Credits: 3


Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MATH141 and MATH246.
Restriction: Must be in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Fire Protection Engineering; or must be in the Nuclear Engineering minor; or permission of department.
Provides a general survey of the techniques of reliability engineering with a focus on theoretical basis and quantitative methods, with frequent examples of application. Topics include mathematical definition of reliability, probabilistic models to represent failure phenomena, statistical life models for non-repairable components, reliability data analysis, failure modes and effects analysis, risk analysis, and system reliability models including fault trees, event trees. Students will learn how to apply these techniques to problems related to engineering systems, with example cases for process plants, energy systems and infrastructure.

Semesters Offered

Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024