Description of Individual Course Units
 Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit Year of Study Semester Number of ECTS Credits İST415 STATISTICAL RELIABILITY ANALYSIS Elective 4 7 5
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to make the students comprehend the definition of reliability, understand the importance of real life relaibility problems, use the statistical methods in the evaluation of reliability, be informed of reliability data analysis, evaluate reliability for different system structures or reliability models.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğrt. Üyesi Funda İŞÇİOĞLU
Learning Outcomes
 1 To be able to comprehend the real life reliability problems. 2 To discuss the concepts such as Quality, risk , etc. with regard to reliability 3 To be able to undertsand the terminology of reliability and its mathematical basis. 4 To be able to comprehend the importance of statistics in reliability analysis. 5 To be able to use statistical methods in reliability analysis. 6 To be able to associate life time distribution and the concept of reliability 7 To be able to comprehend reliability data analysis. 8 To be able to evaluate system reliability. 9 To be able to make reliability analysis for different reliability models.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction to reliability analysis, the importance of reliability, discussion of reliability with respect to some concepts such as quality, design, availability etc., the mathematical basis of reliability and reliability measure, concepts of reliability and its terminology, Life time distributions and parameter estimation, Reliability function estimation, Cencored data, System reliability models and reliability evaluation techniques, Specialized model structures such as stress-strength models, accelerated life models, mixed models, etc.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
 Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory 1 Introduction to reliability analysis, importance of reliability, its improvement, quality and reliability, concepts of availability and risk, real life problems 2 Reliability Concepts and its terminology 3 Measuring Reliability 4 Lifetime Distributions and Reliability Characteristics 5 Lifetime Distributions and Reliability Characteristics 6 Reliability Function Estimation, Probability Plotting 7 Parameter Estimation of Lifetime Distribution, Cencored Data 8 Midterm Exam 9 Modelling of System Reliability 10 Modelling of System Reliability 11 Coherent System Analysis 12 Coherent System Analysis 13 Coherent System Analysis 14 Specialized models, load-strength models, competing risks, accelerated life models, mixed models 15 Specialized models, load-strength models, competing risks, accelerated life models, mixed models 16 Final Exam
C. Ebeling, “An Introduction to Reliability and Maintainability Engineering”,2010, 2nd Edition, Waveland Press, Inc, ISBN 978-1-57766-625-7. Way Kuo and Ming, J. Zuo, “Optimal Reliability odelling:Principles and Applications”,2002, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Alessandro Birolini, “Reliability Engineering:Theory and Practice”, 2013, Seventh Edition, ISBN 978-3-642-39535-2 (e-book), Springer.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
 Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Weight Midterm Examination 1 100 SUM 100 End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Weight Final Sınavı 1 100 SUM 100 Term (or Year) Learning Activities 40 End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities 60 SUM 100
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
None