The students will be able to develop a detailed knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of reliability and safety engineering and apply these principles in the design, operation and maintenance of complex systems.
Reliability Engineering: Fundamental concepts of reliability engineering. Basic definitions. Bathtub hazard rate curve. Constant failure and repair rate models. Reliability block diagrams. Steady state and transient availability. Reliability data banks (electrical, electronic, mechanical, communication and oil). Use of life distributions (Weibull, Normal, Lognormal) and discrete distributions (Poisson, Binomial) in risk and reliability. Estimation of reliability parameters using graphical methods
Fault Tree Analysis (FTA): construction, qualitative and quantitative analyses. Common cause analysis. Notions of Markov modeling and Monte Carlo Simulation. Relevant BS and Mil. Standards. Product liability and sustainability including reliability, maintainability, serviceability, re-cyclability, re-manufacturability, disposability and reusability
Safety Engineering: Concepst of Safety Engineering and Management. COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) and SEVESO Directives. System Safety Process. Process Safety and Environmental Protection (PSEP). Loss Prevention. Hazard reduction precedence. Safety Standards. Safety in Manufacturing, Chemical Process and Nuclear Power industries
Safety Management: Safety in the system life cycle. Organisational Management and Safety. System Safety Programme. Hazard Analysis
Process Safety Analysis: Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA). Hazard and operability studies (HAZOP). Failure modes effects and criticality analysis (FMECA). Hazard Operability