Minimal Maintenance Expense; The Practical Application of Reliability and Maintainability", Marcel Dekker, New York, 1985
  • Moubray, John: "Reliability Centered Maintenance" (2nd edition), Butterworth-Heinemann,Oxford, 1997
  • Nakagawa, Toshio: "Maintenance Theory of Reliability", Springer-Verlag, London, 2005
  • Narayan, V: "Effective Maintenance Management: Risk and Reliability Strategies for Optimizing Performance", Industrial Press, Inc.;ISBN: 0831131780, 2004
  • Smith, Anthony M.: "Reliability-Centered Maintenance", McGraw-Hill, 1993

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