The Mechanical Design Reliability Course is a practical application of fundamental mechanical engineering to system and component reliability. Designed for the practitioner, this course covers the theories of mechanical reliability and demonstrates the supporting mathematical theory. For the beginner, the essential tools of reliability analysis are presented and demonstrated. These applications are further solidified by in-class exercises and open discussion.
The objective of this extensive application of reliability principles is to leave the participants prepared to address reliability related to mechanical equipment and to provide competency in the predominant tools of mechanical system reliability analysis. Course handouts include a student handbook and a System Reliability Toolkit-V
Provided by: Defense System Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) operated by SURVICE Engineering
Instructor: Ned Criscimagna
The instructor for this course is Mr. Ned Criscimagna, a former U.S. Air Force officer with 20 years of active duty service, serving as an aircraft maintenance officer, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a reliability engineer, and in program management for the B-1A program. He has more than 45 years of practical experience in the R&M world. He has provided reliability support to the Tomahawk Block IV missile development program and audited the R&M programs for the F-15, F-16, and B-1B aircraft; AMRAAM air-to-air missile; Global Positioning Satellite user equipment; Joint Tactical Information Distribution System; Advanced Tactical Fighter; and Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared System for Night system. He has presented the MDRC to the U. S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Marine Corps, and many aerospace and commercial product companies. He has supported the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), the Tomahawk program, all three military services and the U.S. Marine Corps,and the Department of Defense Acquisition and Technology Office. He has been instrumental in developing R&M courses for the DAU.