t.BA.VS.RAMS.09HS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) 
Module: Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety
This information was generated on: 27 October 2021
No.
t.BA.VS.RAMS.09HS
Title
Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety
Organised by
T IAMP
Credits
4

Description

Version: 7.0 start 01 August 2020
 

Short description

Students learn the importance of RAMS for developing safety-relevant and reliable systems for safe operation of mobility systems. The course imparts theoretical and practical knowledge on safe systems in the field of operations, system development, quality management and safety management.

Module coordinator

Reif Monika (reif)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
You are able to explain the terms Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and the connections. F K2
You understand the risk-based assessment of safety. You are familiar with the two elements that are taken into account when determining the risk. F K2
They know and understand the areas of conflict between safety and availability as well as between RAMS requirements and economic efficiency. F K2
They know the legal framework, the most important RAMS standards, their field of application and principles. F K1
You are able to carry out a hazard and risk analysis and to derive and specify appropriate safety requirements from it. F,M K3
You understand how RAMS requirements can be implemented in the design and implementation of technical systems. F K2
You know the process, the most important methods and the contents of a safety case. F K1
You know the most important elements as well as the theoretical and practical methods for demonstrating reliability and availability. F K1
You are able to apply selected methods of RAMS analysis with the appropriate tools. F K3

Module contents

The following topics are covered in detail:
  • Terms reliability, availability, maintainability and safety. Differentiation from security
  • The most important RAMS standards: EN50126, 50128, 50129, ISO26262
  • V-model, life cycle
  • System definition, scope and boundary definition.
  • Legal framework in Switzerland (EBV, BAV, AB-EBV) and Europe (EU directives, ERA, CSM)
  • Hazard analysis and risk assessment, tolerable hazard rate and frequency.
  • Risk acceptance criteria (MEM, GAME, ALARP), methods for determining the criteria, risk matrix
  • Systematic and random errors and failures, derivation of specifications
  • Important design principles for meeting RAMS requirements: redundancies, fault detection, safe state, fail-safe principles
  • Verification and validation
  • Methods and tools for failure analysis: FMEA, FMECA, qualitative and quantitative fault tree analyses, reliability block diagrams
  • Operation, maintenance, monitoring, evaluation of field data, technical changes, cost reduction, obtaining validity of the certificate
  • RAMS plan, roles, activities, quantitative and qualitative requirements

Teaching materials

Script, presentations

Supplementary literature

 

Prerequisites

 

Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 3a
  For more details please click on this link: T_CL_Modulauspraegungen_SM2025

Exams

Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester Lab reports written   graded 40%
End-of-semester exam Exam written 90 min. graded 60%

Remarks

 

Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.

Note

Course: Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety - Vorlesung
No.
t.BA.VS.RAMS.09HS.V
Title
Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety - Vorlesung

Note

  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.
Course: Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety - Vorlesung
No.
t.BA.VS.RAMS.09HS.P
Title
Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety - Vorlesung

Note

  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.