FIG-2-1Wes Fulton and/or Carl Tarum

Phone 310-548-6358





Weibull Engineering IN-PERSON Workshops

Produced by Wes Fulton and/or Carl Tarum based upon the handbook by Dr. Abernethy

NOTE: Each participant should purchase Dr. Bob Abernethy`s Weibull Handbook for delivery prior to class. Link here: BOOK

Text Box: 3Day IN-PERSON Workshop: Our complete seminar features front-to-back treatment of The New Weibull Handbook(c) latest edition. Each attendee receives receives the FULL SuperSMITH(TM) software latest version including two afternoons of hands-on computer usage, plus the PlayTIME(TM) tutorial booklet free online covering every type of problem and every related software option. This workshop is designed to bring the novice up to expert capability. Topics include failure analysis, optimal parts replacement, cost analysis, failure prediction, warranty analysis, system modeling, reliability-growth, alternate fitting solutions, test planning, confidence, and accelerated testing.


Text Box: 4Day Extra Capability Workshop: The IN-PERSON Workshop Plus Either Follow Up Consulting or More on Model Simulation . . . The 4-day workshop includes the IN-PERSON workshop above plus time for student presentations of their own real problems or time for system simulation overview. Analysis of real customer problems allows instructors and the class to serve as a consulting forum reviewing each problem. The students are asked to bring one or more of their own problems to the workshop. Students get consulting on their real problems and show how they are applying the new techniques learned. Managers are invited. Alternatively, time may be devoted to system simulation tools for building models of any level of complexity regarding reliability, maintainability, safety, spare parts, logistics analysis and warranty-guarantee costs including experience with computer simulation models.


Text Box: Day Management Overview: Before or after a complete Workshop, a half-day presentation to senior managers can provide an overview of this new technology including application to their problems.




Text Box: 1Day Refresher: Weibull Rally . . . One day is devoted to updating experienced analysts (Weibull Workshop Alumni or equivalent) on the newest Weibull / Log-Normal technology and SuperSMITH software. A minimum of 8 students is required. Rally students have exercise the software using the free online PlayTIME tutorial. This could be scheduled in conjunction with a Workshop at the same facility resulting in a cost reduction for flight travel compared to prices indicated below.


Fees ($USD) For Weibull Workshops in the USA, Canada and Mexico* (includes FULL software, not DEMO)

*Only Add the Cost of One Business-Class Airfare Ticket for Workshops Outside this Area

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To Be Purchased by/for Each Participant Each participant should have Dr. Bob Abernethy`s Weibull Handbook purchased and delivered to them before the start of the workshop (see above for link). This will be the text for the presentation.


Included The workshop fees for each student include a license for the complete FULL SuperSMITH software (Weibull, Visual, and Ybath programs valued at $840 USD) for use with the free online `PlayTIME with SuperSMITH` computer tutorial, plus a graduation certificate as well as all instructor travel expenses along with the training.


Site-License For clients that book an additional workshop for fifteen or more students, we provide a current-version unlimited site license for the SuperSMITH software.


Overseas Travel Fees for overseas Weibull Workshops will include the additional cost for one business class airfare ticket.




xOn-Site Workshop Advantages Tailor the workshops to your specific needs. We can use your data and problems during the special computer tutorial. We can add, or delete, or emphasize specific topics. The students are invited to bring their own problems to the workshop. The cost per student is about half of the fee for public workshops and there are no travel costs for the students. The New Weibull Handbook is available well in advance to allow study before the workshop. If interest develops to have an on-site workshop at your facility, we can provide more details to facilitate this tailoring. A 2-day refresher Workshop for experienced Weibull analysts is another option. All workshop formats provide opportunity to brief your management with a special overview of this new technology.


New Technology Life data analysis is on the leading edge of technology with new and improved method under continual development by Wes and Dr. Bob and Carl Tarum as well as others. The workshop is updated to include all available new methods in The New Weibull Handbook(c) self-published by Dr. Bob.





q  Failure forecasting is presented based upon constant or seasonal variation usage, optimal parts replacement, and variable production rates. Predictive interval estimates as well as point estimates of future failures are provided as tables or plots, including cost forecasting and warranty analysis.

q  Warranty claims predictions include all of the above features plus warranty limit effects on claims predictions. Crow-AMSAA and Kaplan-Meier models are both used for warranty. The software uses the newly available AIAG standard truck histograms of usage.

q  The new application of Weibull for controlling production processes is presented.

q  Many new applications of Crow-AMSAA plus new goodness-of-fit methods.

q  For small sample confidence, the new pivotal Monte Carlo method is best practice for regression and the MLE-RBA method using the justified likelihood function (JLF) eliminates the small-sample bias with MLE.

q  Better ways to compare new design to old design, and supplier A vs. supplier B, etc.


Availability It is best to block in dates as soon as possible, since the lecturers are usually obligated 6-10 months ahead. There is no extra charge for canceling more than 30 days before the workshop. Cancellation within 30 days of the workshop will result in a fee of 10% of the standard price for the scheduled number of days and students. If however the number of students has not yet been scheduled, the cancellation fee is a flat $2000 (USD). Contact Wes to schedule.


Facilities Needed The customer should provide a personal computer (PC) or laptop with Windows (or equivalent) for each student plus a lecture/workshop room with space for each student and computer. The customer should also provide a PC-projector and a projection screen (or area) at the front of the class. Each student should have 1) a calculator, 2) a ruler, and 3) some notepaper. Computer access is not necessary on the first day.