Decision making model for Foreign Object Debris/Damage (FOD) elimination in aeronautics using quantitative modeling approach

Jose J Lafon, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

(FOD) Foreign Object Debris/Damage has been a costly issue for the commercial and military aircraft manufacturers at their production lines every day. FOD can put pilots, passengers and other crews' lives into high-risk. FOD refers to any type of foreign object, particle, debris or agent in the manufacturing environment, which could contaminate/damage the product or otherwise undermine quality standards. Nowadays, FOD is currently addressed with prevention programs, elimination techniques, and designation of FOD areas, controlled access to FOD areas, restrictions of personal items entering designated areas, tool accountability, etc. All of the efforts mentioned before, have not shown a significant reduction in FOD occurrence in the manufacturing processes. This research presents a Decision Making Model approach based on a logistic regression predictive model that was previously made by other researchers. With a general idea of the FOD expected, elimination plans can be put in place and start eradicating the problem minimizing the cost and time spend on the prediction, detection and/or removal of FOD.^

Subject Area

Engineering, Aerospace|Engineering, Industrial

Recommended Citation

Lafon, Jose J, "Decision making model for Foreign Object Debris/Damage (FOD) elimination in aeronautics using quantitative modeling approach" (2014). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1583929.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1583929

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