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MEC4427

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)J Fu

Synopsis

Topics include maintenance planning and scheduling, organisation of maintenance resources, quantitative techniques in maintenance management. Queue theory; network planning and Monte Carlo simulation are introduced. Preventive and condition-based maintenance, failure analysis, reliability engineering, computerised maintenance management and appraising maintenance performance are examined and industry-based case studies are presented. The T* integral limitation and growth rules as well as variable amplitude loading and the alternating finite element method are covered. Damage tolerant design principles complete the unit.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours): 60%
Assignments and laboratory work: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Mark Thompson

Contact hours

33 lecture hours, 10 practice class hours and 12 laboratory hours

Prerequisites

MEC3455