The FTOPSIS method to support FMECA analyses

Antonella Certa, Silvia Carpitella, Concetta Manuela La Fata, Joaquín Izquierdo, Giacomo Galante

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This paper proposes an approach based on multi-criteria decisional methods to manage the results derived from reliability analyses. In detail, this paper proposes ranking the failure modes of a system when analyzed with failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) using the technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solutions (TOPSIS). To better manage the uncertainty of evaluations made under the differing criteria, the TOPSIS method is applied in its fuzzy version (FTOPSIS). When the method is applied to a case study, the results highlight the main possible critical faults and supply fundamental information to take into account during the scheduling of maintenance actions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings-22nd ISSAT International Conference Reliability and Quality in design
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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