PGDip Reliability Engineering and Asset Management / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Design for Reliability & Asset Management

Unit code MACE69051
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Division (L5)
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.  Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.

1. Maintenance awareness and design. M&R background; parameters that can be usefully used in design: MTTR, MTBF, MWT.
2. Why do systems fail? Learning from Failures. A design perspective and case study based introduction.
3. Design models and evaluation techniques (AHP/ Pugh’s Method / QFD).
4. Decision analysis in maintenance and computerised maintenance management systems (CMMSs).
5. Learning from failure: feedback of information to design - case study.
6. The principles of concurrent engineering. Role of marketing, design and manufacturing in
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7. The process of converting customer requirements to engineering characteristics; the concept of quality function deployment (QFD) and house of quality.
8. Design for X; where X is maintainability, reliability, manufacturability and assembly. Design for manufacturing and design for assembly and concepts and detail.
9. FMEA and FTA in the context of DfR and concurrent engineering.
10. Design of maintenance strategy using multiple criteria and resource allocation.

Aims

The objective of this module is to present ways in which reliability and maintainability can be taken into account effectively during design.  It presents the totality of design activity for the whole product and process life cycle, the control and integration of different technical groups, and shows how and when the process can be influenced to improve maintainability and reliability (M&R). Perspectives of design and design constraints will be discussed in order to identify the most appropriate ways in which design can be improved with respect to M&R.
It addresses how design of routines can be improved as an outcome of failures and hence the learning from failures concept
 

Syllabus

1. Maintenance awareness and design. M&R background; parameters that can be usefully used in design: MTTR, MTBF, MWT.
2. Why do systems fail? Learning from Failures.  A design perspective and case study based introduction.
3. Design models and evaluation techniques (AHP/ Pugh’s Method / QFD).
4. Decision analysis in maintenance and computerised maintenance management systems (CMMSs).
5. Learning from failure: feedback of information to design - case study.
6. The principles of concurrent engineering. Role of marketing, design and manufacturing in concurrent engineering.
7. The process of converting customer requirements to engineering characteristics; the concept of quality function deployment (QFD) and house of quality.
8. Design for X; where X is maintainability, reliability, manufacturability and assembly. Design for manufacturing and design for assembly and concepts and detail.
9. FMEA and FTA in design and concurrent engineering.
10. Reliability of systems; analysis of the design of serial and parallel systems, redundancy concept.
11. Design of maintenance strategy using multiple criteria and resource allocation.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written exam 50%
Report 50%

Feedback methods

Via script viewing

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 30
Practical classes & workshops 5
Project supervision 65
Tutorials 10
Independent study hours
Independent study 40

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Moray Kidd Unit coordinator

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