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Title: Failure modes and effects analysis through knowledge modelling
Authors: Teoh, Ping C.
Case, Keith
Editors: Olabi, AG
Hashmi, SJ
Keywords: FMEA
Conceptual design
Knowledge representation
Causal reasoning
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Dublin City University
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
Abstract: 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.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18088
ISBN: 1872327397
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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