An Algorithm for Fault-Tree Construction

J. R. Taylor

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    An algorithm for performing certain parts of the fault tree construction process is described. Its input is a flow sheet of the plant, a piping and instrumentation diagram, or a wiring diagram of the circuits, to be analysed, together with a standard library of component functional and failure models. A systematic approach to component model construction is also presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalI E E E Transactions on Reliability
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)137-146
    Publication statusPublished - 1982


    • Atmospheric modeling
    • Fault-tree construction
    • Feedback loops
    • Risk analysis
    • Laboratories
    • Automatic hazard analysis
    • Fault trees
    • Failure analysis
    • Hazards
    • Risk analysis in design
    • Circuit faults
    • Feedback loop
    • Standards development
    • Feeds

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