EMGT 472 - Reliability Engineering

A course that introduces probabilistic models and statistical methods used in the analysis of reliability problems. Topics include: a general review of necessary topics from probability and statistics, the definition of reliability in an engineering setting, reliability’s history and development, case studies that identify reliability as an essential field of study in today’s world, exploration of the common distributions used to model failure and survival times, as well as hazard rates, the determination of lifetime characteristics of a product using graphical and quantitative methods, estimation of parameters for lifetime models, examination of the types of data, censored and uncensored, commonly found in reliability studies, the practice of fitting appropriate models to data, assessing the fit and adequacy of a model with parameter estimates to reliability data, and the use of Minitab to aid in the investigation of parameter estimation and model adequacy for reliability data.

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