A novel approach to conduct risk analysis of FMEA for PCB fabrication process

Chih-Hsuan Wang*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) has been widely applied to many industries to identify potential deteriorated problems for product design or process fabrication. Generally, the conventional FMEA prioritizes specific failure modes based on a so-called risk priority number (i.e., RPN=O*D*S), which is simply a mathematical product of three risk factors: occurrence (O), detection (D), and severity (S). Obviously, there exist several flaws for the conventional FMEA: (1) the relative importance among three risk factors is neglected, and (2) failure modes caused by different combinations of three risk factors are possible to generate the same RPN and hence the identification of their root causes becomes quite difficult in practice. As a result, a fuzzy multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) based framework that incorporates fuzzy entropy and fuzzy TOPSIS (technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution) is presented to improve the conventional FMEA. An industrial example regarding the manufacturing process of PCB (printed circuit board) is demonstrated in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM2011
Pages1275-1278
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM2011 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 6 Dec 20119 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
ISSN (Print)2157-3611
ISSN (Electronic)2157-362X

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM2011
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period6/12/119/12/11

Keywords

  • FMEA
  • fuzzy entropy
  • fuzzy TOPSIS
  • RPN

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A novel approach to conduct risk analysis of FMEA for PCB fabrication process'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this