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Quantification of temporal fault trees based on fuzzy set theory

Gordon, Neil; Kabir, Sohag; Walker, Martin; Edifor, Ernest


Ernest Edifor


© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. Fault tree analysis (FTA) has been modified in different ways to make it capable of performing quantitative and qualitative safety analysis with temporal gates, thereby overcoming its limitation in capturing sequential failure behaviour. However, for many systems, it is often very difficult to have exact failure rates of components due to increased complexity of systems, scarcity of necessary statistical data etc. To overcome this problem, this paper presents a methodology based on fuzzy set theory to quantify temporal fault trees. This makes the imprecision in available failure data more explicit and helps to obtain a range of most probable values for the top event probability.

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Book Type Book Chapter
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Proceedings of the ninth international conference on dependability and complex systems DepCoS-RELCOMEX. June 30 – July 4, 2014, Brunów, Poland
Print ISSN 2194-5357
Electronic ISSN 2194-5365
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 286
Pages 255-264
Book Title Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Dependability and Complex Systems DepCoS-RELCOMEX. June 30 – July 4, 2014, Brunów, Poland; Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISBN 9783319070124; 9783319070131
Keywords Dependability analysis, Fault tree analysis, Fuzzy logic, Uncertainty analysis, Temporal fault trees
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