Zhigang (Will) Tian, PhD, PEng, FISEAM

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
(780) 492-2822
10-356 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Website: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~ztian Reliability And Safety Reliability Engineering Risk Management Engineering Management Resource Planning Process Management



Ph.D., University of Alberta, 2007


Research Interest:

Prognostics, Pipeline integrity management, Reliability, Condition based maintenance, Renewable energy systems, Condition monitoring, Signal processing, Finite element modeling, Optimization.


ENG M 514 - Reliability Engineering

Concepts of reliability, failure rate, maintainability, and availability. Properties of various statistical distributions and their applications in reliability engineering. Failure data analysis techniques including probability plotting. Load and strength interference in mechanical component design. System reliability models and system reliability evaluation methods. Optimal system design considering reliability issues. Prerequisite: STAT 235 or equivalent.

Fall Term 2021
ENG M 516 - Maintenance Management

Maintenance management of industrial assets. Preventative maintenance decisions. Spare parts provisioning. Predictive maintenance decisions. Reliability centered maintenance. Total productive maintenance. Case studies. Prerequisite: STAT 235 or equivalent.

Winter Term 2022
ENG M 530 - Engineering Project Management

Introduction to project management tools, techniques, templates, and methodologies. This course examines the eight knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute (PMI) which provide an integrated approach to managing engineering projects. Prerequisites: One of ENGG 310, 401 or ENG M 310, 401.

Winter Term 2022

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