Quality Control Applications

  • Dimitris N. Chorafas

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Product Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Service Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
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  4. Product Reliability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
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  5. Statistical Inference

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
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  6. Statistical Quality Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
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About this book


Quality control is a constant priority in electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, and nuclear engineering – as well as in the vast domain of electronics, from home appliances to computers and telecommunications. Quality Control Applications provides guidance and valuable insight into quality control policies; their methods, their implementation, constant observation and associated technical audits.

What has previously been a mostly mathematical topic is translated here for engineers concerned with the practical implementation of quality control. Once the fundamentals of quality control are established, Quality Control Applications goes on to develop this knowledge and explain how to apply it in the most effective way. Techniques are described and supported using relevant, real-life, case studies to provide detail and clarity for those without a mathematical background. Among the many practical examples, two case studies dramatize the importance of quality assurance: A shot-by-shot analysis of the errors made in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster; and the engineering failure with new technology due to the absence of quality control in an alternative energy project.

This clear and comprehensive approach makes Quality Control Applications an essential reference for those studying engineering as well industry professionals involved in quality control across product and system design.


Characteristic Curve Operation Curve Fitting Effective Quality Control Engineering Design Tolerances Process Quality Product Quality

Authors and affiliations

  • Dimitris N. Chorafas
    • 1
  1. 1.EntlebuchSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2966-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2965-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2966-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
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