Failure mode effect analysis: FMEA from theory to execution

Author D. H. Stamatis has updated his comprehensive reference book on failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA). This is one of the most comprehensive guides to FMEA and is excellent for professionals with any level of understanding. This book explains the process of conducting system, design, process, service, and machine FMEAs, and provides the rationale for doing so. Readers will understand what FMEA is, the different types of FMEA, how to construct an FMEA, and the linkages between FMEA and other tools. Stamatis offer a summary of tools/methodologies used in FMEA along with a glossary to explain key terms and principles. The updated edition includes information about the new ISO 9000:2000 standard, the Six Sigma approach to FMEA, a special section on automotive requirements related to ISO/TS 16949, the “robustness” concept, and TE 9000 and the requirements for reliability and maintainability.

Book contents:

  1. Legal approach to liability

  2. FMEA: a general overview

  3. The language of the FMEA

  4. Teams and team mechanics of FMEA

  5. System FMEA

  6. Design FMEA

  7. Process FMEA

  8. Service FMEA

  9. Machine FMEA

  10. FMEA and the electromechanical industry

  11. FMEA and computers: hardware and software

  12. FMEA and semiconductor industry

  13. FMEA and the medical device industry

  14. FMEA and the automotive industry

  15. FMEA and ISO 9000

  16. Six Sigma and FMEA, design review

  17. FMEA and robustness

  18. An overview of some typical tools used in FMEA