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Title: An evaluation of failure modes and effects analysis generation method for conceptual design
Authors: Teoh, Ping C.
Case, Keith
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
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
Abstract: 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.
Description: 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.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/0951192042000273122
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/24586
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0951192042000273122
ISSN: 1362-3052
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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