Continuous design FMEA – Proposal for a new perspective on FMEA

DS 75-9: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Design for Harmonies, Vol.9: Design Methods and Tools, Seoul, Korea, 19-22.08.2013

Year: 2013
Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Andrade, Luiz Fernando Segalin de
Series: ICED
Institution: IFSC, Brazil
Page(s): 287-296
ISBN: 978-1-904670-52-0
ISSN: 2220-4334


This paper presents a method that assists in concept evaluation during the conceptual design phase, called the continuous FMEA tool. The use of this tool allows for better execution of integrated design, including the use of concurrent engineering, because it involves a design team in diverse stages of the product lifecycle. The proposed method includes a bibliographical survey regarding the use of the FMEA, and this study lays a theoretical base for the structure of the method. Therefore, we evaluated the method by means of a case study that pointed to positive aspects of the technique. These include simplicity of application and recognition of the best solution principles according to reliability criteria beyond the reduction of subjectivity in the selection of the concepts.

Keywords: Continuous design FMEA, evaluation, product design, conceptual design, design tools.


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