PHM Society Short Course: PHM Fundamentals and Case Studies

The PHM Society is offering this updated two-day intensive short course, PHM Fundamentals and Case Studies — From Monitoring/Sensing to Fault Diagnosis/Failure Prognosis, on Prognostics and Health Management Tools, Methods, Applications and Case Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday and Sunday, 30 September – 1 October 2017 (just before the PHM17 conference). This follows from the first offering at the PHM14 conference in Fort Worth, TX with 48 attendees and all attendee ratings of 4 or 5 of 5. It was also run in 2015 in San Diego and in 2016 in both Bilbao, Spain and Denver, USA. The most recent course had 27 participants from large and small industries, government labs and universities and from eight countries; attendee ratings were all 4 or 5/5!

The course will be offered in parallel with an advanced course on Data Analytics for which this course is a prerequisite.

The course is presented by recognized 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 and 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 specialist experts, the course will:

  • Describe a baseline for defining the extent and capabilities of PHM, specifying needs and organizational requirements
  • Identify specific details of PHM Applications (metrics, sensors, cost benefits, reliability) and PHM Methods (diagnostics, prognostics, data driven methods and uncertainty)
  • Identify issues and needs and a way forward including Continuing Professional Development

Participants will

  • Examine case studies of PHM applications across diverse domains to identify solutions and impacts
  • Plan a PHM application in a mini workshop setting with expert group leaders

A PHM Society Certificate will be provided for 1.4 Continuing Professional Development Units to each participant completing the course.

Course Leaders: Dr. George Vachtsevanos and Dr. Karl Reichard

Course Administrators: Jeff Bird

Contact the course administrator to indicate your interest in terms of number of students.

Course Outline
TIME SLOT Title Content Notes
800 to 825 Welcome & Introductions All participants
825 to 900 Introduction to CBM+/PHM Taxonomy, scope, basics, standards- common for all talks
900 to 945 Deriving Requirements for PHM/Performance Metrics Basics and illustrative examples
945 to 1030 Sensors and Sensing Strategies/Data Mining – Feature extraction and Selection/Sensor Fusion Basics and illustrative examples
1030 to 1045 Break – refreshments provided
1045 to 1130 Diagnostics Methods Basics and illustrative examples
1130 to 1200 Diagnostics Case Studies 2 case studies supporting diagnosis information
1200 to 100 LUNCH – provided
100 to 145 Prognostics Methods Data-driven and model-based prognostic methods; the issue of uncertainty
145 to 230 Prognostics Case Studies Several case studies from a variety of application domains
230 to 245 Break – refreshments provided
245 to 345 Machine Learning for PHM Basics and Illustrative Examples
345 to 430 Reliability Analysis with Prognostic Information Basics and illustrative examples
430 to 500 Analysis/Design Mini Workshop Data design, fault diagnosis and failure prognosis activity in small groups with worksheets, based on participant-supplied problems
500 to 515 Discussion of Workshop Results Each group reports results
700-? Non-hosted dinner Networking for all participants
830 to 915 IVHM Technologies Basics and illustrative examples
915 to 1000 PHM Management/Logistics Support Basics, methods and tools; examples of management guidelines; success criteria; ROI
1000 to 1015 Break – refreshments provided
1015 to 1145 Emerging PHM domains: Autonomous systems/oil and gas/ transportation/ education Review and examples; input from participants
1145 to 1230 LUNCH- provided. Evaluation forms are distributed
1230 to 200 Fielded Systems Case Studies 3 case studies supporting IVHM and fielded systems information
200 to 215 Case Study Workshop Introduction- goals, teams, facilitation
215 to 230 Break – refreshments provided
230 to 330 Case Study Mini Workshop Small group activity builds on data design mini workshop
330 to 400 Way Forward Issues, resources, e.g. Continuing Professional Development
400 to 415 Wrap-up