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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

Extending HiP-HOPS with Capabilities of Planning Preventative Maintenance (2010)
Book Chapter
Parker, D., & Papadopoulos, Y. (2010). Extending HiP-HOPS with Capabilities of Planning Preventative Maintenance. In M. Sarrafzadeh, & P. Petratos (Eds.), Strategic Advantage of Computing Information Systems in Enterprise Management, 231 - 245. ATINER

An effective preventive maintenance (PM) policy for components of an engineering system slows down the rate at which component fatigue accumulates, thereby minimising the occurrence of component failure. The benefit of PM at system level is improveme... Read More

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

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

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

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