FSI-EZS-KAcad. year: 2020/2021
The subject is focused on the most sophisticated knowledge on reliability focusing on machines and instrumentation.
Attention is focused on clarification of reliability term and its merging into quality including terminology and standards. Emphasis is laid on the selected issues from the reliability management. Possible failures which can occur in machines are also described and classified. Furthermore, the reliability indicators of unrecovered and recovered objects are discussed. The analysis of failure methods and consequences is also explained on the practical examples (FMEA, FMECA). Last but not least, reliability tests, system reliability and its possible increase are described.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will acquire basic knowledge of reliability of technical systems.
This will enable him/her to become knowledgeable in industrial engineering and electrotechnical practice in solving various problems related to the issue.
Knowledge of mathematics and physics on the secondary education level as well as knowledge of the area in question within the scope of previous bachelor-level studies are assumed.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
MYKISKA,Antonín. Bezpečnost a spolehlivost technických systémů. 1. vydání. Praha: České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 2006,206 s. Učební texty ČVUT v Praze. Fakulta strojní. ISBN 80-01-02868-2.
KARPÍŠEK,Zdeněk. Matematika IV, statistika a pravděpodobnost. 3. doplněné vydání. Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o., 2007. 170 s. ISBN 978-80-214-3380-9.
NOVÁK,M.; ŠEBESTA,V.; VOTRUBA, Z. Bezpečnost a spolehlivost systémů. 1. vydání. Praha: České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 2001, 150 s. Učební texty ČVUT v Praze. Fakulta dopravní. ISBN 80-01-02331-1.
HELEBRANT,František. Technická diagnostika a spolehlivost, IV. Provoz a údržba strojů. 1. vydání. VŠB – Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2008. 130 s. ISBN 978-80-248-1690-6.
SUMMERVILLE, N. Basic Reliability: An Introduction to Reliability Engineering. AuthorHouse, 2004. 136s. ISBN 978-1418424183.
EFSTRATIOS, N. Engineering Design Reliability Handbook. 1. edition. CRC Press. 2004. 1192 p. ISBN-13: 978-0849311802.
STAPELBERG, R. Handbook of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety in Engineering Design. 1. edition. Springer. 851 p. ISBN-13: 978-1848001749.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The subject consists of lectures and tutorials. The lectures are focused on the basic principles and the theory of problems. Tutorials are focused on the practical knowledge gained in lectures, and in an appropriate semester section completed with computer support. Depending upon the possibilities, the lectures of the specialists from industrial practice as well as the excursions in the companies, whose activities relate to the subject, are also organized.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
The course consists of exercises and lectures. Exercise is completed by credit (awarded in the 13th week). To obtain it is required 100% participation in exercises and activity in exercises. Students will work out the individual work in the prescribed range and quality. Based on the quality of the work in the exercise, the student earns up to 30 points for the exam The work must be submitted in writing and checked and recognized by the teacher. The test is realized by written test, student can get up to 70 points from this test, where 30 points from exercises. Evaluation of the test result is given by the ECTS grading scale.
Language of instruction
The objective of the course is to obtain theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the basics of reliability of technical systems.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The students’ participation in seminars and activity. 100% participation in seminars is required; in case of absence, the student is obliged to substitute for the missed tuition in a way determined by the lecturer.
Type of course unit
Guided consultation in combined form of studies
17 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Specification of quality and reliability terms
2. Mathematical tools in reliability
3. Terminology in reliability
4. Standards in reliability field
5. Reliability management – selected issues (part 1)
6. Reliability management – selected issues (part 2)
7. Failure classification
8. Reliability indicators for objects unrecovered
9. Reliability indicators for objects recovered
10. Failure /consequence analysis
11. Reliability tests
12. System reliability evaluation
13. System reliability increase
35 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Introduction, organizational issues, quality and reliability, life phases in view of reliability
2. Mathematical tools for reliability
3. Terminology and standards in reliability field
4. Reliability management – selected issues
5. Reliability and failures of machines and instrumentation
6. Reliability indicators from unrecovered and recovered objects
7. Failure /consequence analysis
8. Reliability tests and system reliability
eLearning: currently opened course