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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

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

Multi-objective optimization of dependability attributes using an asynchronous heterogeneous hierarchical parallel genetic algorithm (2008)
Journal Article
Wenhua, Z., Papadopoulos, Y., & Parker, D. (2008). Multi-objective optimization of dependability attributes using an asynchronous heterogeneous hierarchical parallel genetic algorithm. IFAC postprint volumes IPPV / International Federation of Automatic Control, 41(3), 199-204. doi:10.3182/20081205-2-cl-4009.00036

The optimal satisfaction of dependability attributes and cost, in the design of engineering systems, is a hard multi-objective optimization problem which requires automated algorithms that can effectively search large design spaces. In this paper, a... Read More