Maintenance engineering 420

Module code MII 420
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Introduction: Definition and objectives, statistical concepts. Mathematics of failure:
Reliability concepts, fitting distribution to failure data. Maintenance management:
Investment decisions, maintenance profit impact. Maintenance structure:  Preventive, time based, condition based, corrective, design out. Data analysis: Renewable, repairable systems, Laplace trend test, analysis methodology. Optimizing maintenance strategies: Replacement/overhaul age, inspection frequencies, capital replacement, simulation. Reliability-Centred Maintenance (RCM). Maintenance systems: Components, structure, computer methods. Tribology: Friction laws, lubrication theory, contamination control.
Maintenance Practice: Systems approach, management approach, modelling.

Module credits 16.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Department Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 2

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