75475 - Reliability Quality Control and Process and Product Certification T

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

The course intends to discuss the fundamental principles of what is quality culture and how  maintaining it.

Total quality management (TQM) is a management approach to long-term success through customer satisfaction. 

The course will teach how to use a combination of strategy, data and tecniques to improve quality.

Course contents


A prior knowledge and understanding of basics of linear algebra, mathematical analisys and physics are required to attend this course with profit.Fluent spoken and written Italian is a necessary pre-requisite: all lectures and tutorials will be given in Italian. References to international editions of textbooks in English are also provided.

As to the contents:

1 General concepts

- Historical notes.

2 Reliability

Concept of probability, Statistics,


-Reliability, Availability,MTTF,MTBF,MTTR,

-Hazard function,

-Mission function,

- Degradation models reliability,

2 Reliability analysis tecniques

-FMEA FMECA FTA, RBD, Markov chain

- Life tests

- Weibull exponential distribution

-Military Handbook (HDBK-217)

3 Techniques to increase Reliability




4 Complex system analysis

-Inspection method

-Event method

-Minimal cut method

5 Comformity

-Measurement conformity

-statistical process control

-sampling plans

-Quality control charts

6 Certification


-quality marking

-CE marking

-International Standard ISO 9001

-Risk management and risk assesment



Elementi di Affidabilita'  - Zanini

Controllo statistico della Qualita'  - Montgomery

Lecture notes available online are reserved for enrolled students (Platform used is IOL http://IOL.unibo.it).

Lecture notes represent the foundamental material for the final examination.

Teaching methods

Lectures aimed at throughout treatment of the course contents.Exercises aimed at deepening and applying the theoretical topics

Assessment methods

Achievements will be assessed through a written test (1 hour test) made up of 3 open questions. 

The purpose of the exams is to ascertain the comprehension of expected knowledge and expertise. No books, notes, or media tools are allowed.

To obtain a positive evaluation, students are required to demonstrate a knowledge of the key concepts of the subject, some ability for critical application, and a comprehensible use of technical language.

The grades range from 18 to 30, depending on the students' competence level and preparation.

The results will be available online the Almaesami Platform



Teaching tools

Lectures aimed at throughout treatment of the course contents.Exercises aimed at deepening and applying the theoretical topics.

All teaching material and notes will be available online.

Office hours

See the website of Paola Rinaldi