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Professorship Materials and Reliablility of Microsystems
Technische Zuverlässigkeit

Technische Zuverlässigkeit

Responsibility:  Sven Rzepka, Prof. Dr.

This course is held in German language under the its original title 'Technische Zuverlässigkeit'

All documents and latest information are available from the OPAL-course: Technische Zuverlässigkeit (in German language).

Offical course dates for this semester [de]

Derzeit keine Lehrveranstaltung!

General Information

  • Language: German
  • Participants:
    • mandatory: B_ETMG6 (module B_ET 2.3.7)
    • optional required: D_MMMP8, D_MMAB8
  • Types of teaching (LVS = contact hours):
    • Lecture: 2 LVS in SS
    • Problem class: 1 LVS in SS
  • Examiniation: Written exam (120 min)


  • Become familiar with the failure behaviour of components and systems
  • Introduction to the most important methods of a reliability oriented development, production, operation and maintenance of devices and systems


  • Evaluation of technical systems: Reliability, quality and costs
  • Failure terminology
  • The random variable Lifetime
  • System renovation
  • Quantitative reliability statistics
    • Distribution and reliability function
    • Lifetime probability density function
    • Failure rate, average life, continuous availability
  • Important life time distributions
  • Reliability Analysis
    • Boolean reliability models
    • Tolerance and drift analysis
  • Examples: Reliability equivalent circuits, characteristics and possible failure tolerance techniques for real technical systems

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