This course aims to introduce the basic principles and fundamental techniques of risk and reliability analysis. Read more Read less
Relevant concepts covered are of interest to most engineers as industry is increasingly adopting more risk-oriented approaches for optimisation of decision making process across a variety of engineering disciplines and related applications. Delegates attending this course will develop directly applicable skills through practical engagement of the most widely applied methods.
At a glance
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- DurationFive days
- LocationCranfield Campus
- Cost£1,850. The course fee includes refreshments and lunch during the day. Accommodation is not included and must be booked separately. Concessions available
Course structureThe total length of course is five days - four days of theoretical background followed by a one day practical workshop. All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.
What you will learn
On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the fundamentals of risk management and reliability engineering, and a critical awareness of their application on relevant engineering problems;
- Evaluate and select appropriate techniques for risk analysis (qualitative and quantitative), failure consequences assessment, and methods for control/mitigation through decision support systems and other relevant methods/tools;
- Develop a critical and analytical approach to the collection and stochastic modelling of data in the application of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) methods;
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the development and use of standards and asset integrity management.
- Introduction and Fundamentals of Risk and Reliability Engineering, Risk Management Process
- Mathematics for risk analysis: Basic probabilities, combined probabilities.
- Qualitative Reliability Analysis (FTA/ETA)
- Systems modelling using Reliability Block Diagrams
- Practical Session #1: Basic statistics and Systems’ Reliability
- Failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis (FMEA/FMECA)
- Hazard and operability study (HAZOP) Analysis
- Quantitative Reliability Analysis, Introduction to MCS
- Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) Analysis
- Certification of Engineering Systems
- Practical Session #2: FMEA/HAZOP, First Order Reliability Method (FORM)
- Risk Control and Decision Support Systems, Failure Consequences
- Introduction to Stochastic Modelling Using @Risk
- Insurance of Engineering Applications
- Risk Analysis of Mega-Projects
- Practical Session #3: Stochastic Modelling
- Regulations/Standards/ Hazards Assessment
- Case Study of Accident Assessment
- Asset Integrity Management
- Introduction to inspection and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
- Full day workshop: “Wind Turbine electromechanical assembly / Subsea Tie-back Manifold Reliability”.
Who should attend
This training is suitable for mechanical, process, energy engineers and professionals that want to obtain knowledge on applied aspects of risk and reliability engineering.
This short course is a module of:
- MSc in Process Systems Engineering which is accredited by the Engineering Council, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Energy Institute and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).
- MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering which is accredited by the Engineering Council and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Concessions10% discount applies if booked 8 weeks in advance. 10% discount for 3rd and subsequent delegates from the same company/site. Discounts can be combined.
Accommodation options and prices
Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.
Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.
Location and travel
Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.
London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.
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