Engineering Failures

Spring 2007

 

Date

Day/Format

Topic

Assignment

Comments

5 MAR 07

M / lec

Course Introduction

 

Definition of Failure Terms

Review Information about 2005 US Grand Prix

 

Read Princeton and Sultana cases

Find out where people will be working so course can be adjusted for those careers

6 MAR 07

T / lec

Discuss cases:

  • Princeton
  • Sultana

 

Review of 2005 US Grand Prix

DC-10 Readings

 

7 MAR 07

W / lab

2005 US Grand Prix: Kevin Forbes 10am

 

Trip to Indianapolis Motorspeedway
(RHIT vans are reserved)

8 MAR 07

R / lec

Discuss Cases:

  • US Grand Prix
  • DC-10
  • JPL

 

 

12 MAR 07

M / lec

FMEA: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

 

In-class exercise:

  • Elbow example

 

Read following case materials:

  • Therac-25
  • MN Police cruiser case
  • Audi material

 

13 MAR 07

T / lec

Discuss cases:

  • Therac-25
  • MN Police cruiser

 

 

Assign and start FMEA exercise

Create FMEA (due 20 MAR 07)

 

14 MAR 07

W / lab

 

 

 

15 MAR 07

R / lec

Trouble shooting

 

 

19 MAR 07

M / lec

Organizing and Running a Failure Analysis

Read Sioux City case Schlager p.43

 

20 MAR 07

T / lec

NOVA Flight 111

Answer questions posed with respect to the investigation of the two accidents (due 26 MAR 07)

 

21 MAR 07

W / lab

GE Aviation

 

Trip to GE Aviation

22 MAR 07

R / lec

Panamanian Flight

Read Tenerife material

 

26 MAR 07

M / lec

Timeline Analysis: do Tenerife example

 

 

27 MAR 07

T / lec

Design Reviews

 

Introduce Design Review exercise

 

 

28 MAR 07

W / lab

Design review with Rob

Write a memo deciding go/no-go and why (due Mon 29 MAR 07)

At RHV

29 MAR 07

R / lec

Discuss RHV Design Review

 

Intro to Mechanical Failure Modes

Read Wulpi sections (in Library)

 

Read case material:

  • Heart valve

 

2 APR 07

M / lec

Brittle

Ductile Failures

 

 

3 APR 07

T / lec

Fatigue Failures

Wear Failures

Deflection Failures

Prep for Trip

Assign student presentations (due 1MAY07 7MAY07)

 

 

4 APR 07

W / lab

Dr. Terry Trammel 9:00

 

Trip to Indy

5 APR 07

R / lec

Intro to Codes and Standards

 

 

Spring break

 

 

 

 

16 APR 07

M / lec

UL

UL exercise

 

17 APR 07

T / lec

Medical Device Approval Process

 

 

18 APR 07

W / lab

UL

Vol. Standards readings

  • New Yorker Article

 

19 APR 07

R / lec

Voluntary Standards

Read Dorner chapters 1- 3

 

23 APR 07

M / lec

Theories of Failure: Dorner 1

Read Dorner chapters 4 6

 

24 APR 07

T / lec

Theories of Failure: Dorner 2

Read cases:

  • Bhopal
  • Chernobyl
  • Shuttles

 

25 APR 07

W / lab

 

 

 

26 APR 07

R / lec

Theories of Failure: Evan & Manion

 

 

30 APR 07

M / lec

Theories of Failure:

  • Perrow
  • Peter Principle

 

 

1 MAY 07

T / lec

Student Presentations

 

 

2 MAY 07

W / lab

 

 

 

3 MAY 07

R / lec

Student Presentations

 

 

7 MAY 07

M / lec

Student Presentations

Read Case Materials:

  • Pinto
  • Tylenol

 

8 MAY 07

T / lec

Product liability

 

 

9 MAY 07

W / lab

Baker & Daniels: Joe Tanner 10am

 

Indy trip

10 MAY 07

R / lec

Organizational Response to Crises

Write emergency response plans for various problems (due 17MAY07)

 

14 MAY 07

M / lec

Failure to consider IP

 

 

15 MAY 07

T / lec

Failure to limit cost

 

 

16 MAY 07

W / lab

VC Presentation

 

 

17 MAY 07

R / lec

Evals and Contingency