chapter  8
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A New Distribution-Free Reliability Monitoring Scheme: Advances and Applications in Engineering

ByIoannis S. Triantafyllou

Control charts are mainly used for process monitoring in the manufacturing industry. However, their application in fields outside their conventional usage is increasing. It is noticeable that statistical process control can also be proved helpful for reliability monitoring of components or structures. Shewhart-type control charts, especially those used for calculating the number of defects, can be used for monitoring the number of failures per fixed interval.