Title: Design review based on failure mode to visualise reliability problems in the development stage of mechanical products

Authors: Hirokazu Shimizu, Yuichi Otsuka, Hiroshi Noguchi

Addresses: Toyota Motors, 1, Toyota-cho, Toyota, Aichi 471-8572, Japan. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan. ' Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan

Abstract: The concept of Mizen-Boushi (reliability problem prevention) has been applied to automotive development. A quality innovation process |GD3|, which means |Good Design|, |Good Discussion| and |Good Design Review|, has been developed. Authors planned to utilise a System Design Review, in which we discuss potential failure modes, root causes and examine parts drawing and prototype parts designs using the Design Review Based on Failure Mode (DRBFM) method. This paper will introduce the specific framework of the System DRBFM. System DRBFM can then previously visualise latent problems in hierarchical structure of design products in the development stage.

Keywords: product reliability; system management; FTA; FMEA; GD3; system DRBFM; creativity; design review; automotive development; automobile industry; vehicle design; quality innovation; product design; product development; failure mode and effects analysis; mechanical products; fault tree analysis; Mizen-Boushi; reliability problem prevention.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2010.033827

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2010 Vol.53 No.3, pp.149 - 165

Published online: 02 Jul 2010 *

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