Weibull Engineering Intro Using Weibull Plotting Software by Wes Fulton
Cost $300 per person, group discounts available! 3 hours
Course Description: There’s Weibull, and then there’s Weibull Engineering (WE). The Weibull model was promoted originally by Waloddi Weibull before, during, and after the 1950’s. Weibull is the most widely-used probability model for how failure mechanisms affect product lifetime, key for problem analysis and problem solving and problem forecasting, but that’s not the only application. Although Dr. Weibull is no longer with us, his methods and insights carry on in countless new applications here in the 2000’s. WE extends the Weibull model to real engineering application throughout all product cycle phases especially for continuous improvement efforts.
This 3-hr WE DEMO session features overview of topics in The New Weibull Handbook(c) latest edition authored by Dr. Bob Abernethy, the #1 world expert in Weibull for over 35 years. Each session attendee receives unlimited use of the free SuperSMITH(R) DEMO software for installation on Microsoft Windows(R) platforms or Windows simulators. The latest version of this software is available for free download at http://www.WeibullNEWS.com on the internet. Also, a free PlayTIME(TM) DEMO tutorial booklet in “.PDF” format is available at the same internet address. The tutorial booklet has over 50 case-study examples with step-by-step instructions for solution and covers every type of problem and every related software option. Each session attendee is encouraged to follow the steps on their own computer to solve using the free DEMO software and tutorial.
This overview is designed to bring the novice up to rigorous understanding of WE capability. Topics include type of input data to acquire, how to make a Weibull plot, alternate fitting methods, alternate models, better solution for small data sets, failure analysis, failure forecasting, optimal preemptive parts replacement for parts that wear out, cost analysis, confidence, test planning, accelerated testing, and the importance of a Weibull database especially for Weibull slope values. Relevant questions at any time are welcome during the session.
NOTE: The DEMO software performs actual solution for previously-saved data sets provided for the overview and allows for exercise of all options in the software. Other input data, not previously saved from this software, is randomly altered before analysis. This arrangement allows for free distribution of the DEMO software.
Who should attend: Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s), Suppliers, Source Control Document (SCD) Writers, Design Professionals, Reliability Professionals, Quality Professionals, Manufacturing Professionals, Test Planners, Test Technicians, and Equipment End-Users (EU’s).
About your Instructor: Wes Fulton is the founder and CEO of Fulton Findings LLC, and the author of SuperSMITH(R) software, the leading Weibull Engineering program. The latest release of this software is touch-screen capable designed to work with Windows 10 but also to be backward compatible with other recent Windows versions. SuperSMITH is the only software fully compatible with the global Weibull specification IEC-61649 and 100% compatible with the world standard Weibull handbook by Dr. Robert B. Abernethy (Dr. Bob). Most material for this Weibull plotting class was originally developed by Dr. Bob, who was the head of supportability with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines for decades. Dr. Bob’s Weibull handbook is the seminar reference. Another publication provided with this session is the software tutorial booklet, “PlayTIME(R) with SuperSMITH DEMO”.
Wes released the first widely-used Weibull plotting software in 1987. He has presented PRIVATE Weibull Workshops for the U.S. military, the FAA, the DOT, NASA, JPL, and over a hundred companies around the world. He has presented PUBLIC Weibull Workshops for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), for the University of Tennessee, for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), for the American Society for Quality (ASQ), for the Reliability Information and Analysis Center (RiAC), and for Quanterion.
He has 16 years of experience as program engineer in the aerospace and nuclear industries focused on design, testing, fabrication, and customer service. Working at AiResearch Manufacturing Company, Wes was the responsible engineer for such programs as the F-16 fighter leading edge flap drive system, the IDF Taiwanese fighter leading edge flap drive system, the experimental X-31A leading edge flap drive system, and the 747 ride comfort control. While at AiResearch, he co-patented a multi-fusible shaft high-performance drive-train device.
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