This report represents a comprehensive introductory review of engineering probabilistic methods that establishes a sound foundation for a SAE standard on the use of probabilistic methods in industry. The report focus is limited to basic methods that are applicable to most practical problems including simple static reliability analysis problems with a limited number of random variables. The theoretical review provides the knowledge for understanding this new paradigm by practicing engineers. Current implementation is also discussed. It is addressed to practicing design engineers as well as theorists and researchers.
This resource information report summarizes the basic concepts, models and approximate reliability methods applicable to reliability predictions for ground vehicle systems.