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Capture and reuse of composable failure patterns (2010)
Journal Article
Wolforth, I., Walker, M., Papadopoulos, Y., & Grunske, L. (2010). Capture and reuse of composable failure patterns. International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems, 1(1/2/3), 128-147. doi:10.1504/IJCCBS.2010.031710

Emerging safety analysis techniques use composition of failure models or fault simulation in formal models of a system to determine relationships between the causes and effects of failure. Most recent work has focused on developing system modelling a... Read More about Capture and reuse of composable failure patterns.

Automatic allocation of safety integrity levels (2010)
Conference Proceeding
Papadopoulos, Y., Walker, M., Reiser, M., Weber, M., Chen, D., Törngren, M., …Sandberg, A. (2010). Automatic allocation of safety integrity levels. doi:10.1145/1772643.1772646

In this paper, we describe a concept for the automatic allocationof general Safety Integrity Levels (SILs) to subsystems andcomponents of complex hierarchical networked architectures thatdeliver sets of safety critical functions. The concept is gener... Read More about Automatic allocation of safety integrity levels.

A hierarchical method for the reduction of temporal expressions in Pandora (2010)
Conference Proceeding
Papadopoulos, Y., & Walker, M. (2010). A hierarchical method for the reduction of temporal expressions in Pandora. doi:10.1145/1772630.1772634

Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) is a popular safety analysis technique used to determine the logical combination of events needed to cause a particular system failure. However, FTA is purely combinatorial and cannot analyse the effects of sequences of even... Read More about A hierarchical method for the reduction of temporal expressions in Pandora.

Engineering failure analysis and design optimisation with HiP-HOPS (2010)
Journal Article
Papadopoulos, Y., Walker, M., Parker, D., Rüde, E., Hamann, R., Uhlig, A., …Lien, R. (2011). Engineering failure analysis and design optimisation with HiP-HOPS. Engineering Failure Analysis, 18(2), 590-608. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2010.09.025

The scale and complexity of computer-based safety critical systems, like those used in the transport and manufacturing industries, pose significant challenges for failure analysis. Over the last decade, research has focused on automating this task. I... Read More about Engineering failure analysis and design optimisation with HiP-HOPS.

A translation of state machines to temporal fault trees (2010)
Conference Proceeding
Papadopoulos, Y., Mahmud, N., & Walker, M. (2010). A translation of state machines to temporal fault trees. doi:10.1109/dsnw.2010.5542620

State Machines (SMs) are increasingly being used to gain a better understanding of the failure behaviour of safety-critical systems. In dependability analysis, SMs are translated to other models, such as Generalized Stochastic Petri Nets (GSPNs) or c... Read More about A translation of state machines to temporal fault trees.

Generalizable safety annotations for specification of failure patterns (2010)
Journal Article
Papadopoulos, Y., Walker, M., Grunske, L., & Wolforth, I. (2010). Generalizable safety annotations for specification of failure patterns. Software: Practice and Experience, 40(5), 453-483. doi:10.1002/spe.966

Components in programmable systems often exhibit patterns of failure that are independent of function or system context. In this paper, we show that it is possible to capture, and reuse where appropriate, such patterns for the purposes of system safe... Read More about Generalizable safety annotations for specification of failure patterns.

Qualitative temporal analysis: Towards a full implementation of the Fault Tree Handbook (2009)
Journal Article
Papadopoulos, Y., & Walker, M. (2009). Qualitative temporal analysis: Towards a full implementation of the Fault Tree Handbook. Control engineering practice, 17(10), 1115-1125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conengprac.2008.10.003

The Fault tree handbook has become the de facto standard for fault tree analysis (FTA), defining the notation and mathematical foundation of this widely used safety analysis technique. The Handbook recognises that classical combinatorial fault trees... Read More about Qualitative temporal analysis: Towards a full implementation of the Fault Tree Handbook.

Semi-automatic FMEA supporting complex systems with combinations and sequences of failures (2009)
Journal Article
Walker, M., Papadopoulos, Y., Parker, D., Lönn, H., Törngren, M., Chen, D., …Sandberg, A. (2009). Semi-automatic FMEA supporting complex systems with combinations and sequences of failures. SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems, 2(1), 791-802. https://doi.org/10.4271/2009-01-0738

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a well established safety analysis technique used for the assessment of safety critical engineering systems in the automotive industry. Although FMEA has been shown to be useful, the analysis is typically... Read More about Semi-automatic FMEA supporting complex systems with combinations and sequences of failures.

Semi automatic failure analysis based on simulation models (2008)
Conference Proceeding
Hamann, R., Uhlig, A., Papadopoulos, Y., Rüde, E., Grätz, U., Walker, M., & Lien, R. (2008). Semi automatic failure analysis based on simulation models. doi:10.1115/omae2008-57256

Classical risk assessment and risk management which is gaining importance in many industries is usually based on well defined processes and uses techniques like FTA and FMEA. However, classical risk analysis techniques like FTA and FMEA should ideall... Read More about Semi automatic failure analysis based on simulation models.

A language for failure patterns and application in safety analysis (2008)
Conference Proceeding
Wolforth, I., Walker, M., & Papadopoulos, Y. (2008). A language for failure patterns and application in safety analysis. doi:10.1109/depcos-relcomex.2008.44

Components and families of components in mechatronic systems often exhibit failure characteristics that are independent of system context and repeatable across applications. In this paper, we show that it is possible to capture and reuse such pattern... Read More about A language for failure patterns and application in safety analysis.

Synthesis and analysis of temporal fault trees with PANDORA: the time of Priority AND gates (2007)
Journal Article
Walker, M., & Papadopoulos, Y. (2008). Synthesis and analysis of temporal fault trees with PANDORA: the time of Priority AND gates. Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems, 2(2), (368-382). doi:10.1016/j.nahs.2006.05.003. ISSN 1751-570X

Classical Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) can determine the effects of combinations of failure events on a system but cannot capture the significance of the temporal order of events, which may be critical. In this paper, we propose an extension based on fo... Read More about Synthesis and analysis of temporal fault trees with PANDORA: the time of Priority AND gates.


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