This book explores the domain of reliability engineering in the context of machine tools. Failures of machine tools not only jeopardize users’ ability to meet their due date commitments but also lead to poor quality of products, slower production, down time losses etc.
Poor reliability and improper maintenance of a machine tool greatly increases the life cycle cost to the user. Thus, the application area of the present book, i.e. machine tools, will be equally appealing to machine tool designers, production engineers and maintenance managers. The book will serve as a consolidated volume on various dimensions of machine tool reliability and its implications from manufacturers and users point of view.
From the manufacturers’ point of view, it discusses various approaches for reliability and maintenance based design of machine tools. In specific, it discusses simultaneous selection of optimal reliability configuration and maintenance schedules, maintenance optimization under various maintenance scenarios and cost based FMEA.
From the users’ point of view, it explores the role of machine tool reliability in shop floor level decision- making. In specific, it shows how to model the interactions of machine tool reliability with production scheduling, maintenance scheduling and process quality control.
Bhupesh Kumar Lad is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Indore. He is associated with Industrial Engineering Research Group at IIT Indore. He gained his PhD in Reliability Engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD). Before joining IIT Indore he was working with GE global research center, Bangalore as a research engineer.?
Divya Shrivastava is an Assistant Professor with in Mechanical Engineering at the Shiv Nadar University, India. She gained her PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology?Delhi (IITD). Before joining Shiv Nadar University she was working with NIT Hamirpur (H.P).?Her area of research includes: Operations Management, Quality Control and Maintenance Management.?
M. S. Kulkarni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is associated with the Industrial Engineering group of the Department. He gained his PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. His post PhD industry experience includes application of quality and reliability engineering techniques in manufacturing and service industry.