T1: Prognostics and Three R’s [Reliability, Robustness and Resilience] of Engineering


The three R's refer to the foundations of a basic skills-orientated education programs of reading, writing and arithmetic. This tutorial integrates the three R's of Engineering: reliability, robustness and resilience. There is tremendous interest these days to design and develop all types of complex systems, including infrastructure, communications, logistics and distribution systems that are not only reliable, safe and maintainable but are also robust, resilient and sustainable. Role and integration of prognostics with the three R's of Engineering is presented in this tutorial. Objective is to develop new and holistic measures and their trends and applications. This is based on systems oriented, integrated and distributed, customer-centered multi-state system approach including fuzzy logic methodology.


Kailash [Kal] Kapur avatar
Kailash [Kal] Kapur USA

Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Dr. Kailash [Kal] C. Kapur is a Professor Emeritus of Industrial & Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. He was the Director of Industrial Engineering at the University of Washington from January 1993 to September 1999. He was a Professor and the Director of the School of Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma from 1989-1992 and a professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Kapur received the Ph. D. degree in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley, California. He has co-authored three books on reliability engineering and published over 100 research papers. He received the Allan Chop Technical Advancement Award from the Reliability Division and the Craig Award [twice] from the Automotive Division of American Society for Quality. He is a Fellow of American Society for Quality, a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and a registered professional engineer.