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Failure modes and effects analysis through knowledge modelling

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posted on 29.06.2015, 15:21 by Ping C. Teoh, Keith CaseKeith Case
Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) is a widely used quality improvement and risk assessment tool in manufacturing. Design and process failures recorded through FMEA provides valuable knowledge for future product and process design. However, the way the knowledge is captured poses considerable difficulties for reuse. This research aims to contribute to the reuse of FMEA knowledge through a knowledge modelling approach. FMEA activities are shifted to the conceptual design stage to avoid costly and difficult design changes at later stages of the design process. An object-oriented approach has been used to create an FMEA model. Functional diagrams have been used for the conceptual model. The FMEA model uses functional reasoning techniques to enable automatic FMEA generation from historical data. The reasoning technique also provides a means for the creation of new knowledge. The automatic generation replaces the traditional brainstorming process for FMEA report creation. The sources of the historical data can be from the previous FMEA, failure reports or from the individual designers.

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School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, AMPT2003 Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, AMPT2003

Volume

1

Pages

619 - 622

Citation

TEOH, P.C. and CASE, K., 2003. Failure modes and effects analysis through knowledge modelling. IN: Olabi, A.G. and Hashmi, M.S.J. (eds). Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, AMPT2003, 8th-11th July 2003, Dublin, Ireland, vol. 1, pp.619-622

Publisher

Dublin City University

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2003

Notes

This is a conference paper.

ISBN

1872327397

Language

en

Location

Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland