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Reliability analysis RIS510

Basic concepts and techniques in reliability analysis are introduced.

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Safety, Economics and Planning

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After ended course the student will have knowledge about basic methods and the theory behind commonly used techniques in reliability analysis.

Skills: Be able to develop relevant expressions and apply basic theory; concepts, Methods/techniques and models in reliability analysis. 

General competence: Basic understanding of reliability theory and applications

Basic concepts and techniques in reliability analysis are introduced. Themes covered in the course are among others: The probability theoretical foundation for risk and reliability analyses. Calculation of system reliability for binary and multi-state systems. Optimization of reliability and maintenance strategies. Statistical analysis of reliability data for both repairable and non-repairable systems. Introduction to Bayesian methods for analysis of reliability data.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended prerequisites
STA500 Probability and Statistics 2, STA510 Statistical modeling and simulation
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours A - F Valid calculator

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Jon Tømmerås Selvik
Head of Department: Tore Markeset
Method of work
Lectures, 2 hrs per week. Lectures in English
Open for
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology Computer Science - Master's Degree Programme Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year Robot Technology and Signal Processing - Master's Degree Programme Engineering Structures and Materials - Master's Degree Programme Industrial Asset Management - Master's Degree Programme Marine- and Offshore Technology - Master's Degree Programme Petroleum Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme Technical Societal Safety - Master's Degree Programme Risk Management - Master's Degree Programme (Master i teknologi/siviling.)
Course assessment
Usually takes place through forms and/ or interviews/ discussions in accordance with current guidelines
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Reliability Analysis (MOS190) 10
The syllabus can be found in Leganto