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Risk and Reliability Engineering Short Course

 21st - 26th January 2019, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK


A comprehensive 5-days module that aims to introduce delegates to the fundamentals and practical applications of risk management and reliability engineering. The lead tutor has run successfully the course for the past 8 years, having trained more than 400 graduate engineers and industry delegates, through a combination of delivery methods which combine theoretical lectures, practical sessions and group workshops. The course will be valuable to engineers and practitioners working across various fields of industry aiming to introduce relevant key concepts in their day-to-day activity.

 

Intended learning outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, delegates will:

  1. Develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of risk and reliability engineering, including both qualitative (FTA/ETA/RBD) and quantitative methods (FORM/MCS) as well as widely used industry standards
  2. Build practical skills on reliability assessment of components and complex engineering systems
  3. Appreciate the different options for risk control and develop suitable decision support frameworks
  4. Apply advanced reliability concepts (such as RCM, RBI, RAM) for the effective operational management of engineering assets
  5. Integrate various methods and concepts for the reliability assessment of real life engineering problems



Timetable:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

21st January 2019

22nd January 2019

23rd January 2019

24th January 2019

25th January 2019

 

Introduction and fundamentals

Reliability methods

Risk control methods

Practical reliability

 Practical Implementation

09:10-10:00

Introduction to Risk and Reliability Engineering

Discrete Probability Distributions

Consequence assessment, Risk Control and Decision Support Systems

Basics of Maintenance and Reliability-centred Maintenance

Workshop: Wind turbine/Propulsion system
electromechanical assembly Risk/Reliability Assessment

10:00-10:10

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:10-11:00

Risk Management Process

Continuous Probability Distributions

Risk Control and Decision Support Systems (practical)

Practical session on Reliability-centred Maintenance

11:00-11:10

Break

Break

Break

Break

11:10-12:00

FMEA/FMECA, HAZOP Analysis

Qualitative Reliability Analysis (FTA/ETA)

Insurance, Certification and Technology Qualification of Engineering Systems

The RAM Analysis Toolbox

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

14:00-14:50

Practical Session on FMEA/HAZOP

Reliability Block Diagrams and Systems Reliability

Tutorial on Stochastic Modelling Using @Risk

Risk Based Inspection

14:50-15:00

Break

Break

Break

15:00-15:50

Practical session on time-based systems reliability

Safety Case Development

Course close

15:50-16:00

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

16:00-16:50

Mathematics for Risk Studies and Basic Reliability Calculations                                 

Quantitative Reliability Analysis (Monte Carlo Simulations, First Order Reliability Methods)

Tutorial on ETA Modelling Using @PrecisionTree

Case Study - Oil&Gas Platform Explosion

 



The tutors:

Professor Athanasios Kolios (Dip Eng, MSc, PhD, MBA, PGCAP, CEng MIMechE, FHEA) holds a Chair in Risk and Asset Management at the University of Strathclyde, UK. He is a qualified academic and consultant with expertise in asset integrity management. He has experience in the development and optimisation of both qualitative (ie FMECA, HAZOP) and quantitative (ie stochastic expansions, advanced statistics) methods for risk management and reliability engineering as well as integrated frameworks for the development of effective operational strategies (ie RCM). During his academic career he has participated in several projects related to the development, analysis and optimisation of energy systems through a portfolio of research council funded, industry sponsored and specialist consultancy projects. Professor Kolios is a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and has chaired several sessions on the Risk and Integrity Management of Energy Assets. 

Dr Juan Chiachío-Ruano (BcS, MSc, PhD) is a Research Associate in Risk and Reliability Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, UK. He holds a PhD in Structural Engineering by the University of Granada (Spain), an MSc in Structural Engineering, and an MSc in Civil Engineering, both by University of Granada. His research is focused on translating prognostics and reliability methods into the life-cycle analysis of structural and infrastructural systems subjected to in-service degradation using condition monitoring data. During his career he has made significant contributions to research areas including Reliability Engineering, Prognostics and Health Management, and Bayesian inverse problems. In fact, his work has attracted the interest of world-class institutions for collaborative research, like the Prognostics Centre of Excellence of NASA (USA), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech, USA), and the Hamburg University of Technology (Germany).

 

Practical information:

  • Attendance cost: The cost associated with participating in this course is £1,450+VAT and includes a printed slides pack, refreshments and lunches for the 5 days of the course and certificate of attendance.
  • Delivery place: The course will be delivered in Glasgow, at the premises of the University of Strathclyde.
  • Booking form: Bookings can be taken through this link.
  • For accommodation and other practical details please contact Mr Alexander Cahoon at alexander.cahoon@strath.ac.uk.
  • For short course enquiries, please contact Professor Athanasios Kolios at athanasios.kolios@strath.ac.uk.