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( F U L L T I M E ) D E G R E E E N D S E M E S T E R E X A M I N A T I O N , N O V / D E C 2012
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING BRANCH
VI S E M E S T E R
IE 9353 Reliability E n g i n e e r i n g
( R E G U L A T I O N S 2008)
Time: 3 hours

M a x i m u m : 100 m a r k s
ANSWER A L L QUESTIONS

P A R T - A ( 10 x 2 = 20 M a r k s )
1.

C o m p a r e Reliability a n d Quality

2.

D e f i n e A priori probability of survival

3.

D e f i n e M T T F . H o w it differs f r o m M T B F ?

4.

G i v e any t w o m e t h o d s for testing the g o o d n e s s of fit of data to distribution.

5.

W h a t d o y o u m e a n by redundant s y s t e m ? H o w it differs from standby s y s t e m ?

6.

G i v e the i m p o r t a n c e of fault tree analysis.

7.

W h a t d o y o u m e a n by reliability c e n t e r e d m a i n t e n a n c e ?

8.

D e f i n e Availability?

9.

W h a t d o you m e a n by A L A R P ?

10. G i v e s o m e h a z a r d identification m e t h o d s .

P A R T - B M 6 x 5 = 80 m a r k s )
(i) . Explain the B a t h - T u b curve of a p r o d u c t a n d its significance in each stage.

(10)

(ii). A n e n g i n e e r estimates the reliability of s y s t e m by

RW=[( -^)
1

(-0

otherwise

D e t e r m i n e failure rate.

'

(6)

(a) .(i).Explain t h e steps involved in C h i - S q u a r e g o o d n e s s of fit test.

(8)

(ii) . G i v e classification of failure d a t a b a s e d o n data collection m e t h o d s

(8)

<Or)
(b) . T h e reliability of a turbine blade c a n be represented by R(t)= ( 1 - V t
w h e r e t is the m a x i m u m life of the b l a d e .
0

) 0 < t < t
2

<a) C o m p u t e the M T T F as a function o f

m a x i m u m life, (b) If the m a x i m u m life is 2 0 0 0 operating hours, what is the d e s i g n life for
a reliability of 0 . 9 0

13. ( a ) . F i n d o u t t h e reliability of the g i v e n s y s t e m


0.8

0.6
0.8

0.5

0.9
Figure 1
(OR)

13. (b).Explain t h e basic e l e m e n t s of a fault tree analysis with neat sketch for e a c h element.

14. (a). A n Electronic e q u i p m e n t c o n t a i n s 5 0 0 resistors. W h e n any resistor fails, it is


r e p l a c e d . T h e cost of replacing resistor individually is R s . 2 0 , if all the resistors are
r e p l a c e d at the s a m e time the cost per resistor is R s . 5 . the p e r c e n t a g e s u r v i v i n g , s(i) at
t h e e n d of m o n t h I is given in table below. W h a t is the o p t i m u m r e p l a c e m e n t p l a n ?
M o n t h (i)
S(i)

0
100

1
90

2
75

3
55

4
30

5
0

(OR)
14. (b).Write Short notes on
I.
II.

Reliability g r o w t h monitoring

(8)

Reliability allocation

(8)

15. (a) .Discuss in detail the i m p o r t a n c e of Risk M e a s u r e m e n t a n d steps involved in it.


(OR)
15. (b) .Explain the S t e p s involved in c o n d u c t i n g F M E A s t u d y in detail.