chapter  8
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Design and Analysis for Mechanically Reliable Systems

Reliability concerns those characteristics which are dependent of time-Stability, Failure, Mean Time To Failure/Repair, etc. It may also defined as the probability of a product or device performing adequately for the period of time intended under the operating conditions encountered,

However, if harm or injury occurs due to poor reliability, the manufacturer or distributor may have a responsibility to compensate for these losses and/or injuries. The general liability law holds that all those who introduce a defective product into the market are generally liable for the product and harm or injury caused.