Module Title:   Reliability Engineering

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3049M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Business and Management (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr C Kara-Zaitri

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

The students will be able to develop a detailed knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of reliability engineering and apply these principles in the design, operation and maintenance of complex systems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, theories and principles explored in formal lectures, and practiced in tutorials. Practical, cognitive and personal skills developed in problem solving exercises, tackled by working in small groups supported by members of academic staff. Oral feedback is given during tutorials. The assessment will examine the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

critical appraise the use and review of complex reliability tools and their practical application in complex systems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Apply reliability tools and techniques to real-world examples in a wide spectrum of industries.
2.2 Estimate reliability parameters of simple and complex systems.
2.3 Calculate the reliability of complex systems taking into account.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

enhance your skills in data management; data presentation; scientific method; data interpretation; IT skills; systematic problem solving; and creative problem solving.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
Fundamental concepts of reliability engineering. Basic definitions. Bathtub hazard rate curve. Constant failure and repair rate models. Reliability block diagrams. Steady state and transient availability. Reliability data banks (electrical, electronic, mechanical, communication and oil). Risk perception, assessment, modelling and management. Use of life distributions (Weibull, Normal, Lognormal) and discrete distributions (Poisson, Binomial) in risk and reliability. Estimation of reliability parameters using graphical methods. Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA). Hazard and operability studies (HAZOP). Failure modes effects and criticality analysis (FMECA). Fault Tree Analysis (FTA): construction, qualitative and quantitative analyses. Common cause analysis. The concept of Total Productive Maintenance. Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) and decision tree model. Notions of Markov modelling and Monte Carlo Simulation. Relevant BS and Mil. Standards. Product liability and sustainability including reliability, maintainability, serviceability, re-cyclability, re-manufacturability, disposability and reusability.

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