Introduction to Weibull Solution Methods PD530946ON

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance Failure modes and effects analysis

Weibull Analysis is the starting point for solving most issues related to product reliability, maintainability, supportability, quality, safety, test planning, and cost control. Weibull Analysis is popular worldwide as the best method for modeling and predicting variability and failure of designs, products, and systems. Instructor Wes Fulton will provide a solid overview of Weibull Solution Methods including an explanation of 16 additional Weibull Analysis capabilities, or Weibull Extensions. This introductory short course should be considered a prerequisite for participation in a Weibull project or for attending additional SAE training that covers advanced Weibull applications.


By participating in this eLearning course, you'll be able to:

  • Determine whether or not the available data is appropriate for a Weibull solution
  • Discuss the background and explain the benefits of Weibull solution methods
  • Create, interpret and evaluate the correctness of a Weibull plot
  • Distinguish between an infant mortality failure issue and a wearout failure issue
  • Forecast events under different maintenance strategies
  • Determine pass/fail criteria in designing a test program
  • Explain 16 additional Weibull analysis capabilities, called Weibull Extensions and locate additional resources

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the 75 minute presentation
  • Integrated knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts
  • Online learning assessment (submit to SAE)
  • Job aid for practical application of the topics covered
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions
  • .2 CEUs*/Certificate of Achievement (upon completion of all course content and a score of 70% or higher on the learning assessment)

*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

Is this On Demand Course for You?

This course is designed for technical personnel and engineers who want to discover the best toolset for continuous improvement at their organization or business. The course will benefit those in any industry including automotive, aerospace, electrical/electronic, transportation, design, manufacturing, test planning, warranty, reliability, quality, liability, value engineering, and management, among others. This course is appropriate for anyone who needs an awareness of Weibull’s basic premises and benefits as well as those who need this foundational knowledge as a prerequisite for additional training toward becoming an expert Weibull practitioner.

If you are seeking a more comprehensive course, consider attending the Weibull-Log Normal Workshop in a three-day classroom setting, led by instructor Wes Fulton.

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James Fulton
James Fulton

Mr. Wes Fulton is the Founder and CEO of Fulton Findings. Prior, he was a program engineer/manager for AiResearch Los Angeles Division, Allied-Signal Aerospace Corporation. As a program engineer for aircraft actuation projects, he had engineering and management responsibility for the Indigenous Defensive Fighter (IDF) leading edge flap actuation system (LEFAS) development and production, the Rockwell/MBB X-31A LEFAS flight test program, and the F-16 Fighting Falcon LEFAS production and deployment support. He co-patented a multi-fuseable shaft (high performance drive train device). Additionally, Mr. Fulton has over 25 years of programming experience as a private programmer and developed SuperSMITH® Visual, WeibullSMITHTM, LogNormSMITHTM, Normal+SMITHTM, Visual*SMITHTM, BiWeibullSMITHTM, and MonteCarloSMITHTM analysis software. He received his B.S.M.E. from Georgia Tech and his M.S.M.E. from California State University at Long Beach.

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