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

Phone 310-548-6358





Weibull Engineering ONLINE 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 ONLINE Workshop: Our online seminar features front-to-back treatment of The New Weibull Handbook(c) latest edition. Each attendee also receives the FULL SuperSMITH(TM) software latest version including two afternoons of hands-on computer use, plus the PlayTIME(TM) tutorial booklet available on-line 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 ONLINE Workshop: The ONLINE Workshop Plus Either Follow Up Consulting or More on Model Simulation . . . The four-day workshop includes the ONLINE workshop above plus either time for student presentations of their own real problems or time for system simulation overview. Analysis of real customer problems allows Wes or Carl 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.


Included The workshop fee 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 the training.


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.


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. This would be scheduled in conjunction with a Workshop at the same facility. Rally students have access to the DEMO software and receive the Handbook and access to the PlayTIME tutorial.






xOnline 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 should be 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 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 or Dr. Bob to schedule.


Facilities Needed The customer should provide a personal computer (PC) or laptop with Windows (or equivalent) for each student plus space for each student and computer. Each student should have 1) a calculator, 2) a ruler, and 3) some notepaper. Computer with fast internet access plus headphone/microphone is desirable to avoid room echo resonance.