The FTOPSIS Method to Support FMECA Analyses  
Author Silvia Carpitella


Co-Author(s) Antonella Certa; Giacomo Galante; Joaquin Izquierdo; Concetta Manuela La Fata


Abstract This paper proposes an approach based on multicriteria decisional methods to manage the results derived from reliability analyses. In detail, this paper proposes ranking the failure modes of a system when analyzed with failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) using the technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solutions (TOPSIS). To better manage the uncertainty of evaluations made under the differing criteria, the TOPSIS method is applied in its fuzzy version (FTOPSIS). When the method is applied to a case study, the results highlight the main possible critical faults and supply fundamental information to take into account during the scheduling of maintenance actions.


Keywords Safety-critical analysis, FMECA, FTOPSIS, AHP
    Article #:  22398
Proceedings of the 22nd ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
August 4-6, 2016 - Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.