Reliability Engineering


The research field reliability engineering deals with the reliability of components and systems as well as methods for reliability analysis and reliability assurance. This is also connected to the development of a reliability database. Methods of design of experiments and the statistical analysis of failure data and durability tests are examined and advanced. Other topics include realistic modeling of complex technical systems and the simulation of reliability and availability in early development phases. Calculations of system durability as well as the identification of load spectrums are carried out. One field of activity is the implementation of FMEAs and the compilation of the documentation accompanying development.

The now third revised and extended edition of the book “Reliability in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, Determination of Component and System Reliability” by Professor Bernd Bertsche has been published in 2008. The main focus of the book is the comprehensive description of the relevant theories and methods as well as the reliability analysis of entire systems. More information can be found in the publications of the institute’s department of Reliability Engineering.


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The Reliability Engineering Academy offers professional training in the area of reliability, design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma as well as thematic seminars in cooperation with the Institute for Machine Components and JHP – a consulting firm for product reliability.  More ...