Systems Reliability

Course Information
TitleΑξιοπιστία Συστημάτων / Systems Reliability
SchoolElectrical and Computer Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAlkiviadis Chatzopoulos
Course ID600019712

Programme of Study: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Registered students: 18
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
ELECTRICAL ENERGYElective Courses954

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will: 1. They are familiar with the topics and terminology of Reliability Theory. 2. They can make calculations of reliability parameters of components and systems using analytical formulas and suitable models. 3. Know the common problems of studying space systems reliability and the procedures for dealing with them 4. can do a systematic bibliographic search in scientific sources on the internet 5. can present technical topics in a structured way
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Reliability Theory: Basic Concepts, Fault Models, Fault Rate, Reliability Distributions and Functions, Average Life-time, System Structures, Combined Reliability Calculation Methods, Computation using Markov Models of discrete or continuous time and discrete states, Software Reliability, Redundancy and fault tolerance, Reliability estimation. Reliability Prediction with Primary Data Analysis, Fault Trees, FMEA. Case study: reliability of space systems (hardware / software), FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis), FMECA (Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis)
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work210.7
Student Assessment
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Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1)ΚΟΝΤΟΛΕΩΝ Ι., Αξιοπιστία & Ανεκτικότητα Βλαβών Συστημάτων, Εκδόσεις ΑΪΒΑΖΗΣ, 2008, ISBN: 978-960-549-018-8, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 1243 2)Ι.Λ. Μπακούρος, Αξιοπιστία και Συντήρηση, Εκδόσεις Σοφία, 2010, ISBN: 978-960-6706-22-6 , Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 1109
Additional bibliography for study
1. K. S. Trivedi, A. Bobbio, Reliability and Availability Engineering: Modeling, Analysis, and Applications, ISBN-10: 1107099501, Cambridge University Press; 2017 2. Elsayed E., Reliability Engineering, Addison Wesley, 1996. 3. O' Connor, P.D.T., Practical Reliability Engineering, Chichester: Wiley, 2012. 4. Sundararajan, C.R. Guide to Reliability Engineering, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991.
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