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MEC4427

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jing 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)

Contact hours

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

Prerequisites