Failure Mode and Effective Analysis

Course Objective:

This course presents the main issues facing current and potential FMEA users from a broad systems view point. It also details the steps in organising for and carrying out FMEA. It addresses the common problem in integrating FMEA with control plan and purchasing policy.


Course Outline:

The role of FMEA in Reliability Engineering
The role of FMEA in Concurrent Engineering
Overview and a simple example


Organising FMEA Activities
Integrating FMEA with process control techniques
Generating FMEA forms
Case studies/Examples


MIL-STD-1629 and FMECA
Generating CA worksheet
Case studies/Examples


Target Audience:

For engineers and technical manager involved with design, production and maintenance activities.

Prof Tang Loon Ching

Professor TANG Loon Ching obtained his BEng (1st class honours) in Mechanical Engineering, MEng in Industrial Engineering, both from NUS, and MSc and Ph.D degrees from Cornell University in the field of Operations Research with minors in Statistics. He has published more than 90 papers in renowned international journals, of which a number of awards for making outstanding contribution to the literature and body of knowledge have been given. In particular, he was presented the IIE Transactions 2010 Best Application Paper Award. He has also received best paper awards in international conferences, including the prestigious Ralph A. Evans/P.K. McElroy Awards for the best paper in 2011 Reliability and Maintainability Symposium; and the Stan Ofsthun Award for the most outstanding technical paper at the 2004 Reliability and Maintainability Symposium. He is on the Editorial Board of the flagship journal of the ASQ, Journal of Quality Technology. Prof Tang is the main author of the book: Six Sigma: Advanced Tools for Black Belts and Master Black Belts (John Wiley); a co-author of Markov-Modulated Processes and Semiregenerative phenomena (World Scientific Publishing).


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