Fault Tree Analysis: A survey of the state-of-the-art in modeling, analysis and tools

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Abstract

Fault tree analysis (FTA) is a very prominent method to analyze the risks related to safety and economically critical assets, like power plants, airplanes, data centers and web shops. FTA methods comprise of a wide variety of modelling and analysis techniques, supported by a wide range of software tools. This paper surveys over 150 papers on fault tree analysis, providing an in-depth overview of the state-of-the-art in FTA. Concretely, we review standard fault trees, as well as extensions such as dynamic FT, repairable FT, and extended FT. For these models, we review both qualitative analysis methods, like cut sets and common cause failures, and quantitative techniques, including a wide variety of stochastic methods to compute failure probabilities. Numerous examples illustrate the various approaches, and tables present a quick overview of results.
LanguageUndefined
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
Number of pages36
StatePublished - 2 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameCTIT Technical Report Series
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
No.TR-CTIT-14-14
ISSN (Print)1381-3625

Keywords

  • IR-93980
  • METIS-309715
  • EWI-25404
  • Reliability
  • Fault Trees
  • Risk analysis
  • Dynamic Fault Trees
  • Graphical models
  • Dependability Evaluation

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Ruijters, E. J. J., & Stoelinga, M. I. A. (2014). Fault Tree Analysis: A survey of the state-of-the-art in modeling, analysis and tools. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. TR-CTIT-14-14). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).
Ruijters, Enno Jozef Johannes ; Stoelinga, Mariëlle Ida Antoinette. / Fault Tree Analysis: A survey of the state-of-the-art in modeling, analysis and tools. Enschede : Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), 2014. 36 p. (CTIT Technical Report Series; TR-CTIT-14-14).
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Ruijters, EJJ & Stoelinga, MIA 2014, Fault Tree Analysis: A survey of the state-of-the-art in modeling, analysis and tools. CTIT Technical Report Series, no. TR-CTIT-14-14, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), Enschede.

Fault Tree Analysis: A survey of the state-of-the-art in modeling, analysis and tools. / Ruijters, Enno Jozef Johannes; Stoelinga, Mariëlle Ida Antoinette.

Enschede : Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), 2014. 36 p. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. TR-CTIT-14-14).

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