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.
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- 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.
- 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.
- Minor Aerospace Management and Operations
Several lectures on maintenance of aircraft.
- Minor Aircraft Engineering
One lecture on (structural aspects of) gas turbine engines.
Prof. Tinga is leading the research projects of the Dynamics Based Maintenance group, in which many collaborations with industry are included. An overview of the research projects can be found on the Research page of the group.
2016 – present: Professor Life Cycle Management (2 days a week) 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.
2007 – 2016: 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.