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Using Reliability Allocation Analysis to Set Component Specifications

One of the most common challenges in reliability engineering is translating reliability requirements at the system level to requirements at the component level. This effort is challenging because it involves allocating reliability to components so that the system performance goal is met while at the same time considering development costs, design complexities, supplier issues, etc. This article describes the allocation analysis methods available in BlockSim 8 and provides an example of how, given a system reliability goal, one can flow reliability requirements all the way down to the component level.


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Pantelis Vassiliou, ReliaSoft's founder and CEO, will be the keynote speaker at John Deere’s Reliability User Group Conference on September 19th, 2012 in Waterloo, Iowa. Pantelis has overseen the research and development of new tools, theories and approaches for advancing reliability methodologies, and has personally taught, lectured and acted as a consultant for thousands of reliability engineers and hundreds of companies in over forty countries. ReliaSoft is pleased to share our insight and tools to empower the reliability professional.


ReliaSoft at SMRP’s Annual Conference

ReliaSoft staff will be in attendance again this year at the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Annual Conference on October 15 - 18, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. When you get a chance, please stop by our booth (#111). We have some new software features to show you related to asset management supported by reliability engineering. If you are not familiar with the SMRP Annual Conference, you can learn more from


Deadline to Submit 2013 ARS Europe Presentation Proposals

The Applied Reliability Symposium comes to Europe only once a year — do not miss your opportunity to be a presenter in Berlin, Germany in April 2013! The ARS Europe proposal deadline is November 2, 2012. Presentation topics should be based on practical reliability and quality engineering practices derived from real-life experience. The primary author for each presentation delivered at the Symposium will receive complimentary registration to the event and the opportunity to win one of the Excellent Presentation Awards. To download the proposal submission form, please visit


ASQ Reliability Division's Chinese Webinar Series

Dr. Harry Guo, ReliaSoft's Director of Theoretical Development, has recently been invited to present for the ASQ Reliability Division's Chinese Webinar Series: Sample Size Issues on Reliability Test Design. To read more about Dr. Guo’s research interests, you can visit

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