The ELECTRE I method to support the FMECA

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In traditional Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), risk priorities of failure modes are determined through the Risk Priority Number (RPN), which is a function of the three risk parameters Occurrence (O), Severity (S), and Detection (D). In the present paper, an alternative approach to RPN is proposed for the criticality assessment of system failure modes. Particularly, the Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) method ELECTRE I is proposed to select the most critical failure mode in the set of the failure modes charactering a complex system. The method has been applied to a case study previously proposed by Zammori and Gabrielli (2012).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing INCOM
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • Control and Systems Engineering


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