Lectures

Reliability in Mechanical Engineering

Definition

Reliability is a measure of a products quality in the time domain. Several methods are used to evaluate the reliability and detect possible failure modes. Statistical tools such as durability density functions, failure models, lifetime tests and assessment of failure data are used for a quantitative reliability assessment.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Introduction (fundamental concepts, reliability functions and parameters, standards)
  • Reliability mathematics (fundamentals of statistics and probability theory, probability theory and distribution functions)
  • Reliability analysis (graphical methods, Weibull analysis, structural reliability, time dependent interaction)
  • Reliability-Tests (sampling strategy, planning, data collection, reduction of testing time)
  • In class exercise: lifetime testing

The course consists of the following topics

  • Introduction (fundamental concepts, reliability functions and parameters, standards)
  • Reliability mathematics (fundamentals of statistics and probability theory, probability theory and distribution functions)
  • Reliability analysis (graphical methods, Weibull analysis, structural reliability, time dependent interaction)
  • Reliability-Tests (sampling strategy, planning, data collection, reduction of testing time)
  • In class exercise: lifetime testing

Organisation

Time Summer Term, mondays
9:50 – 11:30 am
Lecturer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Melz / Dr.-Ing. Elena Slomski-Vetter
Exam Type written exam
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Examiner Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Melz
Credits Bachelor MPE
SWS: V2
Credit-Points: 4