Design Review Based on Failure Mode to visualise reliability problems in the development stage of mechanical products

Hirokazu Shimizu, Yuichi Otsuka, Hiroshi Noguchi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-165
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Vehicle Design
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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