Quality Assurance and Maintenance

123rf/Jörg Schiemann

Learning Outcomes

After the successful completion of this course, the students will

  • be able to describe and apply essential methods of statistical quality control in product development, procurement, and manufacturing,
  • be in a position to model and analyze aging and wearing of components and systems,
  • be familiar with basic strategies of preventive and condition-based systems maintenance.

Contents

Chapter 1: Basic concepts of quality assurance and maintenance
1.1 Quality and quality assurance
1.2 Reliability and maintenance
1.3 Statistical basics

Chapter 2: Statistical process control
2.1 Methods of statistical process control
2.2 Process control charts for inspection by variables
2.3 Process control charts for inspection by attributes
2.4 Process capability analysis

Chapter 3: Acceptance sampling
3.1 Operating characteristics
3.2 Simple sampling plans
3.3 Multiple and sequential sampling plans
3.4 Continuous sampling plans
3.5 Sampling plans for inspection by variables

Chapter 4: Reliability of systems
4.1 Basic concepts
4.2 Series-parallel systems
4.3 k-out-of-n systems
4.4 Monotone binary systems
4.5 Lifetime distributions
4.6 Availability of systems

Chapter 5: Maintenance of systems
5.1 Basic concepts
5.2 Renewal strategies under sudden failures
5.3 Maintenance strategies under sudden failures
5.4 Inspection strategies under sudden failures
5.5 Renewal strategies under drift failures

Literature

  • Barlow RE, Proschan, F (1996) Mathematical Theory of Reliability. SIAM, Philadelphia
  • Beichelt F (1993) Zuverlässigkeits- und Instandhaltungstheorie. Teubner, Stuttgart
  • Beichelt F, Franken P (1984) Zuverlässigkeit und Instandhaltung. Hanser, München
  • Beichelt F, Tittmann P (2012) Reliability and Maintenance: Networks and Systems. CRC Press, Boca Raton
  • Gertsbakh I (2005) Reliability Theory. Springer, Berlin
  • Mittag H-J (1993) Qualitätsregelkarten. Hanser, München
  • Rinne H, Mittag H-J (1995) Statistische Methoden der Qualitätssicherung. Hanser, München
  • Rinne H, Mittag H-J (1999) Prozessfähigkeitsmessung für die industrielle Praxis. Fachbuchverlag Leipzig, Leipzig
  • Uhlmann W (1982) Statistische Qualitätskontrolle. Teubner, Stuttgart
 

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