Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Machine maintenance and diagnosis
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)

Coordinating teacher: CASTEJON SISAMON, CRISTINA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Machine Mechanics Machine Theory
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 1. a systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of machine testing. 2. coherent knowledge of machine testing including some at the forefront of the branch in mechanical engineering. 3. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems of machine testing using established methods; 4. the ability to select and apply relevant analytic and modelling methods in machine testing. 5. an understanding of methodologies in machine testing, and an ability to use them. 6. the ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments in machines, interpret the data and draw conclusions; 7. workshop and laboratory skills in machine testing. 8. the ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of machine testing; 9. an understanding of applicable techniques and methods in machine testing, and of their limitations;
Description of contents: programme
- Introduction to industrial maintenance. - Introduction to predictive maintenance. - Vibrations in machines - Faults in Machines - Cost of life cycle and Maintenance in machines - RAMS - Machine inspection techniques. - Techniques of diagnosis and correction of failures in machines.
Learning activities and methodology
Exhibitions lectures, classroom exercises and / or laboratories and personal work. conferences of experts in the sector visit to the Renfe maintenance Base
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • H. P. Bloch. . Machinery Failure Analysis Troubleshooting.. Gulf Publishing Co. Houston (1986) . 1986
  • H. P. Bloch. . Machinery Component Maintenance and Repair.. Gulf Publishing Co. Houston (1985) ISBN: 0-87201-453-3 239 . 1985
  • Braun S.-x. Braun S.-Discover Signal Processing - an interactive guide for engineers. Wiley Press. 2009.
  • David J. Ewins (Editor), Singiresu S. Rao (Editor), Simon G. Braun (Editor). Encyclopedia of Vibration, Three-Volume Set (Engineering) . Academic Press; 1st edition (October 12, 2001). 2001
  • Heinz P. Bloch. . Improving Machinery Reliability. . Gulf Publishing Co. Houston (1988) ISBN: 0-87201-455-X . 1988
  • Lindley R. Higgins . Maintenance Engineering Handbook. . McGraw-Hill (1995) . 1995
  • Lindley R. Higgins . Maintenance Engineering Handbook. McGraw-Hill (1995) . 1995
  • S. Braun. Mechanical Signature Analysis. Academic Press, (a book), (1986).. 1986

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.