Reliability Analysis of Metro Door System Based on FMECA


The metro door system is one of the high failure rate subsystems of metro trains. The Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) method is applied to analyze the reliability of metro door system in this paper. Firstly, failure components of the door are statistically analyzed, and the major failure components are determined. Secondly, failures are classified according to their impacts on operation, and methods of calculating failure mode criticality and the related coefficients are illustrated. Finally, the FMECA is detailed in the selected 12 failure modes, and the failure modes are discovered that they have the most significant effect on metro door system. The obtained results can be used for optimal design and maintenance of the metro door system.

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X. Cheng, Z. Xing, Y. Qin, Y. Zhang, S. Pang and J. Xia, "Reliability Analysis of Metro Door System Based on FMECA," Journal of Intelligent Learning Systems and Applications, Vol. 5 No. 4, 2013, pp. 216-220. doi: 10.4236/jilsa.2013.54024.

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