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Solutions & Success Stories Video List

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Reliability Software: THE SYNTHESIS PLATFORM
Created with your business needs in mind, Synthesis is an integrated reliability platform that can unite any or all of ReliaSoft's 'best-in-class' reliability engineering applications into a powerful, easy-to-deploy, enterprise-capable, integrated reliability solution.

Subtitles Available: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and German
 

The International Applied Reliability Symposium (ARS)
ARS provides a forum for expert presenters from industry and government to come together with reliability engineering practitioners from all over the world to discuss the application of reliability engineering principles to meet real world challenges.
 

A Preview of Reliability 3.0 and the Synthesis Platform
Reliability 3.0 is a new DFR-focused and cradle-to-grave approach to reliability that minimizes both the time-to-market and reliability program costs while simultaneously maximizing the achieved reliability.

New in Version 10 (Coming Soon!): The Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP)
New in Synthesis Version 10 (Coming Soon!), the Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP) opens up the Synthesis Platform, and your work in the platform, to your whole organization.

 

ReliaSoft Success Story: Creating and Presenting Accelerated Life Tests
Harland MacKenzie of Dana Thermal Products discusses how ReliaSoft's Weibull++ and ALTA software tools helped him perform complex analyses quickly and effectively. Harland also discusses how ReliaSoft's applications make presenting results to management fast and easy.
 

ReliaSoft Success Story: Integrating FMEA Activities Across the Organization
John Gebhard of Rolls-Royce Corporation discusses how ReliaSoft's Xfmea software and the Synthesis Platform helped integrate FMEA activities across the organization. John also discusses how ReliaSoft's applications allowed Rolls-Royce to reduce system-wide redundancies and reduce the load of their FMEAS by 40 to 50 percent.
 

ReliaSoft Success Story: Lowering the Failure Rates of Complex Networks
Charles Bradley of Charter Communications discusses how ReliaSoft's BlockSim software helped him improve reliability practices and lower the failure rates of complex networks. Charles also shared how the connectivity of the Synthesis Platform allowed him to easily transfer data from one ReliaSoft application to another.
 

ReliaSoft Success Story: Analyzing Failure Data to Reduce Test Times
John Martz of Hill-Rom discusses how ReliaSoft's Weibull++ has enabled his organization to confidently meet safety requirements, reduce risk, and minimize testing time and costs.

 


Synthesis Video List

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Synthesis Overview Videos

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Reliability Software: THE SYNTHESIS PLATFORM
Created with your business needs in mind, Synthesis is an integrated reliability platform that can unite any or all of ReliaSoft's 'best-in-class' reliability engineering applications into a powerful, easy-to-deploy, enterprise-capable, integrated reliability solution.

Subtitles Available: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and German
 

New in Version 10 (Coming Soon!): The Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP)
New in Synthesis Version 10 (Coming Soon!), the Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP) opens up the Synthesis Platform, and your work in the platform, to your whole organization.

 

A Preview of Reliability 3.0 and the Synthesis Platform
Reliability 3.0 is a new DFR-focused and cradle-to-grave approach to reliability that minimizes both the time-to-market and reliability program costs while simultaneously maximizing the achieved reliability.

An Inside Look at Reliability 3.0 and the Synthesis Platform (Part 1/5)
Watch a live recording of the entire Reliability 3.0 Seminar, and learn about a new Design for Reliability (DFR) process that revolutionizes how we approach reliability engineering and how the Synthesis Platform enables this approach.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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Synthesis Software Tool Tip Videos

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Communicating with Other Synthesis Users
The Synthesis Platform is designed to facilitate collaboration between engineers with different responsibilities and expertise, ensuring that each part of the reliability program is performed by the most qualified people and allowing the team to leverage information from other practitioners.

Local vs. Global Resources
With Synthesis applications, you can create resources that allow you to share reliability, maintainability and other types of information between analyses. By default, resources are available for use only in the project where they were created, but you can make a resource global.

Shared Features and Data
A Synthesis repository can contain many different kinds of reliability analyses, all stored together in the same database that can be accessed simultaneously by multiple users.

 

What is a Universal Reliability Definition (URD)?
In Synthesis applications, universal reliability definitions (URDs) are complex resources used to represent sets of properties that can include failure behavior and maintenance tasks.

 

Using the Quick Parameter Estimator to Build Models
The Quick Parameter Estimator (QPE) helps you to estimate the parameters of a distribution based on information you have about the behavior over time. This can be the time-to-failure, time-to-repair, time for a maintenance crew to arrive, etc.

Configuring a Synthesis Application's Workspace
In all Synthesis applications, the View tab on the Ribbon provides many options for adjusting the workspace to fit your particular needs.

 

Restoring Deleted Projects from the Recycle Bin
In Synthesis desktop applications, the recycle bin provides a temporary storage location for deleted projects, and gives you a chance to restore the project to its original location if needed.

 

Changing the Project Owner
In a Synthesis repository with login security enabled, the project owner has full permissions over the project regardless of any other project security settings or item permissions that may be in place. This includes the ability to edit the project properties, add/edit/delete project items and resources, lock and unlock, set security settings, create restore points and delete the project.

Search or View Analyses from Multiple Projects
Starting in Version 10 of the Synthesis Platform, you can search for a particular analysis across all projects in a database and even view analyses from multiple projects at the same time.

Getting a Closer Look at Plots
For plots in most Synthesis desktop applications, if you need to take a closer look at part of your plot, there are several ways that you can zoom in.


Weibull++ Video List

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Weibull++ Quick Start Guide Videos

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Quick Start Guide Chapter 1: Introduction to Weibull++/ALTA
This is the Introduction tutorial to all Weibull++/ALTA Quick Start Guide videos. This video models different approaches to the accurate execution of the examples within Quick Start Guide videos, and where to find helpful files.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 2: Life Data Analysis
In life data analysis, the goal is to model and understand the failure rate behavior of a particular item, process or product. The models are built by taking the observed 'life' data, which can be obtained either from the field or from in-house testing.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 3: Degradation Analysis
In this video, you will use a degradation analysis folio to analyze the measurements of an LED lamp's decreasing light output.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 4: Design of Reliability Tests
Weibull++ includes a number of test design tools that provide ways to design reliability tests and evaluate/compare proposed test designs. In this chapter, you will work with the three tools available in the Test Design folio, starting with the Reliability Demonstration Test tool.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 5: Warranty Analysis
In this chapter, you will extract life data from warranty returns records, and then compare the results obtained from the field data to the results obtained from an in-house reliability test.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 6: Target Reliability Estimation
Use cost factors to estimate the target reliability for product and calculate the return on an investment intended to reach that reliability.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 7: Stress-Strength Comparison
In this chapter, you will estimate the reliability of a product based on the strength of the material and the stress it will experience.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 8: Competing Failure Modes Analysis
In this chapter, you will work with a product that experiences multiple failure modes and explore two ways to perform the analysis.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 9: Parametric Recurrent Data Analysis
In this chapter, you will perform parametric recurrent event data analysis in order to estimate the number of spare parts that will be needed to maintain a repairable system.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 10: Event Log Data Analysis
In this chapter, you will learn how to use Weibull++'s event log folio to convert maintenance logs into times-to-failure data, and then perform basic life data analysis.

 

Weibull++ Application Example Videos

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Complete and Right Censored Data Analysis
Ten identical units are reliability tested at the same application and operation stress levels for 120 hours. The objective is to use the complete and right censored data from the test to determine the unreliability for a mission duration of 226 hours and the warranty time for a reliability of 85%.
 

Analyzing Complete Data
Six units are tested to failure. The objective is to use the complete data from the analysis to obtain a probability plot with 90% 2-sided confidence bounds and a pdf plot.

 

Analyzing Sudden Death Data
The reliability requirement for a new roller assembly is a reliability of 95% for 50,000 cycles at a 70% lower one-sided confidence level. The objective is to demonstrate this reliability goal through testing.
 

Degradation Analysis
Using Weibull++'s degradation analysis folio and Quick Calculation Pad (QCP), determine the B10 life for turbine blades using degradation analysis with an exponential model for the extrapolation.

 

Warranty Analysis
Using the warranty analysis folio, determine the parameters for a 2-parameter Weibull distribution and predict the number of products from each of the three shipment periods that will be returned under warranty in October.
 

Factory Equipment Failure Log
Using Weibull++'s event log folio, determine the failure and repair distributions of machinery on a product line.

 

Non-Parametric Life Data Analysis
A group of 55 units are put on a life test during which the units are evaluated every 50 hours. Use the simple actuarial method to determine reliability estimates for each failure time.

 

Non-Parametric Recurrent Event Data Analysis
Repairs are tracked on automatic transmissions in a sample of 34 cars in a preproduction road test. The objective is to determine the mean cumulative number of repairs per car by 24,000 test miles (equivalently 5.5 x 24,000 = 132,000 customer miles).
 

Parametric Recurrent Event Data Analysis
The repairs made to a system are tracked over a period of time. Each repair is capable of addressing any damage accumulated up to the time of the current failure. The objective is to determine how effective the repairs are.
 

Competing Failure Modes Analysis
An electronic component has two failure modes. The objective of this test is to determine the overall reliability for the component at 100,000 cycles.

 

Failure Modes RBD Analysis
The objective is to analyze each data set using the 2-parameter Weibull distribution with MLE and to determine the lower 1-sided 90% confidence bound on the reliability of a particular component at 100 hours.
 

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Weibull++ Software Tool Tip Videos

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Identifying Different Types of Data Points in Weibull++
In the Synthesis version of Weibull++, you can apply different font colors to the data points based on either the data type or subset ID.


Creating an Overlay Plot for Different Data Sheets in the Same Folio
In many Synthesis applications, overlay plots make it easy to display multiple analyses together in the same plot. These plots have many potential applications for comparing analyses and presenting your findings to others.

Obtaining Plots and Results from a Reliability Model
The Weibull++ /ALTA and RGA desktop applications all give you the flexibility to generate plots and calculate metrics based on a specified model without entering data.


Setting the Plot Color
In Weibull++/ALTA standard and degradation folios, you can specify which color to always use for a particular data set in any plot where it's used.


ALTA Video List

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ALTA Quick Start Guide Videos

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Quick Start Guide Chapter 1: Introduction to Weibull++/ALTA
This is the Introduction tutorial to all Weibull++/ALTA Quick Start Guide videos. This video models different approaches to the accurate execution of the examples within Quick Start Guide videos, and where to find helpful files.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 11: ALTA with One Stress
In this chapter, you will use the ALTA standard folio to perform the simplest kind of accelerated life testing data analysis.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 12: ALTA with Two Stresses
In this chapter, you will perform a test with two accelerated stresses and use the ALTA standard folio to analyze the resulting data.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 13: ALTA with Time-Dependent Stress Profiles
In this chapter, you will perform accelerated life testing data analysis on a product with time-dependent use stress conditions.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 14: Accelerated Degradation Analysis
In this chapter, you will work with degradation measurements obtained at accelerated stress levels and use the ALTA degradation folio to estimate the product's life characteristics under normal stress conditions.
 

ALTA Application Example Videos

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Voltage Step-Stress
An electronic component is subjected to a voltage stress, starting at 2 V (use stress level) and increasing to 7 V in stepwise increments.

 

Accelerated Demonstration Test
To save time and money, the manufacturer develops an accelerated life test designed to provide the desired reliability results in a shorter period of time than would be possible with a test performed under normal stress conditions.
 

Accelerated Degradation Analysis
Assuming that the product's normal use temperature is 20ºC (or 293 K), determine the shelf life of the product via an accelerated degradation test. For the purpose of this analysis, 'shelf life' is defined as the time by which 10% of the products will have a QM that is out of compliance.
 

Automotive Part Test
Consider a test in which multiple stresses are applied simultaneously to a particular automotive part in order to precipitate failures more quickly than they would occur under normal use conditions.

 

Using Indicator Variables
ALTA PRO provides the general log-linear life-stress relationship, which allows you to analyze up to eight stress types and specify an underlying relationship for each stress.

 

Stability/Shelf Life Study
A specific consumer product is made up of three main ingredients that have a characteristic that may or may not change with time. A quantitative measure of a characteristic can be obtained, and this measure must be within a specified range for compliance.
 

Accelerated Life Test Plan
A reliability group in a semiconductor company is planning an accelerated test for an electronic device. The purpose of the accelerated test is to estimate the B10 life of the device under normal use conditions.
 

Multiple Time-Varying Stresses
The cumulative damage model allows you to analyze accelerated life testing data with up to eight time-dependent stresses. In this example, we consider such a case and look at how to create stress profiles in which stress is a function of time.
 

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ALTA Software Tool Tip Videos

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Creating an Overlay Plot for Different Data Sheets in the Same Folio
In many Synthesis applications, overlay plots make it easy to display multiple analyses together in the same plot. These plots have many potential applications for comparing analyses and presenting your findings to others.

Obtaining Plots and Results from a Reliability Model
The Weibull++ /ALTA and RGA desktop applications all give you the flexibility to generate plots and calculate metrics based on a specified model without entering data.


Setting the Plot Color
In Weibull++/ALTA standard and degradation folios, you can specify which color to always use for a particular data set in any plot where it's used.


DOE++ Video List

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DOE++ Quick Start Guide Videos

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Quick Start Guide Chapter 1: Introduction to DOE++
This is the Introduction tutorial to all DOE++ Quick Start Guide videos. This video shows you how to use the Quick Start Guide and where to find the sample files.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 2: One Factor Design for Comparison
In this chapter, you will use the standard design folio in DOE++ to create a one factor design. In the process of creating the design, you'll perform a "power study" to determine the best sample size to use (i.e., the number of replicates for the design).
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 3: Factorial Design for Screening
In this chapter, you will use the standard design folio to create a two level fractional factorial design, which you will use to screen six factors. After you use a residuals plot to look for problematic data points, you'll use the analysis results to isolate the important factors.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 4: Response Surface Method for Optimization
In this chapter, you'll use the standard design folio in DOE++ to create an RSM design for investigating the relationship between four factors and a response.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 5: Robust Parameter Design
In this chapter, you'll use the robust design folio in DOE++ to create a robust parameter design that will help you investigate the relationship between a set of factors and the variation in yield from an oil extraction process.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 6: Taguchi OA Design for Screening
In this chapter, you'll use the standard design folio to create a Taguchi OA design. The goal is to determine which of four factors have a significant effect on a response that follows a lognormal distribution. To use this distribution, you'll apply the reliability DOE methodology.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 7: Optimization Using Historical Data
In this chapter, you will analyze historical data using the free form folio and use the results to investigate the relationship between the significant factors and the response.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 8: Custom Optimal Design
In this chapter, you'll create a general full factorial experiment design. Then you'll use the Optimal Design tool to customize the design given constraints on the number of runs available and the factor level combinations that are feasible.
 

DOE++ Software Tool Tip Videos

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Publishing a Model Based on a Reliability DOE Analysis
Starting in Version 9, you can publish models from DOE++ based on the results of a reliability DOE (R-DOE) analysis. The models then become available for use in other Synthesis applications (e.g., BlockSim or Xfmea) to represent the reliability of a component or assembly.
 

Avoiding Aliasing Interactions in Taguchi OA Designs
The Synthesis version of DOE++ now provides the Specify Interaction Terms window, which helps you assign factors to columns in the orthogonal array in a way that will not alias main effects or any of the selected interaction terms with any other terms.
 


RGA Video List

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RGA Quick Start Guide Videos

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Quick Start Guide Chapter 1: Introduction to RGA
This is the Introduction tutorial to all RGA Quick Start Guide videos. This video models different approaches to the accurate execution of the examples within Quick Start Guide videos, and where to find helpful files.

Quick Start Guide Chapter 2: Duane Model
This video will introduce the Duane model, one of the most frequently used models, based on a 1964 article by J.T. Duane titled 'Learning Curve Approach to Reliability Monitoring.'

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 3: Crow‐AMSAA (NHPP) Model
In this video, you'll analyze the data from the last chapter, but using the Crow-AMSAA model instead. Then you'll use reports and overlay plots to compare the results to those of the Duane analysis.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 4.1: Crow Extended for Failure Times Data
In this video, you will apply the Crow Extended model to the Failure Times data type. The Failure Times data type is used when a single system is being tested and the exact times of each failure are known.

Quick Start Guide Chapter 4.2: Crow Extended for Mixed Data
In this video, you will apply the Crow Extended model to the Discrete - Mixed data type. The Discrete - Mixed data type is used for one-shot devices where some test stages (i.e., system configurations) may have only one trial and other stages may have multiple trials.

Quick Start Guide Chapter 4.3: Crow Extended for Multiple Systems with Event Codes
In this video, you will apply the Crow Extended model to the Multiple Systems with Event Codes data type. The Multiple Systems with Event Codes data type is used when multiple systems are tested, and information about the exact times of the failures and fixes are known.

Quick Start Guide Chapter 5: Multi‐Phase Test Planning and Management
In this video, you'll use RGA's growth planning folio to develop an effective reliability growth test management plan for a multi-phase test.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 6: Repairable Systems Analysis
This video demonstrates some of the analysis results and plots that can be obtained when you use the power law model to analyze data from multiple repairable systems operating in the field.

 

RGA Software Tool Tip Videos

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Creating an Overlay Plot for Different Data Sheets in the Same Folio
In many Synthesis applications, overlay plots make it easy to display multiple analyses together in the same plot. These plots have many potential applications for comparing analyses and presenting your findings to others.

Obtaining Plots and Results from a Reliability Model
The Weibull++ /ALTA and RGA desktop applications all give you the flexibility to generate plots and calculate metrics based on a specified model without entering data.


BlockSim Video List

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BlockSim Quick Start Guide Videos

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Quick Start Guide Chapter 1: Introduction to BlockSim
This is the Introduction tutorial to all BlockSim Quick Start Guide videos. This video models different approaches to the accurate execution of the examples within Quick Start Guide videos, and where to find helpful files.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 2: Simple Analytical RBDs
In this chapter, you will perform system reliability analysis for a standard desktop computer using analytical RBDs. The objective of system reliability analysis is to create a model for the reliability of the system based on the reliability models of lower level items.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 3: Using Subdiagrams in Analytical Calculation
In this chapter, you will examine the same computer system from the previous chapter in greater detail using subdiagrams.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 4: Improving Reliability
In this chapter, you will work with a storage area network that includes the computer system from previous examples in a complex configuration.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 5: Dependencies
In this chapter, you will work with two types of dependencies: load sharing configurations and standby configurations.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 6: Simulation Diagrams
Simulation diagrams can take into account repair and restoration actions, including behaviors of crews, spare part pools, throughput, etc. These actions mean that the age of system components is no longer uniform, nor is the operation time of the system continuous.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 7: Events and Conditions
A maintenance group is a set of blocks where some event within the group can trigger either maintenance or state changes for one or more blocks, either within the group or outside of it.

 

BlockSim Software Tool Tip Videos

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Changing the Appearance of Lines in BlockSim
The lines between blocks in BlockSim diagrams are called connectors. The default appearance of the new connectors that you add to a diagram will be determined by the settings in the Diagram Style window.
 

Using Batch Mode in BlockSim
The Synthesis version of BlockSim offers a simulation batch mode, which allows you to simulate multiple diagrams consecutively, without user input between simulations.

 

Grouping Maintenance Tasks in BlockSim
In previous versions of BlockSim, item group numbers allowed you to assign blocks to a group so that their maintenance would be performed together. In the Synthesis version, the maintenance groups used in BlockSim allow you to do this plus a great deal more.
 

Determining the Sequence of Standby Units
In the Synthesis version of BlockSim, when a container is used to model a standby configuration, the standby blocks will be activated one at a time as needed.

 

Configuring Maintenance Phases in BlockSim
In BlockSim, phase diagrams represent scenarios in which a system may undergo changes over time. The sequential stages in the operation of the system are represented using two types of blocks: operational phase blocks and maintenance phase blocks.
 

Using BlockSim Simulation Results in RENO Flowcharts
RENO offers a resource called a simulation definition, which lets you trigger simulation of a BlockSim diagram from within a RENO flowchart and use results from the simulation in the flowchart.
 


RENO Video List

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RENO Quick Start Guide Videos

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Quick Start Guide Chapter 1: Introduction to RENO
This is the Introduction tutorial to all RENO Quick Start Guide videos. This video models different approaches to the accurate execution of the examples within Quick Start Guide videos, and where to find helpful files.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 2: Working in RENO
This chapter introduces the simulation terminology (simulations, runs and analyses) used in all RENO documentation, and provides basic information about the resources and blocks that can be used to build flowcharts.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 3: A Simple Example
This simple first example explores how component variability might affect the quality/reliability of the assembled product. The example introduces standard blocks, models, equations, conditional blocks and result storage blocks in the process of building a simple RENO flowchart.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 4: Reliability - Stress-Strength Analysis
In this chapter, you will estimate the probability of failure of a product by comparing the strength of its material vs. the stress it will experience.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 5: Reliability - Failure and Usage Distribution
This example explores the effect of the usage rate (load) on the life of a product — a common application both during development and for fielded systems.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 6: Reliability - Calculate Instantaneous Availability
This example demonstrates how to calculate the instantaneous availability — a common application in repairable systems analysis. You will build a more advanced flowchart that introduces flag markers and go-to-flag blocks to create a loop in the simulation.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 7: Optimization - Preventive Maintenance
In this chapter, you will calculate the optimum preventive maintenance time, a common application in repairable systems analysis and maintenance planning. The example introduces the multiple analyses feature as a way to minimize or maximize a selected value.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 8: Optimization - Evaluating Shuttle Routes
This chapter demonstrates another way in which RENO flowcharts can be used to explore optimization questions.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 9: Risk Analysis - Event Tree for Risk of Fire Damage
Event trees are analyses that help you to examine the possible outcomes of a series of subsequent events and trace the pivotal events that lead to a specific end result. In this chapter, you will explore two ways to create event trees in RENO.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 10: Risk Analysis - Investing in Protection Measures
This chapter uses a fun example (whether or not to purchase a lock for your gym locker) to demonstrate how to estimate the costs of different probabilistic scenarios. The example introduces subcharts, and provides more practice with building custom equations.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 11: Financial Analysis - Life Cycle Costs
This chapter demonstrates a set of flexible flowchart models that can be used to calculate life cycle costs based on a variety of different possible inputs.

 

RENO Software Tool Tip Videos

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Highlighting Results in a RENO Flowchart
In a RENO flowchart, you can use conditional formatting to mark the result storage blocks so it's easy to see when they meet certain conditions.

 

Make RENO Flowcharts Easier to Maintain and Debug
Complex flowcharts that are easy to maintain and debug are a result of careful planning and good design. This video provides some general tips for designing RENO flowcharts.

 

Using BlockSim Simulation Results in RENO Flowcharts
RENO offers a resource called a simulation definition, which lets you trigger simulation of a BlockSim diagram from within a RENO flowchart and use results from the simulation in the flowchart.
 


Lambda Predict Video List

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Lambda Predict Quick Start Guide Videos

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Quick Start Guide Chapter 1: Introduction to Lambda Predict
This is the Introduction tutorial to all Lambda Predict Quick Start Guide videos. This video shows you how to use the Quick Start Guide and where to find the sample files.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 2: MIL-217 Standard
Lambda Predict supports both the part stress and parts count methods defined in the MIL-HDBK-217F reliability prediction standard (Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment). In this chapter, you will use the MIL-217 reliability prediction standard to perform part stress analysis.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 3: Bellcore and Telcordia Standards
In this chapter, you will use the Telcordia Issue 3 standard to perform an analysis for a new speaker system and explore the three prediction methods provided by the standard: Black Box method, integrating test data, and integrating field data.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 4: FIDES Standard
In this chapter, you will use the FIDES 2009 reliability prediction standard to perform an analysis for a new antenna system.
 
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 5: NSWC-07 Standard
The NSWC-07 reliability prediction standard provides reliability prediction models for mechanical components, such as seals, springs, pumps, valves, brakes and more. In this chapter, you will use the NSWC standard to perform an analysis for a new mechanical system.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 6: Custom Report Templates
In addition to the basic report templates that are included with Lambda Predict, the software also makes it easy to create, manage and share your own custom report templates. This chapter provides instructions for creating new report templates and generating print-ready reports.
 

Lambda Predict Software Tool Tip Videos

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Performing Life Cycle Audits for FIDES Predictions
The 250-question life cycle audit recommended by the FIDES 2009 guide is built in to the Synthesis version of Lambda Predict. This means that you can easily perform the audits, calculate the resulting pi process factor and then incorporate the results into the reliability prediction — all from within the same application.
 

Identifying the Least Reliable Components in a System
The least reliable components in a system have the biggest impact on overall system reliability. If the reliability of a system is to be improved, the most efficient way to prioritize the analysis is to first identify and then improve the weakest assemblies or components. In Lambda Predict, you can use the Highlight tool to easily identify which items have the lowest reliability.


Xfmea Video List

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Xfmea Quick Start Guide Videos

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Quick Start Guide Chapter 1: Introduction to Xfmea/RCM++
This is the Introduction tutorial to all the Xfmea/RCM++ Quick Start Guide videos. This video explains where you can find the example files that ship with the software, and it describes how you can use these files to help you work through the examples in the videos.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 2: Working in Xfmea/RCM++
This chapter provides some general information about the Xfmea/RCM++ interface that may be helpful to understand before you start working through the examples that begin in Chapter 3.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 3: The DFR Planner
Design for Reliability (DFR) is a process in which a set of reliability engineering practices are utilized early in a product's design and integrated into the entire product development cycle.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 4: System Hierarchy and Risk Discovery
This chapter shows how to define the system configuration directly within the software interface, and demonstrates how to perform preliminary risk assessments using a series of yes/no questions designed to determine whether further analysis may be beneficial.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 5: Performing Design FMEAs
This chapter demonstrates the process for performing DFMEAs and recording the analysis data in the software. The basic analysis process would be very similar for PFMEAs, although the underlying analysis assumptions, RPN rating scales, etc. would be different.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 6: FMRA - Reliability Estimation
The innovative failure modes and reliability analysis (FMRA) tool in Xfmea/RCM++ enables you to use the information from the system hierarchy and FMEAs to perform a variety of reliability-related analyses.
 

Xfmea Software Tool Tip Videos

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Using the Change Log in Xfmea and RCM++
In Xfmea and RCM++, you can use a change log with your FMEA or functional failure analyses to track the specific changes that were made since the change log was activated. With the release of Version 8 and above, you can also apply a change log to a DVP&R analysis.
 

Sharing Process Information in Xfmea and RCM++
The software's flexible synchronization functionality provides several different ways to share data between these related analyses, depending on your organization's specific processes and needs. This tip provides an example of one possible workflow.
 

Using FMEA Block Diagrams to Define the Scope of Analysis
In Xfmea/RCM++/RBI an FMEA block diagram is a visible depiction of the system or assembly that will be analyzed in a design FMEA.

 

Using the Same FMEA in Multiple Places
Starting in Version 10, Xfmea, RCM++ and RBI now include the ability to use the same FMEA in more than one location in the same database. Any item in the system hierarchy can have one local FMEA and/or one or more linked FMEAs.
 


RCM++ Video List

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RCM++ Quick Start Guide Videos

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Quick Start Guide Chapter 1: Introduction to Xfmea/RCM++
This is the Introduction tutorial to all the Xfmea/RCM++ Quick Start Guide videos. This video explains where you can find the example files that ship with the software, and it describes how you can use these files to help you work through the examples in the videos.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 2: Working in Xfmea/RCM++
This chapter provides some general information about the Xfmea/RCM++ interface that may be helpful to understand before you start working through the examples that begin in Chapter 3.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 3: The DFR Planner
Design for Reliability (DFR) is a process in which a set of reliability engineering practices are utilized early in a product's design and integrated into the entire product development cycle.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 4: System Hierarchy and Risk Discovery
This chapter shows how to define the system configuration directly within the software interface, and demonstrates how to perform preliminary risk assessments using a series of yes/no questions designed to determine whether further analysis may be beneficial.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 5: Performing Design FMEAs
This chapter demonstrates the process for performing DFMEAs and recording the analysis data in the software. The basic analysis process would be very similar for PFMEAs, although the underlying analysis assumptions, RPN rating scales, etc. would be different.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 6: FMRA - Reliability Estimation
The innovative failure modes and reliability analysis (FMRA) tool in Xfmea/RCM++ enables you to use the information from the system hierarchy and FMEAs to perform a variety of reliability-related analyses.
 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 7: FMRA - Maintenance Planning
This chapter presents an example in which these simulation results are used to estimate the availability and operating costs that can be expected from a specified maintenance strategy.

 

Quick Start Guide Chapter 8: Traditional RCM Analysis for a Conveyor Belt
RCM analysis provides a structured framework for analyzing the functions and potential failures for a physical asset in order to develop a scheduled maintenance plan that will provide an acceptable level of operability, with an acceptable level of risk, in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
 

RCM++ Software Tool Tip Videos

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Using the Change Log in Xfmea and RCM++
In Xfmea and RCM++, you can use a change log with your FMEA or functional failure analyses to track the specific changes that were made since the change log was activated. With the release of Version 8 and above, you can also apply a change log to a DVP&R analysis.
 

Sharing Process Information in Xfmea and RCM++
The software's flexible synchronization functionality provides several different ways to share data between these related analyses, depending on your organization's specific processes and needs. This tip provides an example of one possible workflow.
 

Using FMEA Block Diagrams to Define the Scope of Analysis
In Xfmea/RCM++/RBI an FMEA block diagram is a visible depiction of the system or assembly that will be analyzed in a design FMEA.

 

Using the Same FMEA in Multiple Places
Starting in Version 10, Xfmea, RCM++ and RBI now include the ability to use the same FMEA in more than one location in the same database. Any item in the system hierarchy can have one local FMEA and/or one or more linked FMEAs.
 


MPC Video List

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MPC Software Tool Tip Videos

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Generating Task Lists in MPC Analyses
When working with an aircraft systems and powerplant analysis in ReliaSoft's MPC software, you can generate an MSI report that shows only the tasks. Alternatively, you can generate task lists using predefined report forms and/or your own custom-designed report forms.
 


Reliability Education Video List

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Reliability Education Overview Videos

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How to Become an Effective FMEA Practitioner
This video includes detailed instruction of the tools you need to be an effective FMEA practitioner. The in-depth interview with Carl Carlson, an expert on FMEA and reliability programming, provides valuable information and insight.

Overview of Life Data Analysis (Nerdlunch Webinar)
This webinar offers an in-depth explanation of life data analysis and its practical applications. In life data analysis, the practitioner attempts to make predictions about the life of all products in the population by fitting a statistical distribution to life data from a representative sample of units.

An Inside Look at Reliability 3.0 and the Synthesis Platform (Part 1/5)
Watch a live recording of the entire Reliability 3.0 Seminar, and learn about a new Design for Reliability (DFR) process that revolutionizes how we approach reliability engineering and how the Synthesis Platform enables this approach.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5


Partner Content Video List

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What is Design for Reliability - Webinar Recorded on 29 Feb 2012
From this recorded webinar, you will gain an understanding of DFR and learn how reliability engineering tools and techniques, such as FMEA, Design of Experiments, Weibull Analysis and Accelerated Testing, can be successfully integrated into your product development cycle.
 

10 Common Mistakes in Fatigue Analysis
The need to understand fatigue life has led to powerful analysis tools and processes that allow engineers to predict and manage product life. Watch this 30-minute video in which nCode experts will steer you clear of common mistakes in fatigue analysis - and talk best practices.
 

Introduction to Fatigue Analysis Theory
This webinar will provide a brief introduction to what fatigue means, what drives fatigue failures, and common methods of durability analysis. This is a great introduction for engineers tasked with validating a design against fatigue criteria, or anyone who wishes to learn more about the engineering practice of fatigue analysis.