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Integration of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) in the Engineering Design Process


Integration of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) in the Engineering Design Process

Wen, Hua-wei (2013) Integration of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) in the Engineering Design Process. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Integration of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) in the Engineering Design Process

Hua-wei Wen

Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is one of the most practical design tools implemented in the product design to analyze the potential failures and to improve the design. The practice of FMEA is diversified and different approaches are proposed by different organizations and researchers from one application to another. Yet, the question is how to systematically utilize the features of FMEA along with the design process. This thesis aims to integrate different types of FMEA in the design process, which is considered as the mapping between customer requirements, product functions, and design components. These three design elements are the foundation of the integration model proposed in this thesis.

The objective of this thesis is to develop an integration approach of FMEA in the design process. Particularly, an integration framework is developed to integrate FMEA and design process. Then, a step-by-step FMEA-facilitated design process is proposed to apply FMEA along with the design process. In the end, a detailed case study of a smartphone model is conducted to demonstrate and verify the proposed methodology. The expectedly benefits of the proposed methodology are the consistency of failure analysis information, and the utilization of the failure analysis information from one stage to the later stages of the design process.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Wen, Hua-wei
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Quality Systems Engineering
Date:August 2013
Thesis Supervisor(s):Li, Simon
Keywords:Engineering design process, Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), Failure analysis, Smartphone
ID Code:977562
Deposited By: HUA-WEI WEN
Deposited On:25 Nov 2013 19:50
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:44


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