ASTR Conference 2016, 28-30 September,
“Finding the Balance between Testing, Modeling and Analysis to ensure Product Reliability and Safety”
- Dr. William Meeker – Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University
- Dr. Andre Kleyner – Global Reliability Engineering Leader, Delphi
- Dr. Elisabetta Jerome – Technical Advisor, Armament & Weapons Test and Evaluation, United States Air Force (USAF)
Exceeding customer expectations and designing highly reliable products and systems is a complex task that should balance modeling and testing. Failure modes must be identified, modeled and mitigated in order to reduce risk while growing reliability.
- However, what type of testing should be conducted?
- When should modeling be used instead or in conjunction with testing?
- How much testing should be performed?
- What type of evidence should vendors provide in order to ensure reliability requirements?
These are tough questions engineers, analysts and managers face during the design and manufacturing process.
The ASTR 2016 panelists will discuss these important questions.
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||Dr. William Meeker | Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa University
|Dr. William Meeker is Professor of Statistics and Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a past Editor of Technometrics. He is co-author of the books Statistical Methods for Reliability Data with Luis Escobar (1998), and Statistical Intervals with Gerald Hahn (1991), 14 book chapters, and of numerous publications in the engineering and statistical literature. He has won the ASQ Youden prize five times and the ASQ Wilcoxon Prize three times. He was recognized by the ASA with their Best Practical Application Award in 2001 and by the ASQ Statistics Division’s with their W.G. Hunter Award in 2003. In 2007 he was awarded the ASQ Shewhart medal. He won the 2012 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research and the 2014 ASQ Brumbaugh Award. He has done research and consulted extensively on problems in reliability data analysis, warranty analysis, accelerated testing, nondestructive evaluation, and statistical computing.
||Dr. Elisabetta Jerome | Technical Advisor, Armament and Weapons Test and Evaluation, Eglin Air Force, Florida
|Dr. Elisabetta L. “Betta” Jerome, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Technical Advisor, Armament and Weapons Test and Evaluation, Eglin Air Force, Florida. She is the senior technical advisor to the Air Force Test Center Commander and serves as the senior Air Force technical advisor and national/international authority in armament and weapons test and evaluation. Dr Jerome also has responsibility for providing technical advice and guidance to the highest levels of the Air Force, the DoD, as well as nationally-important conventional weapon system development efforts with regard to test infrastructure, test capabilities and best practices, modeling and simulation, and interpretation of test results. Dr. Jerome holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida, Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University.
||Dr. Andre Kleyner | Global Reliability Engineering Leader, Delphi Electronics & Safety
|Andre Kleyner has 30 years of engineering, research, consulting, and managerial experience specializing in reliability of electronic and mechanical systems designed to operate in severe environments. He received the doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland, and Master of Business Administration from Ball State University. Dr. Kleyner is a Global Reliability Engineering Leader with Delphi Electronics & Safety and an adjunct professor at Purdue University. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), a Certified Reliability Engineer, Certified Quality Engineer, and a Six Sigma Black Belt. He also holds several US and foreign patents and authored multiple professional publications including three books on the topics of reliability, statistics, warranty management, and lifecycle cost analysis. Andre Kleyner is also the editor of the Wiley Series in Quality and Reliability Engineering (John Wiley & Sons). For more information please visit www.andre-kleyner.com.