MR8402 - Reliability-Based Design and Operation of Marine Machinery


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100

Course content

An introduction to reliability-based design and operation of mechanical systems in marine and offshore applications.
The following topics are covered:
- Dynamic load and response analysis of mechanical systems under variable loads
- Dynamic modelling of mechanical systems
- Stochastic analysis of load effects in rotating machinery
- Using structural reliability in machine design
- Design of mechanical components based on first principle
- Using reliability-based approach in operational phase for inspection planning and maintenance
- Using stochastic approach in fault detection of mechanical systems
- Introduction on digital twin and model-based monitoring methods

Learning outcome

After completing this course the students should be able to:
- Establish a dynamic model of a mechanical system
- Employ stochastic methods to analysis load and load effects in mechanical systems in marine and offshore applications, especially rotating machinery
- Familiar with reliability analysis methods
- Use structural reliability methods to design mechanical components
- Use stochastic approach for fault detection in mechanical systems
- Employ model-based and digital twin methods in condition monitoring and fault detection

Learning methods and activities

Mandatory exercises and a small project work. Minimum three students must register if the course is to be taught. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.
If there is a re-sit exam, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Periodical articles/lecture notes

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIN2555 10.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 5
No.of specialization hours: 9

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Marine Technology



Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 2020-12-01
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 2021-06-09 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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