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EG 40JQ
SAFETY AND RELIABILITY ENGINEERING
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Sriramula

Pre-requisite(s): EG 3583 or EG 3584

The course includes three main topic areas. The first is the general theory of reliability, covering problem formulation and the use of methods such as FORM and Monte Carlo simulation. Applications include failure of structural and mechanical components, tolerance problems, failure by fatigue and the evaluation of safety factors for routine design.

The second topic is fire safety, including ignition, combustion and extinguishment of cellulosic and hydrocarbon fires, and the use of active and passive methods of fire protection. Applications include fires in buildings and in offshore oil and gas production.

The third main topic is an introduction to Safety Management and Human Reliability including Safety Management Systems.

3 one-hour lectures per week and a total of 9 one-hour tutorials.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and continuous assessment (10%).