A Fuzzy Logic Based Rocket Launch Tube’s DFMEA


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DFMEA is a significantly efficient tool to systematically evaluate risk in early stage of product design and development but some of knowledge and information are uncertain and imprecise. This research focuses on fuzzy logic approach to diminish weaknesses and applies to launch tube’s DFMEA. The methodology started from determine membership function of severity, occurrence, and detection and provide fuzzy rule base to arranged category of risk. Afterwards, center average index was selected as defuzzifier for risk value representation. Consequently, the prioritization based on risk value was done and chosen the first five risk value of potential failure modes to analyze causes then recommended appropriate actions. After application of fuzzy logic approach, the most vital potential failure mode is damaged launch tube due to detention force which is rated as first and second priority depending on potential cause or mechanism. The third priority is launch tube distortion. The mechanical load calculation and proper material selection are the recommended actions for overcoming those potential failure modes.



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Ford Lumban Gaol, Mehdi Roopaei, Svetlana Perry and Jessica Xu






T. Pornpibunsompop et al., "A Fuzzy Logic Based Rocket Launch Tube’s DFMEA", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 87, pp. 119-122, 2011

Online since:

August 2011




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