PK 6022 in reliability of safety critical functions is one out of several courses in the specialization of reliability, availability, maintenance and safety.
This particular course places focus on safety-critical systems and how to ensure and verify that they are sufficiently safe and reliable. Safety-critical systems are implemented in many different ways across industry sectors, but some fundamental properties and framing conditions (like standards) will apply. The course aims for a generic focus (with respect to applications), but with specific examples taken from different industry sectors. After taking this course, the participants should be familiar with prevailing framing conditions, methods used to formulate reliability and safety requirements of new safety functions, and methods used to verify if the requirements have been met.
The course is also an arena to bring in experience and discussions with basis in participants own experience. New regulatory requirements, new types of threats, new demands for services, and new technologies all make design of safety-critical system a moving target. What was the best solution yesterday, may not be the best suited to meet challenges of tomorrow.
Target group: The topics covered are relevant for engineers in the field of automation, mechanical engineering, technical safety, and computer science who are directly or indirectly involved in design and reliability assessment of safety-critical systems that employ electrical/electronic/programmable electronic technologies.
More specific topics covered in the course are:
Published January 1, 2017