Talk:Reliability engineering

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See also section[edit]

In the see also section of this article, I have just added a link to product qualification even though such a page does not exist today. This is such a common term in both reliability engineering and quality engineering, that it would be very useful if someone could start to write it up. A Google search for "product qualification" just found 65,000 hits, so there's plenty to work from. DFH 19:59:33, 2005-09-01 (UTC)

Bayes Theorem[edit]

Bayes theorem is a very important tool in reliability engineering to reduce a complicated system into a simpler system or a black box. It should be mentioned in the article. -- HN.

Insufficient in-line citations[edit]

I've tagged this article for not enough in-line citations; it's a great article, but only has four citations, but more than 40 references (if you include the standards as well). — Sasuke Sarutobi (talk) 01:02, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

I've tagged the article again, now for at least the third time. 13 in-line citations is a good start, but for an article of its length needs considerably more; I'd expect in the region of about 100. The balance towards the 'further reading' section is far too heavy. — Sasuke Sarutobi (talk) 09:42, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Contribution by IP user 213.46.148.89[edit]

At 10:39 on 8 June 2013, IP user 213.46.148.89 added to the article this paragraph:

"Although Reliability is defined and affected by stochastic parameters, according to some acknowledged specialists, quality, reliability and safety are NOT achieved by mathematics and statistics. Nearly all teaching and literature on the subject emphasises these aspects, and ignores the reality that the ranges of uncertainty involved largely practically invalidate quantitative methods for prediction and measurement."

along with a citation to the O'Connor's 2002 book Practical Reliability Engineering.

Subsequent edits slightly improved the paragraph's spelling and style, but they have left the illogical sentence structure, misused citation, and rant-like tone so that it now reads:

"Although reliability is defined and affected by stochastic parameters, according to some acknowledged specialists, quality, reliability and safety are NOT achieved by mathematics and statistics. Nearly all teaching and literature on the subject emphasizes these aspects, and ignores the reality that the ranges of uncertainty involved largely invalidate quantitative methods for prediction and measurement."

Although I rather agree with the sentiment of the paragraph, I think it clearly needs to be rewritten and perhaps moved to a more appropriate place in the article. Before I make these changes, does anyone want to offer any suggestions? Who are the acknowledged specialists? A citation is needed. Is the complaint that the teaching and literature is devoted to the math and statistics but that these by themselves don't improve reliability (only better engineering does)? The O'Connor book hardly seems to offer support for the idea that quantitative analysis is invalid because of its uncertainty. I know some citations for this idea. Does anyone want to offer some better citations? Should the paragraph perhaps go into a section on limitations of reliability analysis? Scwarebang (talk) 00:35, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Maybe fix Random capitalization?[edit]

The Capitalization is random, or at least Way, Way non-modern-English in its Pattern. Perhaps an Energetic Person could fix this. 81.156.185.45 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 18:59, 8 April 2015 (UTC)