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Scenario-Based Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Using Expected Cost

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Steven Kmenta, Koshuke Ishii

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

J. Mech. Des 126(6), 1027-1035 (Feb 14, 2005) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1799614 History: Received January 01, 2004; Revised March 01, 2004; Online February 14, 2005
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Figures

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Occurrence rankings plotted against approximate probability
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Failure modes and scenarios
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Separate FMEA documents vs comprehensive scenario-based analysis
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Failure scenario map for brake failures
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Failure scenarios throughout a product’s life cycle
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Composition of expected cost
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Hypothetical cost-severity relationships
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RPN versus expected cost for all 1000 O,S,D combinations
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Variance in expected cost for each RPN value
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RPN vs expected cost for several occurrence and severity scales

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