This was a design project that focused on producing an escape descender that would be capable of lowering a human 30m. There was a basic design specification that laid out how the product needed to function, as well as specifics like maximum loads and other desired technical properties.
FMEA tables were used to analyse and review the safety of the product, as well as other features like the user interaction functionality. From this you can decide where changes need to made, to ensure the product will run safely and can be monitored to reduce likeliness of failure.
Another important test was an FEA analysis which carried out to test the structural stability and strength of the design. this is used to simulate the real world forces and strains that occur during the use of this product. it has certain limitations but overlooked features can be calculated using theory.
Another technique used was a combination matrix table to review which parts could be combined. this would mean the possibility of being able to reduce the amount of parts and lower costs.