The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a University of Alabama in Huntsville planning proposal that aims to establish an Industry & University Cooperative Research Center site at UAHIn collaboration with lead organization Mississippi State University (MSU), the planned UAH research center would focus on advanced composites in transportation vehicles. Each I/UCRC requires membership of multiple universities and multiple industry partners. In addition to being a research site, UAH would act as a co-equal partner with... Read more
Congratulations to seven of our students who participated in the Reliability and Maintainability Workshop sponsored by the Society of Reliability Engineers and the Engineering Directorate. These students represented the university well. Our Undergraduates consisted of Hunter Bray (Undergraduate Presentation Winner), Nicholas Fyfe, and Dustin Love. Our Graduates consisted of Greg Doud (Graduate Presentation Winner), Charles Boyles, Andrew Zollar, and Daniel Sillivant. All of these gentlemen were awarded scholarships for their presentations and the group as... Read more
Congratulations to seven of our students who participated in the Reliability and Maintainability Workshop sponsored by the Society of Reliability Engineers and the Engineering Directorate. The Student Session included participants from a number of universities including Auburn, University of Mississippi, University of Arizona and University of Tennessee. As a result of the Student Sessions, our students were awarded a total of $4000.00 in scholarship money. The first place graduate student award was presented to RFAL’s Charles... Read more
Five team members of the Research Institute's Reliability and Failure Analysis Lab participated in the Reliability and Maintainability workshop sponsored by the Society of Reliability Engineers and the Engineering Directorate.
The student session included participants from a number of universities. Scholarships were awarded to the winning participants with five of our own students receiving scholarships. First place was awarded to Greg Doud for his presentation on "Material Strength Reliability of an E-Glass Composite". Other scholarship recipients... Read more
by Daniel Sillivant
Availability Analysis of CTBTO's network of sensors that detect seismic activity.
Written for practicing engineers, Practical Reliability Engineering and Analysis for System Design and Life-Cycle Sustainment departs from the mainstream approach for time to failure-based reliability engineering and analysis.
The book employs a far more analytical approach than those textbooks that rely on exponential probability distribution to characterize failure. Instead, the author, who has been a reliability engineer since 1970, focuses on those probability distributions that more accurately describe the true behavior of failure. He emphasizes failure that results... Read more
The University of Alabama Reliability and Failure Analysis Lab (RFAL) is proud to welcome Dr. Bill Carswell, PMP to its staff. Dr. Carswell is anadjunct professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, teaching graduate courses in project management, and a board member and project management consultant to the International Lunar Observatory Association (iloa.org). Previously he was Director of Federal Programs at Correlated Magnetics, a senior research scientist and project manager for space flight experiments at the... Read more
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 9, 2011) - The University of Alabama in Huntsville today celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Research Institute and opened its newest lab, The Reliability and Failure Analysis Laboratory (RFAL).
RFAL is designed to enable research to reduce the cost of ownership of defense and aerospace systems, according to Rhoades. University officials held a ceremony to mark the official opening of the lab.
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Daniel Sillivant is the newly appointed Director of Memberships for the Reliability, Maintainability and Supportability Partnership (RMSP). Memberships are available for individuals and organizations who are interested in being on the cutting edge of reliability, maintainability, and supportability issues around the globe.
Upcoming Workshop and Symposium: September 19-20, 2012, Springfield, Virginia. "A Road Map to Readiness at Best Cost for Improving the Reliability and Safety of Ground Vehicle"
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This year's theme is "Reliability, the Key to a Better Bottom Line".
RAMS® 2013 will be held at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, January 28-31, 2013.
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