638-0902/05 – Reliability and Technical Diagnostics Theory (TSaTD)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Automation and Computing in IndustryCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří David, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří David, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGF, FMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
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Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The students will be able to pursue data interpretation about dependability and production device maintenance. On the data analysis basis then can be made dependability model and can be propose complex system solution of decision making when maintenance controlling by modern dependability methods. Students will be competent to take part in the design, implementation and operation of technology to increase reliability and quality of production using traditional and heuristic techniques.

Teaching methods

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Subject Theory of reliability and technical diagnostics is oriented on advanced methods of research of non-renovated and refurbished technical objects. The determination of indicators and parameters of the reliability models is performed both by traditional methods and by non-traditional methods using artificial intelligence methods. Methods of increasing reliability, problems of remedial maintenance, preventive maintenance and optimization methods are discussed. Attention is paid to the introduction of comprehensive productive maintenance. Further, questions of common diagnostic methods, as well as non-traditional methods, as well as the use of artificial intelligence elements during its implementation are discussed.

Compulsory literature:

YANG, G. Life Cycle Reliability Engineering. New Jersey: Wiley, 2007. ISBN: 978-0471715290. NAHMAN J. M. Dependability of Engineering Systems: Modeling and Evaluation. Springer, 2010. EBELING C. E. An Introduction to Dependability and Maintainability Engineering. Waveland Press, 2010.

Recommended literature:

JIANG, R. Introduction to Quality and Reliability Engineering. Verlag Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, 2015. ISBN: 978-3-662-47214-9. CAMPBELL, L. a Ch. MAJORS. Database Reliability Engineering: Designing and Operating Resilient Database Systems. Sebastopol : O'Reilly Media; 2017. ISBN: 978-1491925942. TOBIAS, P. A. a D. TRINDADE. Applied Reliability. Boca Raton: Chapman and Hall/CRC; 2011. ISBN: 978-1584884668. MODARRES, M., M. P. KAMINSKIY a V. KRIVTSOV. Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis: A Practical Guide. Boca Raton: CRC Press; 2016. ISBN: 978-1498745871.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Elaboration of seminar work on a given topic.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Operational dependability of technical objects problems. 2. Characteristics and indicators of dependability of technical objects. 3. Technical objects dependability innovative ways evaluation, system approach to increase dependability. 4. Systems for evidence of operational parameters, failure classification. 5. Usage of continuous random quantities for dependability indicators determination. 6. Two parameters Weibull probability distribution. 7. Analysis and evaluation of experimental data about dependability of technical statements. 8. Analysis of dependability with help of tree diagrams. 9. Markov dependability models. 10. Early warning systems. 11. Technical diagnostic methods of industrial objects. 12. Maintenance and repairs technology of industrial objects. 13. Economy, organization and planning of operational dependability objects. 14. Artificial intelligence methods in dependability and maintenance area.

Conditions for subject completion

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (P0413D270001) Management of Industrial Systems P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0413D270001) Management of Industrial Systems K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P0413D270001) Management of Industrial Systems P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P0413D270001) Management of Industrial Systems K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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