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An evaluation of failure modes and effects analysis generation method for conceptual design

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posted on 31.03.2017, 08:23 authored by Ping C. Teoh, Keith CaseKeith Case
Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is used in the manufacturing industry to improve product quality and productivity. However, the traditional approach has many shortcomings that affect its effectiveness and limit its usefulness, especially in the early stages of design. Automating the FMEA report generation process seems to answer some of these problems, and there has been much past and on-going research in this area. However, most of the work is limited to specific applications. This paper proposes a method for FMEA generation for a generic application using minimum information during the conceptual design stage. Prototype software has been created for the proposed method. It has been evaluated using case studies from the design and manufacture of two-way radios. The evaluation revealed the feasibility of the proposal, as well as some weaknesses that need further improvement. Generally, the capability of the method to generate FMEA report with minimum information is demonstrated.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Volume

18

Issue

4

Pages

279 - 293

Citation

TEOH, P.C. 2005. An evaluation of failure modes and effects analysis generation method for conceptual design. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 18 (4), pp.279-293

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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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/

Acceptance date

01/01/2005

Publication date

2005

Notes

This work takes the well-established technique of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and applies it to the early stages of design (making a contribution to life-cycle design). Building on this, current research is looking at incorporating fault diagnosis as part of the design process and the possible use of FMEA techniques in modular design.

ISSN

1362-3052

Language

en

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