Statistical reliability engineering : failure time distributions and safety factors in mechanical design
Why and how to define failure time distributions (like Weibull)
Understand the nature of reliability factors in mechanical design.
Reliability-centred maintenance strategies to manage failures in industry 4.0
How to organize the management of maintenance to prevent or to resolve failures in industrial assets: basics of failure mode effect analysis, predictive maintenance and expected evolutions in industry 4.0
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|AFP||Atomic Force Probing|
|ASIC||Application Specific Integrated Circuit|
|CAFM||Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy|
|CMOS||Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor|
|CTE||Coefficient of Thermal Expansion|
|DIP||Dual in-line plastic package|
|DUT||Device Under Test|
|EBAC||Electron Beam Absorbed Current|
|EBIC||Electron Beam Induced Current|
|EBSC||Electron Backscatter Diffraction|
|EFI||Electrical Fault Isolation|
|FIB||Focused Ion Beam|
|LSI||Large Scale Integration|
|LVP||Low Visibility Procedure|
|OBIRCH||Optical Beam Induced Resistance Change|
|PCB||Printed Circuit Board|
|PVC||Passive Voltage Contrast|
|RCI||Resistive Contrast Imaging|
|ROI||Region of Interest|
|RST||Remaining Siclicium Thickness|
|SEM||Scanning Electron Microscopy|
|SIL||Safety Integrity Level|
|SMU||Source Measure Unit|
|SRAM||Static Random Access Memory|
|TEM||Transmission Electronic Microscopy|
|VDD||Voltage Drain Drain (positive)|
|VLSI||Very Large Scale Integration|
|VSS||Voltage Source Source (negative, ground)|
Congratulations to the students of Polytech Mons, winners of the Eurobot 2018 contest. This international competition brings together the best 35 national teams selected during national contests: Algeria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland,Taiwan, Tunisia, United Kingdom
Anyone will be happy to watch over and over again the tremendous matches during the competition available from YouTube
Quarter-final (1:39:00), CVRA (Switzerland, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Renens) (264-102)
Semi-final (2:15:00), Robotic Legends (France, Polytech Montpellier) (299-280)
Final (3:09:45 and 3:21:20), Polybot (Algeria, Ecole Polytechnique d’Alger) (274-107 and 162-115)
7 Mons’quetaires were unbeaten during the national and international series. This is the first time in twenty years that a Belgian teams win the Eurobot. Just keep in mind that more than 200 international teams are in competition !
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|ABAO||As bad as old|
|AGAN||As good as new|
|AHP||Analytical hierarchy process|
|ANP||Analytic network process|
|BOM||Bill of materials|
|BSC||Balanced score card|
|CBM||Condition based maintenance|
|CTQ||Critical to quality characteristics|
|CMMS||Computerized maintenance management system|
|CPM||Critical path method|
|DMAIC||Define, measure, analyse, improve, control|
|DPMO||Defect per million opportunities|
|EOL||End of life|
|ERP||Enterprise resource planning|
|ETA||Event tree analysis|
|EUC||Equipment under control|
|FBM||Failure based maintenance|
|FMEA||Failure mode and effect analysis|
|FTA||Fault tree analysis|
|HAZAN||Hazard and risk analysis|
|HAZOP||Hazard and operational study|
|IoT||Internet of things|
|KPI||Key performance indicator|
|LCC||Life cycle cost|
|LCP||Life cycle profit|
|LMP||Life management programme|
|LSS||Lean Six Sigma|
|MCDM||Multi criteria decision making|
|MDT||Mean down time|
|MES||Manufacturing execution system|
|MRO||Maintenance, Repair and Operations|
|MTBF||Mean time between failures|
|MUT||Mean up time|
|OEE||Overall equipment effectiveness|
|OEM||Original equipment manufacturer|
|PDCA||Plan, do, check, act|
|PDMP||Piecewise determinsitic Markov process|
|PSR||Periodic safety review|
|RAMS||Reliability, availability, maintainability, safety|
|RBIM||Risk based inspection and maintenance|
|RBM||Risk based maintenance|
|RCM||Reliability centered maintenance|
|ROI||Return on investment|
|RPN||Risk priority number|
|SIL||Safty integrity level|
|SIOPC||Supplier input process output customer|
|SIS||Safety instrumented system|
|SMED||Single minute exchange of dies|
|SSC||Structure, system and components|
|STO||Shutdowns, turnarounds, outages|
|TBM||Time based maintenance|
|TTF||Time to failure|
|TPM||Total productive maintenance|
|TPS||Toyota Production System|
|TQM||Total quality management|
|VOC||Voice of customer|
It is quite easy to meet in the Department of Machine Design and Production Engineering, rue du Joncquois!
If stakeholders (colleagues, students, industrial partners, …) must be present, please contact them before about their own availability to join the meeting.
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Here are some requirements for any written report.
- A title must be provided with the following information: subject title, your name (with co-authors, if any), current date, Lab for Machine Design and Production Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mons.
- All pages must be numbered (except the title page).
- Figures and tables should appear with a reference number and a caption. They must be referred to from the text. If your figure or table is based on another author’s, include the appropriate citation at the end of the caption.
- Bibliographical references should be provided according to a common standard. Have a look to any published book or paper to get a consistent style for your bibliography.
Besides the lecture notes of the courses available from the Moodle platform, the students in mechanical engineering could be interested to know which books would be valuable for their personal bookshelf, especially in the perspective of the mechanical design project. It is possible to find valuable information on the Internet, but nothing replaces a printed document to get a complete overview on different technological options or high quality figures.
This is a first selection that will be completed over time. Do not hesitate to recommend your own proposals.
#1. A technological engineering handbook. Mémotech “Conception et dessin” (Claude Barlier , René Bourgeois, Mémotech, Casteilla, 2011) is a must-have with more than 650 pages of technical data and accurate design rules.
#2. A bearing catalogue (write to a distributor to get a paper copy)
#3. The Design of Rolling Bearing Mountings by Schlaeffer. (Print and bind it!)
#4. A coursebook on machine design written in English. (Fundamentals of Machine Elements by Bernard Hamrock et al., Machine Design – An Integrated Approach by Robert L. Norton, Mechanical Design Engineering Handbook by Peter R.N. Childs, …)
#5. A collection of printed catalogues for belts, chains, electrical motors, sealings, … (write to distributors)
#7. A coursebook on machine design written in German
References #1, #2 and #3 are essential.
Tennessee Williams quotes “The longest distance between two places is time” but let’s keep it shorter by using the right hour to communicate!.
These clocks are available from http://www.worldtimeserver.com/
Mechanical engineering cannot be reduced to academic syllabuses: so many concepts, tricks and tips can only be learned from practitioners or on the field.
Reading of professional literature can very very helpful to get acquainted with the jargon:
I suggest some newspaper and brochures that are freely available and worth being read: