PHM Society Short Course - PHM Fundamentals: Monitoring/Sensing to Fault Diagnosis, Failure Prognosis and Case Studies

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This introductory course will be taught by recognized international experts in the PHM field and will cover the current state of the art in PHM technologies, sensors and sensing strategies, data mining tools, CBM+ technologies, novel diagnostic and prognostic algorithms as well as a diverse array of application examples/case studies. It is addressed to engineers, scientists, operations managers, educators, small business principals and system designers interested to learn how these emerging technologies can impact their work environment. Through a lecture (with Q&A), networking and workshop format with several specialist experts, you will:

  1. Establish a baseline for defining the extent and capabilities of PHM, specifically needs and organization
  2. Identify specific details of PHM Applications (metrics, sensors, cost benefits, reliability) and PHM Methods (diagnostics, prognostics, data driven methods and uncertainty)
  3. Examine case studies of PHM applications across diverse domains to identify solutions and impacts
  4. Plan a PHM application in two mini workshop settings with expert group leaders
  5. Identify issues and needs and a way forward including Continuing Professional Development

Topics include:

  • Introduction to PHM (Taxonomy, scope, basics, standards- for all talks)
  • Deriving Requirements for PHM
  • PHM Performance Metrics
  • Diagnostics Methods
  • Case Study for requirements/metrics (Description of an application)
  • Prognostics
  • Data Analytics Methods
  • Prognostics Case Studies (2 case studies for prognosis and data analytics information)
  • Sensors and Data Processing (Available/Required data and organization)
  • Analysis mini workshop (Small group data design activity with worksheets)
  • CBM+ and IVHM Technologies
  • PHM Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Plenary- Issues and Needs (Review to compile collected issues from all participants)
  • Reliability and Life Cycle Management (Linking reliability and PHM approaches)
  • Case Study Workshop Introduction (Small group activity builds on data design mini)
  • Fielded Systems Case Studies-1(2 case studies for CBM and Reliability)
  • Fielded Systems Case Studies-2 (3rd case study for CBA)
  • Case Study Mini workshop (Small group activity and reporting)
  • Way forward (Paths, Resources, Continuing Professional Development)

Lecturer: 2-5 industry experts depending on availability and client interests

… Bottom Line: Education is important to The PHM Society

These courses have been appreciated for a number of years as an excellent preparation for students, professors and industry people with varying levels of experience from around the world and across diverse sectors for PHM conferences. The courses are complementary to the other Society activities in PHM taxonomy, Continuing Professional Development and standards &ndash see

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