fault tree


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fault tree

[′fȯlt ‚trē]
(industrial engineering)
A graphical representation of an undesired event caused by a combination of factors arising from equipment failure, human error, or environmental events.
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A fault tree is established as a logical diagram and has the undesirable event at the top.
Combined with the book China Music Festival Development Research Report produced by Dao & Strategy Cultural Industry Research Center, literature review, field investigation, brainstorming and the achievement on stampedes research by Wang (2008) and Bai (2009), this paper constructed the causes of fault tree of stampedes of large-scale activities.
On commencing their analyses, the authors rely on a 'cause and effect matrix' (C&E) to aid in the construction of a qualitative Fault Tree.
Its occurrence probability is calculated by referring to the fault tree and the occurrence probability of basic events.
One approach to alleviate this problem is to model the system failure condition using a Fault Tree model but adjust the inputs to the FT.
Based on fault tree in fig 5 can be determined with an equation Boolean logic in the following:
Practically, the fault tree is sketched out beginning with a well defined "top event.
As in other poems in Fault Tree, the speaker reflects on the nonexistent lines between past, present, and future.
Software Fault Tree and Colored petri Net based Specification, Design and Implementation of Agent-Based Intrusion Detection Systems", Int.
Whether or not these faults create system-wide failures is determined by the "gates" that appear above them in the fault tree.
Fault Tree Analysis is a top-down approach, where an undesirable event is identified as the "top event" in the "tree" and the potential causes that could lead to the undesirable event are identified as "branches" below it.

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