MADe for Model-based FMEA
Objective FMEA process that leverages automation
The Problem: The Systems-driven approach to design and increasing complexity of equipment (combining electronic, hydraulic, mechanical and pneumatic systems) makes the traditional manual approach to failure identification and analysis difficult to conduct and validate. This makes it difficult to accurately or consistently perform a Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) using the traditional ‘brainstorming’ process (with the outputs recorded in spreadsheets). These problems are compounded by the requirement to update the FMEA as engineering changes are proposed during the design lifecycle.
Solution: The model-based FMEA available in MADe introduces automation (e.g. dependency mapping of failure propagation), objectivity (results are derived from the model attributes) and consistency (standardised taxonomies of functions / failure concepts). MADe FMEAs use a structured approach that is consistent with international standards and
guidelines (MIL, SAE, ISO) to generate a consistent and repeatable FMEA analysis directly from a system model. A key benefit of this model-based approach is that the FMEA analysis is generated ‘on-demand’, enabling the user to analyse the impact of potential changes rather than simply document the design state.