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Courses - Fall 2019
ENRE
Reliability Engineering Department Site
ENRE489
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Reliability Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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ENRE600
Fundamentals of Failure Mechanisms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Cross-listed with ENMA626.
Credit only granted for: ENMA626, ENMA698M, ENMA698R, or ENRE600.
Advanced failure mechanisms in reliability engineering wiil be taught from a basic materials and defects point of view. The methods of predicting the physics of failure of devices, materials, components and systems are reviewed. The main emphasis will be given to basic degradation mechanisms through understanding the physics, chemistry, and mechanics of such mechanisms. Mechanical failures are introduced through understanding fatigue, creep and yielding in materials, devices and components. The principles of cumulative damage and mechanical yielding theory are taught. The concepts of reliability growth, accelerated life testing, environmental testing are introduced. Physical, chemical and thermal related failures are introduced through a basic understanding of degradation mechanisms such as diffusion, electromigration, defects and defect migration. The failure mechanisms in basic material types will be taught. Failure mechanisms observed in real electronic devices and electronic packaging will also be presented. Problems related to manufacturing, and microelectronics will be analyzed. Mechanical failures are emphasized from the point of view of complex fatigue theory.
Those sections that begin with a letter are taught via ITV and are not intended for College Park campus students.
ENRE602
Principles of Reliability Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with ENNU652.
Credit only granted for: ENRE602 or ENNU652.
Principal methods of reliability analysis, including fault tree and reliability block diagrams; Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA); event tree construction and evaluation; reliability data collection and analysis; methods of modeling systems for reliability analysis. Focus on problems related to process industries, fossil-fueled power plant availability, and other systems of concern to engineers.
Those sections that begin with a letter are taught via ITV and are not i ntended for College Park campus students.
ENRE641
Probabilistic Physics of Failure and Accelerated Testing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENRE641 or ENRE650.
Formerly: ENRE650.
Models for life testing at constant stress. Graphical and analytical methods. Test plans for accelerated testing. Competing failure modes and size effects. Models and data analyses for step and time varying stresses. Optimizing of test plans.
ENRE648
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Reliability Engineering
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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ENRE648J
Special Problems in Reliability Engineering; Prognostics and Health Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENRE670
Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENRE602.
Why study risk, sources of risk, overview of Risk Assessment and Risk Management, relation to System Safety and Reliability Engineering; measures, representation, communication, and perception of risk; overview of use of risk assessment results in decision making; overview of Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) process; detailed converge of PRA methods including (1) methods for risk scenario development such as identification of initiators, event sequence diagrams, event trees, causal modeling (fault trees, influence diagrams, and hybrid methods), and simulation approaches; (2) methods of risk scenario likelihood assessment, including quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as uncertainty modeling and analysis. Also covers methods for risk modeling of system hardware behavior, physical phenomena, human behavior, software behavior, organizational environment, and external physical environment. Additional core topics include risk model integration and quantification (Boolean-based, binary decsion diagram, Bayesian belief networks, and hybrid methods), simulation-based Dynamic PRA methods (discrete and continuous) and several examples of large scale PRAs for space missions, nuclear power, aviation and medical systems.
ENRE684
Information Security
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Jointly offered with ENME442.
Credit only granted for: ENME442, ENRE648 J, or ENRE684.
Formerly: ENRE648J.
This course is divided into three major components: overview, detailed concepts and implementation techniques. The topics to be covered are: general security concerns and concepts from both a technical and management point of view, principles of security, architectures, access control and multi-level security, trojan horses, covert channels, trap doors, hardware security mechanism, security models, security kernels, formal specifications and verification, networks and distribution systems and risk analysis.
ENRE689E
Special Topics in Engineering Materials; Operations Research Models in Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Jointly offered with ENME741. Credit only granted for: ENME738, ENME741, ENRE808E, ENCE603. Formerly: ENME738.
ENRE799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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ENRE898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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ENRE899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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