Permanent Staff Tiedo Tinga (T.)


Room: HR N137
Tel.: +31(0) 53 489 3973
E-mail: T. Tinga
Position: Professor

Main Research Interest

Development of predictive maintenance strategies based on understanding of the physical behavior of systems and materials. Typical research topics: health and condition monitoring, failure mechanisms, life prediction, (failure) data analysis, dynamic maintenance, maintenance modeling and optimization.

Teaching Activities

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  • Maintenance Engineering and Management (201200146)Introduction to the field of maintenance engineering. Topics like life cycle, logistic support, maintenance strategies, failure mode and effect analysis, root cause analysis.
  • Structural Health & Condition Monitoring (201300039)Evaluation of various technologies to assess the structural performance and/or condition of a (dynamic) system. Topics addressed are: wear and condition in rotary systems, damage identification based on structural vibrations and on active and passive wave propagation, signal processing, failure mechanisms and predictive maintenance.
  • Failure Mechanisms and Life Prediction (201300038)Base principles of loads and failure mechanisms, i.e. fatigue, creep, corrosion, wear, and application in predictive maintenance and failure analysis.
  • Vliegtuigconstructies – minor Luchtvaarttechniek (191154390)One lecture on (structural aspects of) gas turbines engines.

Research Projects


Wireless Vibration based Monitoring Systems. Smart, autonomous sensor network based structural health and condition monitoring systems for aerospace and wind turbine applications.


Ministry of Defence funded research project on the development of quantitative tools for improved life cycle management of military systems. In collaboration with NLDA and NLR.


Dinalog funded research project on the integrated optimization of maintenance and service logistics for maritime assets. In cooperation with NLDA.

Recent jobs

2007 – present: Associate professor Maintenance Technology at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA).Responsible for education of future (technical) officers in Navy, Airforce and Army in the field of maintenance. Also heading a research program on predictive maintenance of military systems.

1998 – 2007: Senior scientist at the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR). Involved in research projects on life prediction and structural integrity modeling,mainly on gas turbines and aircraft structures.