Quantitative Analysis of Dynamic Fault Trees Based on the Structure Function
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Quality and Reliability Engineering International
Volume 30, Issue 1, pages 143–156, February 2014
How to Cite
Merle, G., Roussel, J.-M. and Lesage, J.-J. (2014), Quantitative Analysis of Dynamic Fault Trees Based on the Structure Function. Qual. Reliab. Engng. Int., 30: 143–156. doi: 10.1002/qre.1487
- Issue published online: 27 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 29 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Received: 12 JUL 2012
- dynamic fault tree;
- structure function;
- probabilistic model;
- quantitative analysis
This paper presents a probabilistic model of dynamic gates which allows to perform the quantitative analysis of any dynamic fault tree (DFT) from its structure function. Both these probabilistic models and the quantitative analysis which can be performed thanks to them can accommodate any failure distribution of basic events. We illustrate our approach on a DFT example from the literature. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.