Ahmed Laaroussi, Bruno Fiès, Rémi Vankeisbelckt, Julien Hans
Ontology-aided FMEA for construction products
Abstract: The goal of improving the quality and the maintenance of building products, and the will to integrate the sustainable development objectives led us to propose an original method based on the use and adaptation of the Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMEA). This method relies among others on ontology use. It facilitates the FMEA proceeding. This paper aims to introduce innovative software specifically developed to perform more easily FMEA on building components. This software takes advantages of a structured knowledge base and an inference rule engine that allow a complete and formal description of the product to be analysed and an exhaustive analysis of all failures (degradations) that may occur.
Keywords: FMEA, ontological approach, knowledge capitalisation, degradation analysis, construction product
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