ENGINEERING RELIABILITY AS A THEME IN EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES
The European Community's science and technology programmes which deal with reliability or related problems are briefly outlined. The link with this topic ranges from a close involvement with engineering reliability analysis and modelling in some programmes to a more distant relationship in programmes which are directed towards improving performance and safety of engineering structures, through a better understanding of the behaviour of the constituent materials. The former type of programme is exemplified by the Industrial Risk programme and by the Reactor Safety programme, involving studies concerning both the reliability of structures and systems and human reliability. Work related to the development of a probabilistic code for life time prediction and to strain measurement on engineering structures by means of laser interferometry is selected for the purpose of illustration. The High Temperature Materials programme and the BRITE programme are mainly oriented towards research on engineering materials, providing data and information which can be used to maximise the useful life and to improve the reliability of structural materials. The relationship between material property scatter and chemical composition specification limits, the non-destructive detection of material deterioration, and life time prediction methodology are highlighted as reliability related problem areas studied in the High Temperature Materials programme.
Bibliographic Reference: REL-CON EUROPE 86, LYNGBY (DENMARK) JUNE 16-20, 1986 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32817 ORA
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Record Number: 1989124133900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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