Reliability and Maintainability of Aircraft
FSI-OSD-AAcad. year: 2022/2023
The course offers a general overview on modern methods of safety and reliability assessment with special attention on an aircraft and aircraft systems. This includes reliability analyses, calculations, estimates and test methods. Emphasis is put on the main properties of dependability: reliability, availability and safety.
Offered to foreign students
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Recommended optional programme components
Villemeur,A.:: Reliability,Availability,Maintainlability and Safety Assessment, , 0
Patrick D.T..CONNOR.:: Practical Reliability Engineering, , , 0
Holub,R.:: Základy spolehlivosti technických systémů, skripta S-1586, , 0
Holub,R.:: Zkoušky spolehlivosti, skripta S-1590, , 0
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2.Terms and definitions in dependability.
3.Mathematics used in dependability. Basics of systems dependability.
4.Inherent dependability of products. Dependability (with focus on reliability) of non-repaired systems.
6.Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD).
7.Fault Tree Analysis (FTA).
8.Dependability of repaired systems. State Space Method (SSM).
9.Reliability analyses and airworthiness certification.
10.Software reliability. Introduction to the reliability of space devices.
11.Evaluation of reliability tests and operational data.
12.Evaluation of reliability tests and operational data.
13. Software tools in dependability.
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3-5.Inherent reliability calculations for complex systems.
6.Application of FMEA/FMECA.
7-8.Application of reliability block diagrams (RBD) and fault trees (FTA).
9-11.Certification analysis of a representative aircraft system.
12-13.Evaluation of reliability tests and operational data.