Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Modeling – Part I

Course Description

Quanterion’s Reliability, Availability Maintainability (RAM) Modeling training is separated into two different courses. Part 1 is a three-day course that addresses the mathematics of the fundamental modeling approaches, while Part 2 is a two-day course that takes a more in-depth look at the application of specific modeling techniques and how they can be used to estimate and improve a system’s availability.

The first three-day course covers the basics of RAM Modeling tools and techniques used in the analysis of complex systems. The course is ideal for persons with responsibilities in the reliability and maintainability area, as well as managers who are interested in modeling system interdependencies for the purpose of life-cycle management.

Who Should Take the Course

Design engineers, reliability specialists, and product/ program managers will benefit from the course. A familiarity of basic calculus and statistics may be helpful but is not necessary.

What the Student Will Learn

The student will gain a basic understanding of various modeling techniques for use with maintainable and non-maintainable systems. The focus will be on modeling tool selection and on the pros and cons of the most commonly used tools. Practical application will be emphasized over mathematical derivations.

Included Materials

Attendees will receive a copy of the publication “Reliability Modeling – The RIAC Guide to Reliability Prediction, Assessment and Estimation”, a $100 value.

Presenter(s) Biography

RichWisniewskiMr. Wisniewski is a Senior Reliability Engineer at Quanterion Solutions and has more than 30 years’ experience in applying reliability, maintainability and safety engineering design, analysis, testing and screening methods and failure analysis and field support techniques on a variety of commercial products and military equipment/systems. Programs include radar, microwave/RF sensor systems, flight controls, mission computers, fixed and rotary winged full authority digital engine controls, regenerative liquid propellant guns, lightweight howitzers, and commercial and military hybrid electric vehicle drive train components. At Quanterion, he leads efforts to support government and industry customers in designing reliability/quality into products and systems, solve product reliability problems and identify corrective actions using techniques such as electrical stress analyses, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, standard statistical analysis, and the collection, analysis and modeling of failure data.

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