Effectiveness of products

Holders: Prof. Klemenc Jernej, Prof. Nagode Marko

Subject description


Mathematics (from B.Sc. level)

Physics (from B.Sc. level)

Basic knowledge of technical mechanics (statics and load-carrying capacity from B.Sc. level)

Basic knowledge of Machine design or Machine elements (from B.Sc. level)

Basic knowledge of material science or material behaviour (from B.Sc. level)

Basic knowledge of statistics and data analysis (elementary probability distributions, linear regression, basic statistical measures – mean, variance, standard deviation)

Content (Syllabus outline)

Technical systems in mechanical engineering and random operating conditions. Effectiveness function and components (availability, reliability, elasticity). Effectiveness as the project of random approaches of operating states and loads. Randomness, description models and developmental evaluation models. Developmental processes for predicting and determining the effectiveness. Product effectiveness and performance, product quality. Effectiveness and maintainability (embedded and operating). Product structuring with respect to effectiveness and reliability, allocation, design and development steps. Developmental evaluation of effectiveness and reliability. Modeling and experimental determination of effectiveness and reliability

Objectives and competences


The students obtain specific knowledge as an upgrade to the basic knowledge of the R&D programme in mechanical engineering and the E&M field programme. This knowledge will enable them to execute developmental tasks in the field of developmental evaluations. In scope of this course, the students will master the concepts related to deterministic and probabilistic loading processes, and the concepts of probabilistic developmental evaluations.


To obtain engineering know-how and the foundations for research work in the field of development.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

The student learns the state-of-the-art of functionalities, and the developmental, manufacturing and operating specialties of basic building blocks of mechanical actuators.

He or she understands the development, manufacturing and operation of elements and assemblies, as well as the principles of synthesis into machines and devices.


The knowledge and awareness is the foundation for the innovation, developmental and manufacturing processes, as well as for the operation and maintenance of machines and devices. This knowledge therefore represents the basis for modeling new functionalities, manufacturing process planning and power engineering and technical process planning.

16.3 Reflection

The students are able to upgrade their knowledge and get a grasp and understanding of mechatronic systems and the role of mechanical actuators.

16.4 Transferrable skills – related to more than one course

The course provides the skills for using information sources, efficient professional demonstrations (written and oral), using the computer for modeling and simulation, and the management, execution and evaluation of design, developmental, manufacturing and operational/maintenance processes.

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