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IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 RELIABILITY AND SAFETY ENGINEERING (Electronics & Control Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) Discuss the ways of gathering failure data and its Documentation in reliability measurement. (b) Discuss significance of hazard rate, probability density function and reliability function. [8+8] 2. (a) Explain network reliability is evaluated for series and parallel configurations knowing the probabilities of the components. (b) Obtain the symbolic unreliability expression for the following system whose component probability of failure is 0.2. Out of the components 4,5,6,7 at least two of the four components must function for the system to be success. as shown in figure 2 below. [9+7]

Figure 2 3. (a) Discuss critically reliability centered maintenance and how it is superior to condition monitoring maintenance. (b) Explain preventive maintenance. [8+8]

4. (a) Discuss concept of maintainability and how does it improve reliability and availability of equipment. (b) Clarify the role of Reliability and Maintainability in improving the system effectiveness. [8+8] 5. (a) Discuss concept of maintainability demonstration and how does it helps reliability of machine. (b) Develop corrective maintenance time distributions to improve maintainability. [8+8] 1 of 2

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6. (a) Discuss scope of life testing and its need for any new product. (b) Discuss the role of component reliability in design considerations for maintainability. [8+8] 7. (a) Out line the working of automatic test equipment. (b) What do you understand by human reliability? Discuss the three main factors of human failure rates in a particular operation. [6+10] 8. (a) What are the general safety rules to be observed in an industry? (b) Define and explain product liability. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [8+8]

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IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 RELIABILITY AND SAFETY ENGINEERING (Electronics & Control Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) Express reliability in terms of hazard rate and failure density. (b) What are the differences between MTBF and MTBM? MTBM and MTBR. [8+8] 2. (a) Derive the relation between the reliability function R(t) and the mean time to failure (MTTF) of any component. (b) Estimate the reliability of the system represented by the network shown in figure 2 below, given RA=0.9,RB=0.8,RD= 0.8,RE=0.9. [10+6]

Figure 2 3. (a) Discuss critically reliability centered maintenance and how it is superior to condition monitoring maintenance. (b) Explain preventive maintenance. [8+8]

4. (a) Outline maintainability program elements with an example of maintainability tasks. (b) Write notes on Total Productive Maintenance. [8+8]

5. (a) Discuss concept of maintainability demonstration and how does it helps reliability of machine. (b) Develop corrective maintenance time distributions to improve maintainability. [8+8] 6. (a) Define component reliability. Explain how component reliability can be imporved. 1 of 2

Code No: RR411304 (b) Write notes on MIL Standards.

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7. (a) Explain What you understand by Human Reliability. Discuss the main factors of human failure rates in a particular operation. (b) Explain how Human Reliability rate is helpful in diagnosing human performances. [10+6] 8. (a) What are the general safety rules to be observed in an industry? (b) Define and explain product liability. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [8+8]

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IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 RELIABILITY AND SAFETY ENGINEERING (Electronics & Control Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) Show that under certain conditions a Binomial distribution can be approximated by a poison distribution. (b) A sample of 50 items is picked up from a lot with 1 % defectives. The lot will be accepted if the number of defectives in the sample is not more than 2. What is the probability of acceptance of the lot. [9+7] 2. (a) Discuss hazard model and its role in determination of system reliability. (b) With the help of sketch discuss critically bath tub distribution and significance of each range in practice. [8+8] 3. (a) Explain the various types of maintenance techniques adopted to improve the reliability of a system. (b) Determine the MTTF for a repairable component item under preventive maintenance when the failure distribution is uniform. [8+8] 4. (a) Write a short notes on the design considerations of maintainability. (b) Deduce the relation ship between reliability, maintainability and availability. [8+8] 5. (a) Discuss concept of maintainability demonstration and how does it helps reliability of machine. (b) Develop corrective maintenance time distributions to improve maintainability. [8+8] 6. (a) Assuming that failure time follow weibull distribution, determine parameters of distribution and estimate reliability of system at time t = 500 hrs. Data: 47,81,120,140,180,191,215,240,262,284,291,312,340,360,378, 392,399,410,422, 530,538,550,662,778,890. (b) Classify various approaches for life testing and their limitations. [8+8]

7. (a) What do you understand by human reliability? Discuss the three main factors of human failure rates in a particular operation. (b) What are the different levels of condition monitoring? Explain each of them in detail. [9+7] 8. (a) What is product liability ? Explain 1 of 2

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(b) Describe the various aspects in product safety improvement Programme.[8+8]

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IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 RELIABILITY AND SAFETY ENGINEERING (Electronics & Control Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) Explain the following terms: i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii. ix. Reliability Availability Maintainability MTTF MTTR MTBF Frequency of failures MTFF MTT SF

(b) An engine is to be designed to have a minimum reliability of 0.8 and minimum availability of 0.98 over a period of 2000 hrs. Determine the mean repair time and frequency of failure of the engine. [9+7] 2. (a) Distinguish with block diagrams parallel series and mixed parallel series systems and write down appropriate formulae in each case. (b) Assume that six units can be arranged in three series and parallel configuration. Draw their block diagram of arrangement and estimate reliability of system if each has reliability of 0.85. [9+7] 3. (a) Enumerate the various functions of the maintenance system in an industry. (b) Describe the basic activities in prevention maintenance and discuss its advantages. [9+7] 4. (a) Distinguish between availability, reliability and maintainability. (b) What is meant by steady-state availability of the state. Develop the expressions for steady state availabilities of the states of a 2-component repairable system with identical component transitional and capacity states. [8+8] 5. (a) Describe now you would select the specific maintenance tasks to be demonstrated. (b) Describe the corrective action process in the even that the test results indicate a non compliant situation. [7+9] 6. (a) Discuss scope of life testing and its need for any new product.

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(b) Discuss the role of component reliability in design considerations for maintainability. [8+8] 7. (a) What do you understand by human reliability? Discuss the three main factors of human failure rates in a particular operation. (b) What are the different levels of condition monitoring? Explain each of them in detail. [9+7] 8. (a) Explain designing and manufacturing safe products. (b) Describe the safe guarding methods used to reduce liability claims. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [8+8]

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