Metal­lic Ma­ter­i­als: Sys­tems Re­li­ab­il­ity in Mech­an­ical En­gin­eer­ing


  • Dr.-Ing. Timo Möller

Learn­ing Ob­ject­ives

  • Knowledge: Students are given an insight into the reliability assessment of technical systems and products. Starting with the system analysis (availability, failure mechanisms), the implementation (essentially based on standards and guidelines) of strengths and weaknesses analyses on systems is discussed and a catalog of measures for improving availability (plausibility and hypothesis tests) is derived. The students will learn the relevant elementary processes which result in a system analysis and system reliability assessment with a decided accuracy of statement. One of the elementary events is the material consideration and here especially the material testing on components or system level.
  • Skills: The students will be able to perform sophisticated availability and reliability analyses. They will also gain the knowledge to assess and state the results with regard to the quality of the information (confidence interval). Thus, they will be able  to assess and represent business management and technological validity more effectively.


  • Creating a system reliability analysis using fault tree or failure mode effect analysis; Boolean model vs. Markov chains
  • Test procedures (especially test acceleration) and areas of application - HALT, HASS, Success Run
  • Physics of Failure
  • Differentiation between reliability and safety, risk acceptance


  • Block
    • Information event: April 23, 2022

In­form­a­tion and doc­u­ment­a­tion

  • All information and documents will be published this semester via Moodle ( Students who have registered in HIS by April 3, 2022 will receive the registration key for this course by mail on April 4, 2022.

This course is held in Ger­man.