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Course module: 201300038
Failure Mechanisms & Life Prediction
Course infoSchedule
Course module201300038
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact M.B. de Rooij
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dr. D. Di Maio
Lecturer P.M. Lugt
Lecturer A.A. Meghoe
dr. J.A. Osara, PhD
Contactperson for the course M.B. de Rooij
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
  • Insight in basic principles of failure and its relevance for design and maintenance processes
  • To be able to describe and understand de most common failure mechanisms and associated loads
  • To be able to calculate the time to failure of components, structures and systems under certain load conditions
  • To be able to apply this knowledge to develop preventive maintenance strategies, perform failure analyses and during design processes
This course is about why, how and when failures occur. In this course the physical mechanisms leading to failure of components or systems will be treated and applied. In the first part of the course, the principles of mechanisms like fatigue, wear and lubrication, corrosion and electrical failures will be explained. Moreover, quantitative methods to assess the time to failure at a specific loading will be discussed. In the second part of the course, the basic knowledge will be applied to analyze failures of real components and systems, like bearings, gear sets or gas turbines. Also the development of predictive maintenance strategies will be discussed, as well as the application in design processes.
Participating study
Master Mechanical Engineering
Required materials
Tinga, T., Principles of loads and failure mechanisms. Applic. in maintenance, reliability and design, Springer, London, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4471-4917-0 (op UT als e-book te downloaden )
Recommended materials
Beek, A. van, Advanced engineering design - Lifetime performance and Reliability, Delft, 2012. ISBN 9789081040617
Lugt, P.M., Grease Lubrication in Rolling Bearings. Wiley, London, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-118-35391-2
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