1. What Is Reliability?

  1. Igor Ushakov

Published Online: 7 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118370742.ch1

Probabilistic Reliability Models

Probabilistic Reliability Models

How to Cite

Ushakov, I. (2012) What Is Reliability?, in Probabilistic Reliability Models, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118370742.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118341834

Online ISBN: 9781118370742



  • reliability, and processes to operate successfully;
  • reliability characterization, failure-free operation;
  • other “ILITIES” and problem of survivability;
  • hierarchical levels of technical objects;
  • technical objects unrecoverable/recoverable measures


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Reliability as a Property of Technical Objects

  • Other “Ilities”

  • Hierarchical Levels of Analyzed Objects

  • How Can Reliability Be Measured?

  • Software Reliability