North America

2017 ARS North America

Program of Presentations and Tutorials

This matrix presents the program of the presentations, tutorials and other events planned for the 2017 ARS North America. You can choose to attend presentations in any of the three tracks. The Red and Blue rooms offer presentations on a wide variety of reliability topics. The Green room features topics related more specifically to durability and fatigue.

Optional Free Session: On Monday, June 12, we are offering complimentary sessions in reliability and durability/fatigue (10:00 am to 3:00 pm). The sessions are open to the public (ARS registration is not required). However, seating is limited, so you must reserve your spot in advance: Free Reliability Session | Free Durability/Fatigue Session


  Tuesday - June 13th Wednesday - June 14th Thursday - June 15th
2017 Blue Room Red Room Green Room Blue Room Red Room Green Room Blue Room Red Room Green Room
7:00-8:30 Registration  
8:30-9:00 Welcome Address Attendance Certificates Issued
9:00-9:15 15 Minute Break  
9:15-10:15 Keynote Address
Applied Reliability – Knowing What and How to Implement
Klaus Blache - University of Tennessee
Relianomics Growth: One of the Most Important Metrics

Stan Stephenson
From Safety Requirements to System Topology and Reliability Requirements

Amnon Ganot
Gertron Ltd
Engine Dynamometer Durability Testing Correlation with Customer Usage

Mohammad Hijawi
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Turning Test Failures into Success

Harland MacKenzie
Dana - Power Technology Group
Culture Change: From Risk to Reliability Through a Proven RCM Approach

Alan Ross
HALT Fixturing – Theory and Practical Examples

Neill Doertenbach
Qualmark Corporation
10:15-10:30 15 Minute Break
10:30-11:30 Blue-S1
Reliability of Moonshots

Celine Geiger
Once Upon a Time-Based Failure Mode

Melanie Cox
GE Aviation
Surrogate-Based Reliability Assessment of Structures Under Fatigue Loading

Azadeh Keshtgar
Technical Data Analysis, Inc.
Approach for "One-Shot Device" Reliability Analysis

Rahul Patil
Eli Lilly and Company
FMEAs- Half the Time with Improved Effectiveness

Fred Smith
Eaton Corporation
Improving Durability of a Complex Fielded System

Daniel Farley
HBM Prenscia
A Practical Procedure for Bayesian Analysis of Reliability Data

Vasiliy Krivtsov
Ford Motor Company
Application of Reliability Concepts in Asset Management

Juan Vazquez
PPL Corporation
Developing a Temperature Cycling Test for Power Electronics Units Subject to a Very Large Number of Power Cycles in the Field

Andre Kleyner
Delphi Electronics & Safety
11:30-1:00 1 Hour 30 Minute Lunch Break (Provided by the Hotel)
1:00-2:00 Blue-S2
Designing an Effective DVP&R Process for Ensuring Product Reliability

Edward Myzienski
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Linking 8D Problem Solving to Improving the DFMEA Process

David Ruether
John Deere
Life Test Correlation Using Simulation Aided/Simulation Guided Testing Methods

James McLeish
DfR Solutions
Reliability Improvement of Coolant Joints through Design of Experiments using Life Data

Corey Isaak
CNH Industrial
A Practical Approach for Determining Sample Sizes

Tearesa Wegscheid
HBM Prenscia
Using DOE to Quantify the Influence of Process Variables on Vibration Level of a Pipeline Pump Set

Thiago Hiller
Petrobras Transportes
Shifting to a Bayesian Binomial Test Paradigm – A Case Study

Matthew Moseley
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Estimating a Distributed Reliability over a Range of Use Conditions with the Help of an Accelerated Stress Design of Experiment Approach

Ray Gibson
Philips Respironics
2:00-2:20 20 Minute Break
2:20-3:20 Discussion Panel 1
Reliability Test Development

Discussion Panel 2
How Can Reliability Analysis Help Improve Durability Calculations?

Discussion Panel 3
Reliability Planning with Limited Resources

Discussion Panel 4
Durability Test Development

The Application of DfR Processes in the Development of Oilwell Tools

Douglas Lehr
Baker Hughes
Maintainability and Linear Programming, A Quantitative Approach to Asset Allocation

Aron Brall
MAB Consultants
Role of Vibration in Fatigue

Ashwin Rao
HBM Prenscia
3:20-3:40 20 Minute Break  
3:40-5:00 Tutorial 1
Good FMEAs, Bad FMEAs, What’s the Difference?

Carl Carlson
HBM Prenscia Consultant
Tutorial 2
Methods for Accelerating Physical Validation Tests

Kurt Munson
HBM Prenscia
Tutorial 3
Risk Analysis via Monte Carlo Simulation using RENO Software

Umur Yenal
HBM Prenscia
Tutorial 4
Durability Analysis for Accelerated Life Testing Planning

Julio Pulido
ReliaRisk LLC
6:00-8:00 Cocktail Reception
(for attendee and a guest, in the Versailles Foyer)
Hosted Awards Dinner
(for attendee and a guest, in the Monaco Ballroom)

Continuing Education Credit: 1.8 CEUs and 1 CRP Credit