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Estimating Failures for a Fleet of Vehicles with Different Configurations

When purchasing a product, it is very common for a customer to have options with regards to what features they get. This is perhaps most evident when purchasing a vehicle. Does the customer buy the base model with very few features, or do they buy a higher-end model that can come with a bigger engine, a turbo, the premium sound system, a sunroof, etc.? As a manufacturer of these vehicles, we are likely interested in not only the reliability/availability of a particular model, but also the overall number of expected failures our maintenance department might see over the warranty period across all vehicles sold in a given time period. In this article, we will discuss a methodology that can be utilized to estimate the average number of failures per vehicle model and also the total number of failures our maintenance team is expected to see.


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ARDC Call for Papers

Take center stage and present at the Applied Reliability and Durability Conference. By presenting, you can gain insight on solutions for your organization and further your own professional development, plus you will receive complimentary registration. For more information, visit:


ARDC Europe will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on April 24 - 26, 2018. Tracks focused on durability and reliability allow you to customize your schedule. Proposals for this exciting event will be accepted until October 26, 2017. For deadlines and forms, visit:


Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Quality Summit

HBM Prenscia will be exhibiting at the AIAG Quality Summit 2017 in Novi, Michigan on September 19 - 20, 2017. Visit us at booth #10017 to talk with our experts and to learn more about reliability and maintenance engineering solutions for the automotive industry. If you're not able to attend the expo, you can learn more about HBM Prenscia's automotive solutions at:


Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Annual Conference

HBM Prenscia will be presenting and exhibiting at the SMRP Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri on October 16 – 19, 2017. Plan on attending our workshop: Practical Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Analysis. Visit us at booth #609 to say hello to the team and talk with our experts to learn more about our maintenance based engineering solutions. We will also be available to discuss some of the valuable time and resource saving software applications available from ReliaSoft and nCode!

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