Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering

Gain insight into the basics of reliability engineering. Master the fundamentals for CRE or CMRP certification.
Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering
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1.21 GB
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2h 40m



Sandeep Kumar, ­ Quality Gurus Inc.


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Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering

What you’ll learn

Basic definitions and principles of reliability theory
Estimation of Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) and Mean Time to Failure (MTTF)
Understanding various types of censored data
Three phases in the product life: Infant mortality, useful life, and wear out
An overview of reliability tests such as ALT, HALT, HASS, ESS and Burn-in
Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs) and three types of redundancies to improve the system’s reliability.
Calculate the Reliability in the constant failure zone using limited mathematical complexities

Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering




Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering training introduces the fundamentals of reliability theory and practice. The course will give students an overview of how to apply reliability engineering principles to design systems and processes.Reliability is the ability of a system or component to perform its intended function under specified conditions for an extended period without failure. A reliable product has a high probability of performing as expected over time. The reliability of a product is directly related to the quality of the product. For that reason, reliability is also called “quality over time.”This course is designed as the first step for students of reliability engineering and persons taking the CRE exam. This course assumes that you do not have any prior knowledge of reliability engineering. This training will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the basics of reliability engineering and its application to systems development.The course consists of video lectures, readings, and quizzes that help build upon each other so that by the end of the course, you have gained a firm grasp of the topics covered.Topics Covered:Section 1. Basic Definitions: We will start this course by understanding the definitions of Quality and Reliability. In this you will also understand why things fail and what are the consequences of failures.Section 2. Basic Measurements: In this section, you will understand the basic reliability measurements such as the Mean Time to Failure (MTTR) for nonrepairable products and the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for repairable products. In addition, you will learn to calculate the availability and the Mean Time to Repair (MTTR).Section 3. Censored Data: In real life, the reliability data is not complete. In this section, you will understand various types of censored data and how to deal with them.Section 4. Failure Patterns: In this section, you will learn the Bathtub Curve in Reliability Engineering. You will understand three phases in the product life: Infant mortality, useful life, and wear out. You will learn to calculate the Hazard Function.Section 5. Improving Reliability: This section will cover various Reliability tests such as ALT, HALT, HASS, ESS and Burn-in.Section 6. Reliability Block Diagram: In this section, you will learn to calculate the system reliability based on the reliability of individual components. You will also learn about three types of redundancies to improve the system’s reliability.Section 7. Exponential Distribution: Even though the intent of this course was to teach Reliability without using complex mathematical and statistical formulas. In this section, you will learn to calculate the Reliability in the constant failure zone using the limited mathematical complexities.


Section 1: 1 Definitions

Lecture 1 Course Introduction

Lecture 2 1a Definition of Quality and Reliability

Lecture 3 1b Difference between Quality and Reliability

Lecture 4 1c Why do Things Fail?

Lecture 5 1d Consequences of Failures

Section 2: 2 Basic Measurements of Reliability

Lecture 6 2a Repairable and Nonrepairable

Lecture 7 2b Mean Time to Failure (MTTF)

Lecture 8 2c Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

Lecture 9 2d MTTR and Availability

Section 3: 3 Censored Data

Lecture 10 3a Types of Censored Data

Lecture 11 3b Types 1 and 2 Censored Data

Lecture 12 3c MTTF for Censored Data

Lecture 13 3d Minitab MTTF for Censored Data

Section 4: 4 Failure Patterns

Lecture 14 4a Three Failure Patterns

Lecture 15 4b The Bathtub Curve

Lecture 16 4c Hazard Function

Lecture 17 4d The Bathtub Curve Revisited

Section 5: 5 Improving Reliability

Lecture 18 5a Reliability Tests

Lecture 19 5b Accelerated Life Testing (ALT)

Lecture 20 5c Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)

Lecture 21 5d Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS)

Lecture 22 5e Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) and Burn-in

Section 6: 6 Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD)

Lecture 23 6a RBD Introduction

Lecture 24 6b Serial and Parallel Connections

Lecture 25 6c System Reliability – Two Examples

Lecture 26 6d Redundancy

Section 7: 7 Exponential Distribution

Lecture 27 A High Level Overview of Weibull Distribution

Lecture 28 Exponential Distribution – A High Level Overview

Lecture 29 Why Exponential Distribution for Constant Failure?

Lecture 30 7d Examples of Exponential Distribution – Part 1

Lecture 31 7e Course Conclusion + An Example of Exponential Distribution – Part 2

Section 8: 8 Resources

Lecture 32 Download Course Slides

Section 9: 9. BONUS


Reliability Engineers,Quality Managers,Quality Engineers,Design Engineers,Manufacturing Engineers,Industrial Engineers,People apperaing in the CRE or other reliability exams

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 2h 40m | 1.21 GB
Created by: Sandeep Kumar, ­ Quality Gurus Inc.

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