Topics

  1. DEFINITIONS Of RELATED CONCEPTS – QUALITY, RELIABILITY, SAFETY
    Various standards (e.g., ISO, MIL-) and regulatory agencies (e.g., FAA) provide
    definitions specific to their domain of interest. The following are generic, working
    definitions:

* Quality: A product or system is of high quality if
1 it performs in accordance with specified or implied requirements
2 the performance is robust with respect to variations in the operating

environment and wear or aging
* Reliability: A system is reliable if it provides  an acceptable level of performance under variable environmental and operational

of performance under variable environmental and operational
conditions for a specified period of time
I A system is said to fail if it no longer provides an acceptable level of
performance.

* Safety: A system is safe if failure does not result in death, injury or an
unacceptable level of property loss
ENGINEERING RELIABILITY
PRELIMINARIES BACKGROUND COURSE CONTENT
COURSE OBJECTIVES
* Understand the basic concepts of quality, reliability & safety
* Compute measures of reliability of products and systems
* Analyze failure data
* Perform a Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis
* Conduct a Fault Tree Analysis
* Construct and analyze reliability block diagrams
* Identify component importance
* Use redundancy to achieve reliability
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Evaluate the impact of maintenance on reliability

  1. RELIABILITY
  2. PRELIMINARIES BACKGROUND COURSE CONTENT
  3. MAIN TOPICS
  4.  Basics of Probability & Statistics
  5. Reliability Models
  6. Criticality Analysis
  7. Fault Tree Analysis
  8. Reliability Block Diagrams
  9. Reliability of Maintained Systems
  10. Data Analysis & Testing

Each topic is covered in a two-hour meeting for a total of 20 hours.