Updating the FMEA Approach with Mitigation Assessment Capabilities: A Case Study of Aircraft Maintenance Repairs

Vítor Anes, Teresa Morgado, António Abreu, João Calado, Luís Reis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This paper proposes a qualitative model to overcome the limitations of conventional failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), which does not consider risk mitigation capabilities when prioritizing risks. Failure to consider these capabilities can lead to unrealistic risk estimates, especially when the level of uncertainty is high. In the proposed model, the original applicability of conventional FMEA was retained along with the three conventional risk variables, namely, severity, occurrence, and detectability. In addition, a fourth variable was added to account for risk mitigation capabilities. A case study in the project selection of aircraft repairs was used to demonstrate the implementation of the model and its applicability. The results show that the inclusion of mitigation options leads to more realistic risk scenarios, suggesting that the original FMEA approach may lead to non-conservative risk estimates.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11407
Number of pages31
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume12
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2022

Keywords

  • FMEA
  • multidimensional risk space
  • performance
  • risk
  • risk mitigation

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Updating the FMEA Approach with Mitigation Assessment Capabilities: A Case Study of Aircraft Maintenance Repairs'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this