A New Two-Stage Fuzzy Inference System-Based Approach to Prioritize Failures in Failure Mode and Effect Analysis

Tze, Ling Jee and Kai, Meng Tay and Chee, Peng Lim (2015) A New Two-Stage Fuzzy Inference System-Based Approach to Prioritize Failures in Failure Mode and Effect Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 64 (3). pp. 869-877. ISSN 189529

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Abstract

This paper presents a new Fuzzy Inference System (FIS)-based Risk Priority Number (RPN) model for the prioritization of failures in Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA). In FMEA, the monotonicity property of the RPN scores is important. To maintain the monotonicity property of an FIS-based RPN model, a complete and monotonically-ordered fuzzy rule base is necessary. However, it is impractical to gather all (potentially a large number of) fuzzy rules from FMEA users. In this paper, we introduce a new two-stage approach to reduce the number of fuzzy rules that needs to be gathered, and to satisfy the monotonicity property. In stage-1, a Genetic Algorithm (GA) is used to search for a small set of fuzzy rules to be gathered from FMEA users. In stage-2, the remaining fuzzy rules are deduced approximately by a monotonicity-preserving similarity reasoning scheme. The monotonicity property is exploited as additional qualitative information for constructing the FIS-based RPN model. To assess the effectiveness of the proposed approach, a real case study with information collected from a semiconductor manufacturing plant is conducted. The outcomes indicate that the proposed approach is effective in developing an FIS-based RPN model with only a small set of fuzzy rules, which is able to satisfy the monotonicity property for prioritization of failures in FMEA. © 1963-2012 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fuzzy Inference System (FIS)-based Risk Priority Number (RPN) model, Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, FMEA, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 07:54
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 06:56
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/14847

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