North America

Red Room - Session 2

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Determining the Optimal Soft Life for a Key Component

Safety critical parts are often life limited and have published not to exceed hard lives. These hard lives are determined by engineering analysis and testing. Soft lives are established for economic reasons. The purpose of a soft life is to reduce the total cost of maintenance for key tracked components that exhibit a wear out mode. A case study in determining the soft life of a bearing will be presented.

Key Words: Life Cycle Management, Safety Critical Parts

Tom Ryan


Indianapolis, Indiana