Consistent design of dependable control systems

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Design of fault handling in control systems is discussed, and a method for consistent design is presented. The method is based on an analysis of component failure modes and their effects. Automated analysis provides decision tables for fault handling. Mathematical models for fault detection and isolation are obtained from bond-graph models of components and subsystems. Automated analysis helps present the propagation of component faults, and shows where fault handling can be applied to stop the migration of a fault. The result is the means of obtaining significantly improved dependability of control systems with a limited implementation effort
Original languageEnglish
JournalControl Engineering Practice
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1305-1312
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Dependable systems
  • Process Control
  • Reliability
  • Fault handling
  • Industrial control


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