Books

  1. Comfort, A. (1979) : Ageing : The Biology of Senescence (eds. Elsevier, New York)
    A well-known reference book with population survival data.
  2. Cox, D.R.& Lewis, P.A. (1966) : The Statistical Analysis of Series of Events (eds. Methuen, London)
    A basic book on statistical analyses of observed data.
  3. Crevecoeur, G.U. (2008) : Quantitative General Adaptation (eds. JePublie, Paris)
    This book details several elements of this site and goes more thoroughly into some aspects including new developments. Main chapters : 1. Introduction - 2. Bathtub curve - 3. Creep curve - 4. Feedback loops - 5. Hubble constant - 6. Two curves in biology - 7. Lifetime predictions - 8. Possible links - Annex A. Creep at very high temperature - B. Fatigue - C. Cosmological constant - D. Genesis of an equation (349 pages) - Contents - A revised PDF version can be found here. Erratum : There is a typographical error in Eq. (8.29) and (8.30) on p. 244. A "t" factor is missing in the exponential on the right in front of ".(t+1)".
  4. de Duve, Ch. (1995) : Vital Dust. Life as a Cosmic Imperative (eds. Basic Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Inc.) - translated into French (1996) : Poussière de Vie. Une histoire du vivant (eds. Librairie Arthème Fayard)
    A fascinating proposal for the evolution from inert matter to life.
  5. Demaret, J. (1991) : Univers (eds. Le Mail, Aix-en-Provence)
    This is a pretty didactic book giving all what is needed to be known concerning the present state of knowledge in cosmology.
  6. Forrester, J.W. (1968) : Principles of systems (eds. Wright-Allen Press) [Principes des Systèmes ; eds. Presses Universitaires de Lyon (1981)]
    This is a basic book to understand what are systems, feedback loops etc...
  7. Garofalo, F. (1965) : "Fundamentals of creep and creep-rupture in metals", The MacMillan Company, New-York ["Déformation et rupture par fluage", Dunod, Paris (1970)]
    This is one of the best overview I know about the creep of metals.
  8. Gavrilov, L.A. & Gavrilova, N.S. (1991) :The Biology of Life Span : A Quantitative Approach (eds. Harwood Academic Publishers , Chur, Switzerland and/or at Amazon ) - Originally published in Russian (1986) : Biologiia prodolzhitelnosti zhizni : kalichestvenniye aspekty (eds. Nauka, Moscow)
    This is an excellent book giving a rather extensive critical survey of theoretical models and quantitative observations related to ageing in biology. It also summarizes systematic work performed by the authors over a decade. Finally, it discusses several models based on reliability theory. The analyses are very deep albeit clear and some currently accepted paradigms are dissected and given correct light even at cost of some criticism towards famed authors. Thorough information on the authors of this book as well as on their past and present work can be found on their website at the University of Chicago (However, I have some unanswered questioning on their reliability theory of ageing and can hardly follow them in their considerations on possible life extension "ad libitum").
  9. Lawless, J.F. (1982) : Statistical Models and Methods for Lifetime Data, (eds. John Wiley & Sons, New York)
    Another useful book on statistical analysis methods.
  10. Lees, F.P. (1979) : Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (eds. Butterworths, London), Vol.1
    A basic book on the use of reliability concepts in the process industry.
  11. McCormick, N.J. (1981) : Reliability and Risk Analysis - Methods and Nuclear Power Applications (eds. Academic Press)
    A basic book on reliability analysis methods to be used in the industry.
  12. Nei, M. (1975) :Molecular Population Genetics and Evolution, North-Holland - Research Monographs, Frontiers of Biology, Vol. 40 (Eds. North-Holland Publishing Company - Amsterdam)
    An interesting quantitative approach of evolution.
  13. Norton, F.H. (1929) : The Creep of Steel at High Temperatures (eds. Mc Graw-Hill)
    A basic book in the field of the creep of steels.
  14. Nottale, L. (1993) : "Fractal Space-Time and Microphysics. Towards a Theory of Scale Relativity" (eds World Scientific)
    A fantastic attempt to construct a theory of scale relativity allowing to cover phenomena from quantum mechanics to cosmology through fractals.
  15. Peebles, P.J.E. (1993) : "Principles of Physical Cosmology" (eds Princeton University Press, Princeton)
    A very thorough and exhaustive sum of all what is presently known about physical cosmology.
  16. Prigogine, I. (1961) : Introduction to Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes, 2d edition (eds. Interscience Publishers, New York)
    The fundamental PHD thesis of the author.
  17. Selye, H. (1974) : Stress Without Distress (eds. J.B.Lippincott Co., New York)
    A very good book easy to read and full of seminal thoughts.
  18. Smith, D.J. (1988) : Reliability and Maintainability in Perspective (eds. MacMillan Education Ltd., Basingstoke) 3rd edition, p. 75
    An easy to read book with many good ideas and useful informations.
  19. Weinberg, S. (1972) : "Gravitation and Cosmology : Principles and Application of the General Theory of Relativity" (eds John Wiley & Sons, New York)
    Although the author received the Nobel prize for his contributions to quantum field theory, he wrote this excellent and inspiring summary of General Relativity theory.


Articles

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  19. Crevecoeur, G.U. (1987) : "Über den Einsatz zerstörungsfreier und zerstörender Prüfverfahren zur Abschätzung der Restlebensdauer von Bauteilen unter dem Einfluss von Kriechen", Der Maschinenschaden, 60 (Heft1) pp. 31-40 - A copy of this article can be found here.
  20. Crevecoeur, G.U. (1988) : "Four parameters databank for full creep curve characterization", in Life Extension and Assessment: Nuclear and Fossil Power-Plant Components (eds. American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, New York), PVP 138 (NDE 4), pp. 203-210 - A copy of this article can be found here.
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  22. Crevecoeur, G.U. (1991) : Kikai no songai (Japanese version of Der Maschinenschaden), Vol. 33, N°93, pp. 15-24 - A copy of this article can be found here.
  23. Crevecoeur, G.U. (1992) : "Quelques réflexions autour de la courbe de fluage", Journal des Ingénieurs (eds. Fédération Royale d'Associations Belges d'Ingénieurs Civils et d'Ingénieurs Agronomes - FABI and URTB, Bruxelles), avril 1992, pp. 44-47
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  25. Crevecoeur, G.U. (1993) : "A Model for the Integrity Assessment of Ageing Repairable Systems", IEEE Trans. Reliability, 42(1), pp. 148-155
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