Module Title:   Reliability Engineering and Maintenance Management (Distance Learning)

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG3066L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   E

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

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): &nnbsp; 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:
Selected concepts, theories and principles explored in formal lectures and practiced in tutorials. Other concepts, theories and principles are developed in independent work by student using BlackBoard. Practical, cognitive and personal skills developed in open-ended problem solving exercises supported by members of academic staff. Oral feedback is given during tutorials and via BlackBoard. The formal assessment will examine the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   8.00          Directed Study:   82.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   8.00          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%
  Exam (at Bradford)

Outline Syllabus:
Fundamental concepts of reliability engineering. Basic definitions. Bathtub hazard rate curve. Constant failure & repair rate models. Reliability block diagrams. Steady state & transient availability. Reliability data banks (electrical, electronic, mechanical, communication and oil). Risk perception, assessment, modelling & mgmt. Use of life distributions (Weibull, Normal, Lognormal) & discrete distributions (Poisson, Binomial) in risk & reliability. Estimation of reliability parameters using graphical methods. Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA). Hazard & operability studies (HAZOP). Failure modes effects & criticality analysis (FMECA). Fault Tree Analysis (FTA): construction, qualitative & quantitative analyses. Common cause analysis. Relevant BS & Mil. Standards. The relationships existing between maintenance & safety mgmt. Availability analysis & mgmt. Maintained series systems. Maintained parallel systems. Maintenance Concepts. Life Cycle Costing. Notions of Markov modelling & Monte Carlo Simulation.

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