UPCOMING WEBINARS

The ASQ Reliability and Risk Division is pleased to present a regular series of reliability, maintainability and risk webinars featuring leading international practitioners, academics, and consultants. Our goal is to provide a forum for the continuing education of reliability professionals. To date we have provided over 150 webinars!

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ASQ RRD Series: Testing Techniques – Making Evidence Based Decisions Testing is a very broad topic. Various types of tests are performed throughout the life cycle of a product or component. These tests range from:
• Pre-production testing
• Audit testing to verify production intent
• Reliability testing once a product is in production

The focus of this presentation will be on reliability testing and to provide an overview of the types of tests that are available, what specific tests are utilized for, and provide examples of successfully implemented tests.

When a product does not perform as expected, the process of finding the reason why is commonly referred to as failure analysis. Materials and components do not really “fail”; they may fracture when overloaded or when corrosion is involved due to an aggressive environment. These failures can be attributed to either design related issues or inappropriate application or use. Therefore, the only “failure” is a failure to meet expectations. Materials characterization and testing is a critical element of the failure analysis process. Categories of the materials characterization testing techniques that will be discussed include:
• Plastics / Polymer Analysis
• Metals Analysis
• Coatings / Surface Analysis
• Corrosion Analysis
14 Feb, 201912:00pm EST1 hour
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ASQ RRD Series: Deriving Safety from the Quality and Reliability disciplines Safety is a topic that usually gets lots of attention when it fails. This webinar will discuss Safety, or for the lack of a better term, Unsafety. The objective of the webinar is to clarify the distinctions and dependencies between and among Safety, Reliability and Quality. Material content will include coverage of emerging tools/methodologies intent on improving the prevention of Unsafety in complex systems. 14 Mar, 201912:00pm EDT1 hour
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ASQ RRD Series: An Introduction to Uncertainty Quantification for Reliability & Risk Assessments

10 Jan, 201912:00pm EST1 hour

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Numerical simulations have become the choice approach for performing analytics in many industrial sectors. With the phenomenal growth in computational power and significant advancements made in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software, computer experiments of complex systems are now capable of reducing the dependency and costs of conducting physical experiments. While the prevalence of simulation tools offers unique potential to generate expedient analytics, simulation modeling of complex systems requires Uncertainty Quantification, an advanced analytical methodology capable of generating actionable results.

Uncertainty Quantification is a multi-disciplinary field that brings together statistics, applied mathematics, and computer science to quantify uncertainties in numerical simulations. Like Six Sigma, Uncertainty Quantification makes use of statistical models to find feasible solutions to problems involving variability. However, the two methodologies seek to meet different objectives.

This webinar will begin by introducing the topic of Uncertainty Quantification along with the basic methods and processes used to quantify uncertainties. Illustrative examples will be used to highlight how UQ can enhance Six Sigma.
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Presenter:
Mark Andrews, Ph.D.
Technology Steward
SmartUQ

Dr. Mark Andrews, UQ Technology Steward, is responsible for advising SmartUQ on the industry’s UQ needs and challenges and is the principal investigator for SmartUQ’s project with Probabilistic Analysis Consortium for Engines (PACE) developed and managed by Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI). He recently received the award for best training at 2018 the Conference on Advancing Analysis & Simulation in Engineering (CAASE). Before SmartUQ, Dr. Andrews spent 15 years at Caterpillar where he worked as Senior Research Engineer, Engineering Specialist in Corporate Reliability, and Senior Engineer.

ASQ RRD Series: Testing Techniques – Making Evidence Based Decisions

14 Feb, 201912:00pm EST1 hour

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Testing is a very broad topic. Various types of tests are performed throughout the life cycle of a product or component. These tests range from:
• Pre-production testing
• Audit testing to verify production intent
• Reliability testing once a product is in production

The focus of this presentation will be on reliability testing and to provide an overview of the types of tests that are available, what specific tests are utilized for, and provide examples of successfully implemented tests.

When a product does not perform as expected, the process of finding the reason why is commonly referred to as failure analysis. Materials and components do not really “fail”; they may fracture when overloaded or when corrosion is involved due to an aggressive environment. These failures can be attributed to either design related issues or inappropriate application or use. Therefore, the only “failure” is a failure to meet expectations. Materials characterization and testing is a critical element of the failure analysis process. Categories of the materials characterization testing techniques that will be discussed include:
• Plastics / Polymer Analysis
• Metals Analysis
• Coatings / Surface Analysis
• Corrosion Analysis