The Quality and Reliability Support Center (hereafter referred to as “The QRS Center”) of NUDT, was originally built in 1997 and funded by the “211 Project”, “985 Project” and the military “2110 Project”. The QRS Center is mainly responsible for guiding students with their scientific research and technical service in the field of weapon reliability engineering. The QRS Center offers graduates courses in System Reliability Design Analysis, Reliability Experiment Technology, training courses for engineers and managers, and has produced qualified military personnel for the field of reliability engineering.
The QRS Center has undertaken more than 30 national and military projects. Some of these projects have included work for the military technical foundation, National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Defense Pre-research Foundation, and other cooperative projects. It has also developed the research area characterized by reliability enhancement testing, accelerated life test technology, and reliability evaluation and prediction techniques. The QRS Center published the first monograph on reliability enhancement testing called the Theory and Application of Reliability Enhancement Testing (published by Science Press) and over 100 papers on reliability experiment and evaluation. Based on our professional staff and advanced experimental facilities, the QRS Center centers on the reliability of weaponry and civilian products, environmental experiments, and reliability technology training. It also provides active technical services both on and off campus.
The QRS Center has been active in international exchange and cooperation. It participates yearly in reliability engineering conferences both home and abroad, and established cooperative relations with many domestic and foreign universities, corporations, and research organizations within this field. The QRS Center has sent NUDT’s representatives to visit The University of Strathclyde and the Imperial College in the UK as well as The University of Maryland in the USA. It has invited professors from the Reliability and Risk Research Center of The University of Maryland and executives from the Enrivotronics Corporation to visit the QRS Center and conduct academic exchanges. It has also cooperated with domestic military and civilian corporations on scientific research projects.