Reliability of mechanical engineering components

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

Appointment Summer Term, mondays 8:00 – 9:40 am
Beginning Monday, 11.04.2016, 8.00 am
Location S1|01-A2
Teacher Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Melz / Dr.-Ing. Elena Maja Slomski
Type of examination written exam
Dates of examination Mo. 13.02.2017
01:00 – 03:00 pm
Courses Bachelor MPE
Credit-Points: 4