Statistical Methods for Product Life Analysis and Accelerated Testing
October 20 & 21
Prof. William Q. Meeker, Iowa State UniversityReliability
improvement and reliability assurance processes in manufacturing
industries require data-driven reliability information for making
business, product-design, and engineering decisions. This will be a
hands-on workshop where participants will use the JMP 11 software for
analyzing reliability data and test planning. The course will focus on
concepts, examples, models, data analysis, and interpretation. Examples
and exercises will include examples using product field (maintenance or
warranty) data, accelerated life tests, and accelerated degradation
tests. After completing this course, participants will be able to
recognize and properly deal with different kinds of reliability data
and properly interpret important reliability metrics. Topics will
include the use of probability plots to identify appropriate
distributional models (e.g. Weibull and lognormal distributions),
estimating important quantities like distribution quantiles and failure
probabilities, the analysis of data with multiple failure modes, the
analysis of both destructive and repeated measures degradation data, and
the analysis of recurrence data from a fleet of systems or a
reliability growth program.
Dates: October 20 & 21
Times: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: BLS Conference & Training Center
Room: 7 & 8
Book: "Statistical Methods for Reliability Data" by William Q. Meeker and Luis A. Escobar. John Wilely & Sons, 1998.
The book is provided at no cost to tutorial participants, courtesy of SAS JMP.
Handouts: Handouts will be provided.
Laptop: Bring your own laptop for hands-on practice of concepts. Please pre-install JMP.
Data: Course datas sets through the link: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wqmeeker/stat533stuff/CourseReliabilityDataSets.zip
Software: JMP 30-day free trial copy through the link: http://www.jmp.com/software/try-jmp.shtml?ref=nav.
Data: Data for course exercises can be accessed
- Please note you need to create a SAS profile to login. The
software will also be availble by DVD or memory stick at the course,
with activation via the internent. Attendees without administrative
rights should get the software loaded ahead of time or bring their
- System adminstrators please note that JMP version 11 has received
an Army Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and is on the Air Force
AFNIC approved Electronic Product List (EPL). JMP 11 is current being
tested for Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) certification.
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