26th MIRCE International Symposium
Science Based Functionability Management, 13 -1 5 December 2016, Exeter, UK
To effectively manage functionability of maintainable systems, based on the principles of Mirce Mechanics requires a full understanding of in-service phenomena that generates positive and negative functionability events through time. These phenomena are of a complex nature as they result from strong interactions between physical properties of a system, in-service environmental conditions and associated human actions. Hence, you are warmly invited to join us and learn more about the body of knowledge, methods, principles and tools that we developed to manage functionability of maintainable systems at the level at which everybody is happy, producers, users, investors, legislators, insurers, general public and the life supporting natural environment. For full details and the Programme, please click here.
27th MIRCE International Summer School 12-15 July, Exeter, UK
The theme for this year Summer school is: Supportability Engineering and Analysis. For full details please click here.
5th World Congress of Mirce Mechanics- Programme and Bookings
The Congress will take place on 1-3 June 2016, at Woodbury Park Exeter, UK. For the Programme nd the Booking form please click here.
Dare to Know: Interviews with Quality and Reliability Thought Leaders: Jezdimir Knezevic, MIRCE Akademy, Exeter, UK
Tim Rodgers interviews Jezdimir Knezevic concerning Dr. K’s pioneering work on the ability of systems to maintain functionality over time, known as functionability.
To hear the interview, please click here. In this episode, Dr. Knezevic discusses:
- How MIRCE fills an important gap in the study of reliability
- How practitioners of MIRCE address reliability questions differently than traditional reliability engineers
- Suggested improvements in how reliability engineers are trained
Recorded November 2015
Annaouncement & Call for Papers: 5th World Congress of Mirce Mechnaics
The Congress will take place on 1-3 June 2016, at Woodbury Park Exeter, UK. For more details and Call for Papers, please clikck here.
Failures, Reliability and Durability of Polymers: Training Course:
19-21 April and 18-20 October 2016
Polymer materials, which are commonly used in thousands of products as plastics, elastomers, coatings and adhesives, are viscoelastic in nature. Their properties are highly time, temperature and stress dependents. The significance of this is often overlooked at the design stage. As a simple demonstration of the significance of this, the long term fatigue strength of polycarbonate is only 14% of the short term tensile strength quoted on manufacturers’ data sheets. Consequently, this course is design to provide a general understanding of polymers as physical materials, their design and processing properties and the common failure mechanisms. This knowledge is then used to assist in assessing the durability, reliability data and existing technologies that deliver desirable durability characteristics. For the more information please click here.
2015 Annals of Mirce Mechanics - ready for purchase
To view the abstracts of the papers published please clcik here where the information regarding the purchasing it are also available. A copy of Annals is provided to the Members of the MIRCE Akademy free of charge.
Fellows, members, students and staff of the MIRCE Akademy wishing you and your families prosperous and successful 2016, fully supported by the axioms, formulas, and methods of Mirce Mechanics!
Mercedes and Perez are the 2015 MIRCE Akademy Functionability Champions
The MIRCE Akademy has completed the Functionability Table for 2015 that revealed that the following Functionability Champions:
The 2015 F1 Driver Functionability Champion: Sergio Perez, Force India
The 2015 F1 Team Functionability Champion: Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team
For the press release please click here.
25th MIRCE International Symposium on In-Service Reliability
8 - 9 December, Woodbury Park, Exeter, UK. For the full Programme and booking details please click here.
MTBF-Revolutionary Training Course: 17-19 November 2015, Woodbury Park, Exeter, UK
Since its beginning, in 1950s, Reliability Engineering has been based on mathematical theorems rather than on scientific theories. Massive attempts were made to further the applications of the existing mathematical and statistical methods and analysis without any attempt to understand failure phenomena and their mechanisms. In the 1980s, practicing reliability engineers and analysts, used their practical experience of the observed failure modes of existing systems. Thus, a large number of “practical reliability methods" have been developed and used, all of which were based on the failure mode, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA), but still without understanding and addressing failure mechanisms
Consequently, during the last 50 years Reliability Theory has made very little progress, apart from a few exceptions, in the direction of becoming a “science”, in terms of making accurate predictions that could be confirmed with in-service observations. The reason is very simple; neither statistics, which does not study causes of statistical behaviour, nor engineers whose “applied methods” were focused on meeting contractual and legal requirements, were able to provide a fertile ground for the understanding of MTBF. For the full information please click here.
25th MIRCE International Symposium: Announcement and Call for Papers
8 - 10 December 2015, Woodbury Park, Exeter, UK. The Symposium theme is In-Service Reliability. For the additional information please click here.
"Racing car in the pit does not win races."
Professor Arie Dubi, the Grand Fellow of the MIRCE Akademy (1945-2015)
With great sadness the MIRCE Akademy is announcing the death of Professor Arie Dubi on 29th July. Prof Dubi was elected to a Grand Fellow of the MIRCE Akademy in 2001 and one of the main contributors to the development of the Mirce Mechanics. He delivered many Lectures on our Master and Doctoral Diploma Programmes, Short Courses and Summers Schools, actively participated at our International Symposia and authored the book System Engineering Science – Analytical Principles and Monte Carlo Methods, which the Akademy published in 2003. He will be terribly missed by the Fellows, Members, students and the staff of the MIRCE Akademy. However, his drive for the mathematical and scientific truth will be present in the minds of all of us at the MIRCE Akademy for all future times and we thank you for that dear Dubi.
Ian Gordon Collection of books established at the MIRCE Akademy
Tessa and Harry Gordon, daughter and son, of the late Ian E. Gordon (1932-2015), Lecturer at the Exeter University, has donated a collection of psychology and general science books to the Resource Centre of the MIRCE Akademy. Dr Gordon has been interested in human performance aspects of Mirce Mechanics and had participated in some of the Akademy organised and hosted Events between 2005 and 2012. To read more please click here.
26th Mirce International Summer School, 7 - 11 July, 2015
Programme and all other relevant information is accessible by clicking here.
4th World Congress of Mirce Mechanics , 19 - 21 May 2015, Exeter, UK
Programme and all other relevant information is accessible by clicking here.
2014 Annals of Mirce Mechanics
Results of the research conducted and completed within 2014 by the Members, Staff, Fellows and students of the Akademy has been published in the Annals. For more information please click here.
MIRCE Akademy Membership for 2015
The purpose of the Akademy is to engage in scientific, educational, training, literary and professional endeavours for Managing Industrial Reliability, Cost and Effectiveness, based on the principles of Mirce Mechanics. Hence, we wish to invite professionals involved in these demanding activities to look at the Summary of the scientific, professional and business information provided to the Members in 2014 and to consider join this globally recognized family of advanced professionals for 2015. Membership package: http://www.mirceakademy.com/uploads/1-Membership-package.pdf Application Form: www.mirceakademy.com/uploads/2-Membership-Application-form.pdf
21st January 2015
Infrared Training Limited, led by Austin Dunne the Science Fellow of the MIRCE Akademy, is organising an Open Day held at the Training & Conference Centre, South Road, Liverpool. For full details please click here and to register go to www.irttraining.com
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