Reliability & Maint. Eng.College of Engineering
This course explains the principles of reliability and maintainability engineering. It explains the reliability viewpoints: reliability metrics, customer perception, and things engineers do. It focuses on the reliability cycle and functional engineering activities in the product life cycle. The students will apply reliability and maintainability modeling techniques in product design. They will apply reliability tools and methods for analysis and product reliability problems in the product design process, product reliability testing, and maintaining and/or improving reliability and quality in production. Topics include: basic reliability models, constant failure rate model, time-dependent models, reliability of systems, state-dependent systems, design for reliability, maintainability, design for maintainability, availability, the analysis of failure data, reliability estimation and applications. Competencies and collaborative e-learning will be demonstrated by students conducting reliability and/or maintainability projects. A project report and an oral presentation are required from each team.