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Risk and Reliability Engineering (Short Course)

W/C 6th January 2020, 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:

  Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 Date

6th January

7th January

8th January

9th January

10th January

 Time

         

09:10-10:00

 

Introduction to Risk and Reliability Engineering


Prof A Kolios

Discrete Probability Distributions


Dr P Amirafshari

Consequence assessment, Risk Control and DSS


Prof A Kolios

Prognostics and Health Management


Dr S Koukoura

Workshop: Wind turbine electromechanical assembly

Prof A Kolios

 

 

 

 

 

10:00-10:10

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:10-11:00

Risk Management Process

Prof A Kolios

Continuous Probability Distributions

Dr P Amirafshari

Insurance, Certification and Technology Qualification

Prof A Kolios

Predictive Maintenance

Dr S Koukoura

11:00-11:10

Break

Break

Break

Break

11:10-12:00

FMEA/FMECA, HAZOP Analysis

Prof A Kolios  

Qualitative Reliability Analysis (FTA/ETA)

Prof A Kolios

Tutorial on Stochastic Modelling Using @Risk

Prof A Kolios

Data for Operations and Maintenance


Dr S Koukoura

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Lunch Lunch Lunch

14:00-14:50

Practical Session on FMEA/HAZOP

Prof A Kolios

Reliability Block Diagrams and Systems Reliability

Prof A Kolios

Tutorial on Stochastic Modelling Using @Risk

Prof A Kolios

Reliability-centered maintenance tutorial

Prof A Kolios

14:50-15:00

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

15:00-15:50

Practical Session on FMEA/HAZOP

Prof A Kolios

Practical session on time-based systems reliability

Prof A Kolios

Tutorial on ETA Modelling Using @PrecisionTree

Prof A Kolios

Risk Based Inspection

Prof A Kolios

Course close

Prof A Kolios

15:50-16:00

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

16:00-16:50

Mathematics for Risk Studies

Dr P Amirafshari

Quantitative Reliability Analysis

Dr P Amirafshari

Reliability-centered maintenance

Prof A Kolios

Case Study - Oil&Gas Platform Explosion

Prof A Kolios  

 

Focus

Introduction and Fundamentals

Reliability Methods

Risk Control Methods

Practical and Maintenance

 Practical Implementation

 

The tutors:

Professor Athanasios Kolios

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) and is the Vice-President of the European Academy of Wind Energy. 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 Fellow Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and has chaired several sessions on the Risk and Integrity Management of Energy Assets.

 

Peyman Amirafshari is a research associate in asset integrity management (AIM) at the University of Strathclyde Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME) department. He is an expert in fatigue and fracture integrity management and structural reliability assessment. Peyman is a member of the committee that develops and maintains BS7910 (UK flaw assessment procedure). He has experience in developing bespoke Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) frameworks, structural assessment, and integrity management of offshore platforms. During his PhD research, Peyman worked within TWI Ltd’s Risk and Reliability team where he led a project, funded by Lloyds Register, to develop an RBI framework for optimising NDT inspection of newbuilding ships.


 

Sofia is an EPSRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Strathclyde. She completed her PhD at the Wind and Marine Energy Systems Centre for Doctoral Training. Her research focuses on data-driven diagnostic and prognostic techniques for wind turbines. She has developed an automated framework for condition monitoring data pre-processing, feature extraction, feature selection and failure prediction. Her methods have been validated using operational data from both onshore and offshore wind turbines, through collaboration with international industrial and academic partners. Sofia has also been involved in ROMEO H2020 project, in developing an offshore wind farm lifecycle assessment model. She’s also currently a Co-investigator in Miros KTP project which aims to build an integrated marine coordination decision support system software platform for offshore wind farms.

 

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 Lynn O'Brien at lynn.o-brien@strath.ac.uk
  • For short course enquiries, please contact Professor Athanasios Kolios at athanasios.kolios@strath.ac.uk.