RAMS Recommended Books


In this entry in our Leedeo knowledge section , we present a set of books on RAMS Engineering that we consider interesting for its content. Many of our clients, sometimes for example, after completing training at RAMS, ask us how they can continue to enter the world of RAMS. Our humble recommendation always goes to two great sources of information: Leedeo knowledge publications and a good book.

Therefore, we list below the TOP10 of the bibliography in RAMS.

Handbook of RAMS in Railway Systems . Theory and Practice

This book addresses the complexity of today's rail systems, which use computers and electromechanical components to increase efficiency and ensure a high level of safety. RAM (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability) addresses the specifications and standards that manufacturers and operators must meet. The modeling, implementation and evaluation of RAM and safety requires the integration of railway engineering systems; mathematical and statistical methods; compliance with standards; and financial / economic factors. This manual brings together a group of experts to present RAM and security in a modern and comprehensive way.

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Reliability of Safety- Critical Systems . Theory and Applications

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to reliability evaluations of safety-related systems based on electrical, electronic, and programmable electronics (E / E / PE) technology. With a focus on the design and development phases of safety-critical systems, the book presents the theory and methods required to document compliance with IEC 61508 and associated industry-specific standards.

Combining theory and practical applications, this book implements key security-related strategies and methods to meet quantitative security integrity requirements. In addition, the book details a variety of reliability analysis methods that are needed during all stages of a safety-critical system, starting with specification and design and progressing to operations, maintenance, and modification control.

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The Agile Safety Case

The Safety Case (SC) is one of the rail industry's most important deliverables for building trust in its systems. This is the first book on how to write a SC, based on EN 50129: 2003. Experience has shown that preparing and understanding a SC is difficult and time-consuming, and as such the book provides insights that enhance training for write a sc.

The book deals with both security cases "standardstandard"Such as agile security cases, which avoid too much documentation, improve communication between stakeholders, allow for faster system approval, and which are important in light of rapidly changing technology. Additionally, it discusses the need to upgrade with software frequently due to market requirements, changing requirements, and increasing cybersecurity threats.

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RAMS Studies and Engineering

One of the most important references for a better understanding of the book's approach is ISO 20815 ( Production assurance and reliability management ), this international standard describes activities related to production assurance and reliability management of an industrial facility, within of its content are each of the phases of the life cycle of physical assets, and in each phase, the RAM ( Reliability , Availability , Maintenability ) engineering methodologies recommended in order to ensure the production and reliability of that process, this means that RAM engineering is one of the most important elements to ensure the productivity of an industrial process through longalongof its life cycle. This activity starts from conceptual engineering, going through basic engineering, detail engineering, installation, commissioning , start-up and commissioning of the facilities or physical assets, in many of these phases, what we call RAM engineering is applied.

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CENELEC 50128 and IEC 62279 Standards

The CENELEC EN 50128 and IEC 62279 standards are applicable to software performance in the railway sector. The 2011 version of the 50128 standard reaffirms the techniques and methods that will be implemented. This is a guide for its implementation, in order to understand the fundamentals of the standard and how it impacts the activities to be carried out, helping to better prepare for the independent evaluation phase, which is mandatory.

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System Reliability Theory . Models , Statical Methods and Applications

A completely updated and revised look at system reliability theory

Since the first edition of this popular book was published nearly a decade ago, the new standards have changed the approach to reliability engineering and introduced new concepts and terminology not previously addressed in the engineering literature. Accordingly, the second edition of this book has been thoroughly rewritten and updated to meet current standards.

With its updated hands-on approach, incorporating industry commentary, and many new examples based on real industry data and problems, the Second Edition of this important text should be more useful than ever to students, instructors, and researchers alike. .

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Embedded Software Development for Safety- Critical Systems

This book analyzes the development of critical systems for safety under the following standards: IEC 61508; ISO 26262; EN 50128; and IEC 62304. Details the advantages and disadvantages of many architectural and design practices recommended in the standards, ranging from replication and diversification, through anomaly detection, to so-called "safe bag" systems.

In reviewing the use of open source components in security critical systems, this book has evolved from a course text used by QNX Software Systems for a training module on creating embedded software for security critical devices, including medical devices, rail systems, industrial systems, and driver assistance devices in automobiles.

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Engineering and maintenance management in the railway sector

This work is of interest to all those engineers and technicians who have responsibilities in the maintenance of any area of ​​the railway sector, be they directors, plant managers or technical office since it gives them the opportunity to learn the appropriate techniques for continuous improvement of their management and guides them on how to apply them based on the causes that have generated the problems. It is also of interest to engineers and project managers, as it will allow them to better understand what decisions to make during the design phase of a new equipment or installation to reduce the subsequent costs of its maintenance without significantly increasing its initial cost. Although the book is limited to the railway field, the knowledge and experiences that are poured into it can be extended to the industry in general and especially to that which is intensive in maintenance due to the cost and complexity of its facilities. Summary index: Reliability. Maintainability. Availability. The cost of the life cycle. Reliability in design. Maintainability in design. Elements of the management system. Action against deviations. Improvedefficiencyefficiency.

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Railway signaling and safety

In this book the The historical search for the compromise between safety and efficiency in operation is recounted, which led to electronic interlocks with centralized control, as well as tosOn-board protection systems that guarantee respect for speed profiles and braking processes that respect the limits of movement authorization. It also provides the reader, among others, criteria that govern traffic control, based on distance control in the control of speeds and braking curves and the most optimal, based on the concept of mobile block, which allows a maximum flow of traffic. Part IV of the book is highlighted, which addresses the analysis of the Safety, Reliability, Availability and Maintenance criteria. A complete and entertaining book that offers a global vision of the railway system in all its aspects, with criteria for choosing the most suitable system.

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Railway Safety, Reliability and Security. Technologies and Systems Engineering

This book provides engineering students and professionals with a collection of state-of-the-art methodological and technological notions to support the development and certification of safety-critical rail control systems in real time , as well as the protection of rail transport infrastructure. The book covers the following topics: Automatic Train Operation (ATO), Computer Reliability, Driverless Systems, Formal Methods in Software Development, High Security Systems Engineering, Human-Machine Interaction and Human Factors, Innovative Control Systems and railway monitoring, Protocols for distributed systems in real time, Railway interoperability, Risk assessment and hazard analysis.

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