Course: Dependability software tools

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Course title Dependability software tools
Course code MTI/SNS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Zajíček Jaroslav, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Introduction to software tools in dependability and risk area - producers, modules, options. 2.-3. Software tools and its possibilities for dependability and risk assessment during early phases of lifecycle. 4.-5. Software tools and its usability for predictive analysis, estimations and dependability and risk assessment. 6.-7. Software tools for design and simulation of reliability tests. 8.-9. Software tools for dependability and risk modelling during pruduction, operational and maintenance phases. 10.-11. Software tools for evidence of tests, operation and maintenance. 12.-13. Software tools for assessment, modelling and simulations of test results, operational and maintenance records. 14. Software tools for lifecycle costs assessment. Practices: The topics are practiced according to the lectures. Students solve real problems using software tools (Risk Spectrum, ITEM, Quanterion).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Lecture, Practicum
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Reliability, risk and maintenance analyses are typically performed with software tools. The aim of this course is to acquaint students with these softwares and enable them to solve given examples.
Students will learn to use the selected commercial and free software for reliability, risk and maintenance analyses.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

The essential condition for successfully completing the subject is activity on the practice lectures and elaboration of semester work. The exam is both written and oral.
Recommended literature
  • ITEM Software.
  • Risk Spectrum.
  • VALIŠ, David, VINTR, Michal. Softwarová podpora pro spolehlivost. Brno, 2017. ISBN 978-80-7231-410-2.
  • VALIŠ, David, VINTR, Zdeněk. Úvod do prediktivních analýz spolehlivosti. ISBN 978-80-7231-469-0.

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