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M.Tech.
MAINTENANCE AND RELIABILITY ENGINEERING
SUBJECT CODE: IE - 514 (Elective - II)
Paper ID : [E0623] --
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[Note: Please fin subject code and paper IDon OMR]
Time: 03 Hours Maximum Marks: 100
Instruction to Candidates:
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Attempt any Five questions.
All questions carry equal marks. ..
Q1) (a) Define the termofterrotechnology and explain briefly the various stages
in the life cycle of industrial equipment.
(b) Describe the productionmaintenancesystem,identifyingthe variousstates
of the plant and their effe~t on plant availability.
Q2) (a) Discuss the impact of maintenance cost on overall cost of production.
(b) What are the maintenance characteristics of an item and, discuss their
importance in determining the maintenance productivity.
Q3) (a) Discuss in brief the various types of maintenance actions carried out in
plants and also discuss the guidelines for deciding the particular
maintenance action.
(b) What do you understand by computer based management information
system? How it helps in increasing the maintenance productivity of a
plant.
Q4) (a) Define the term 'reliability' and what is its importance in everyday life?
(b) Consider two redundant components having constant but different failure
rates
(i) Derive the reliability function and the MITE
(ii) Firid the reliability at 1000 hr and the MTIF of a two-component
redundant system where A/t) =0.000356 per hour and A2(t) =0.00156
per hour.
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Q5) (a) Explain the various possible causes oflow reliability of modem engineering
systems.
(b) For a survival test conducted on 100 cardboarc;l boxes for their strength -1
under impact loading, the following results were obtained:
Find the failure density, failure rate, and probability of failure.
Q6) (a) Discuss the various distribution functions used for the estimation of
reliability in the performance of the maintenance function.
(b) An engine has four belts each showing the identical wearout effects with
a weibull shape parameter of 1.34. However their scale parameters are
2500, 3400, 8000, and 6100 operating houis. .
(i) If the automobile is new, determine the probabil,ityof a belt failure
on a 72 hr trip. .
(ii) If the car (with the belts) has had 4000 hrs of use, what is the
probability of a belt failure during the next 77 hrs?
Q7) (a)
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A cutting tool wear out with a time to failure is normally distributed with a
mean of 10 working days and a standard deviation of 2.5 days.
(i) Determine its design life for a~eliability of 0.95.
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(ii) Find the reliability if the tool is replaced every (i) day; (ii) two days;
(iii) five days.
(ill) Determine the probability that the cutting tool will last one more day
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(b) Compute the value of the reliability function at t =500 hrs and t =1200
hrs for a component population having weibull life distribution with,
~=1.50 and'S =20000. Also calculate the mean life length.
Q8) (a) Construct a fault tree from-the following reliability block diagram such
that the top event is a system failure and component failures are basic
events. Express the top event in Boolean algebra terms of the 'basic
event. If Pr{A}=Pr{B }=0.9, Pr{C}=Pr{D}=0.85, 'Pr{E}=0.98 and
Pr{F}=0.8, being the reliabilities of individual components. Compute,
the probability of top event.
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Number of impacts
20 22 24 26 29 32 35 37 40
Number of boxes failed 7 10 15 14 15 13 13 8 5
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(b) Discuss briefly the concept of Failure mode effect and criticality analysis
(FMCEA).
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