UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Spring 2005

 

COURSE:

ME 408, Safety Engineering

Lecture: 2 hrs; Credit: 2

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Dr. V.R. Capece

Crounse Hall, Room 207

Phone: (270) 534 – 3123

Fax: (270) 534-6292

Email: vcapece@engr.uky.edu

 

OFFICE HOURS:

TBA

 

GOALS:

Provide the student with the opportunity to develop a better understanding of safety in the engineering setting. This includes its importance to product and process design.

 

PREREQUISITES:

Engineering standing. Concurrently: ME 344.

 

TEXTBOOK:

An Instructional Aid for Occupational Safety and Health in Engineering Design, by ASME Safety Division, 1984. An Introduction to Relaibility and Maintainability Engineering, by Charles E. Ebeling, McGraw Hill, 1997.

 

REFERENCE:

Reliability and Risk Assessment, by Andrews and Moss, Longman Scientific, 1993.

 

HOMEWORK:

Homework will be collected at the beginning of the class period when due. Late assignments will be accepted only in exceptional cases. Please staple all homework problems together. All submitted assignments should be your own work.

 

EXAMS/QUIZZES:

Two exams and a comprehensive final exam will be given.  Make-up exams will only be given for properly documented illness, emergency, or other reason.  Quizzes will be given during the semester.

 

GRADING:

Homework and Projects           20%

Quizzes                                      5%

Exams                                      50% (25% each)

Final                                         25%

 

GRADING SCALE:

A= 100 – 90, B = 89 – 80, C = 79 – 70, D = 69 – 60, E < 60

 

 

 



UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

ME 408 SAFETY ENGINEERING – SPRING 2005

 

 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

 

General hazards

Safety and health in design

Safety standards

Systems engineering in design

Failure mode and effects analysis

Reliability and quality methods

Fault tree analysis

Maintainability

Accident analysis

 

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

 

At the conclusion of this course the student should be able to:

1)      Define, discuss, and apply all of the above concepts

2)      Apply fault tree, and failure mode and effects analysis  (FMEA) to engineering problems

3)      Demonstrate effective application of safety practices in the laboratory and in industry