Chapter 6. Design for Maintainability

  1. Myer Kutz
  1. O. Geoffrey Okogbaa and
  2. Wilkistar Otieno

Published Online: 23 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470168202.ch6

Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design

Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design

How to Cite

Okogbaa, O. G. and Otieno, W. (2007) Design for Maintainability, in Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design (ed M. Kutz), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470168202.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Dermal, New York, USA

Author Information

  1. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 14 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471726364

Online ISBN: 9780470168202



  • design for environment (DfE) and Life-cycle analysis (LCA);
  • maintainability and reliability considerations;
  • Runge-Kutta and Runge-Kutta-Gill methods;
  • system reliability;
  • preventive versus corrective maintenance


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Review of Probability and Random Variables

  • Review of System Reliability and Availability

  • Repairable Systems and Availability Analysis