The Mechanical Design Reliability Course (MDRC) 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 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).
Course cost: $0
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 in program management for the B-1A bomber program, and a reliability engineer at the Air Force Systems Command and Headquarters. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked in industry for 21 years and then as a private consultant for 12 years. He is currently employed part time by SAIC. Mr. Criscimagna has more than 46 years of practical experience in the reliability and maintainability (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; Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile; Global Positioning Satellite user equipment; Joint Tactical Information Distribution System; Advanced Tactical Fighter; and the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night system. He has presented MDRC to the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Marine Corps, and many aerospace and commercial product companies. He has supported the Tomahawk program, all three military services and the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Department of Defense Acquisition and Technology Office (DoD/AT&L). Mr. Criscimagna has been instrumental in developing R&M courses for the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and, as an employee of SAIC, is currently supporting the DAU in developing three new R&M courses under the auspices of DoD/AT&L.
The class runs from 0800 to 1600 each day.