Failure Mode Criticality Analysis of Metro Door System

  • Jun Xia
  • Li sha Pan
  • Xiao qing Cheng
  • Yong Qin
  • Zong yi Xing
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 288)


Implementing failure mode criticality analysis on metro door system could help to find the failure modes which have great criticality on door system, and it can be helpful for perfecting door maintenance decision. A criticality analysis method which is based on fuzzy evidential reasoning and grey theory is proposed. First, fuzzy belief structure is employed to assess failure modes; second, grey theory is used to calculate the degrees of grey relation of failure modes, that the experiment results show that three failure modes, including “EDCU function is broken,” “Limit switch S1 wears out,” and “Nut component wears out,” have great damage on door system. The results can be used for optimal design and maintenance of the metro door system.


Metro door Criticality analysis Fuzzy evidential reasoning Grey theory 



This research is supported by National High-tech R&D program of China (863 Program, No.2011AA110501) and National Technology R&D Program of China (No. BAG01B05). Zong yi Xing is the corresponding author.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Xia
    • 1
  • Li sha Pan
    • 2
  • Xiao qing Cheng
    • 3
  • Yong Qin
    • 3
  • Zong yi Xing
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringNanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Engineering Technology Research CenterGuangzhou Metro CorporationGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and SafetyBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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