Introduction to concepts of reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS) in engineering problems; RAMS requirements, techniques, risks, safety assessments, and Health and Safety examples.
Total contact hours: 34
Private study hours: 116
Total study hours: 150
Autumn and Spring
Method of assessment
Main assessment methods:
50% Examination & 50% Coursework/Homework as follows:
Examination (2 hours), 50%
5 x Homework, each 1-2 pages, each 5% (25%)
Group coursework (25%) [10 pages, group report]
- System Reliability Theory: Models, Statistical Methods, and Applications. Marvin Rausand, Arnljot Høyland, John Wiley & Sons, 2003.
- Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety Assessment. Volume 1, Methods and Techniques. Alain Villemeur, 1992.
- Reliability, Maintainability and Risk. David Smith, Butterworth-Heinemann 2011
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 identify and analyse the concepts of reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS) in engineering problems;
2 apply appropriate techniques and tools to evaluate and improve the RAMS in engineering systems;
3 analyse and interpret failure/degradation data, detect faults and predict failures, and develop maintenance solutions to prevent the faults.
4 Identify quality, safety and compatibility standards in different engineering disciplines and develop a safety case.
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Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
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