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Title: Important fault tree characteristics for efficient BDD construction.
Authors: Bartlett, L.M.
Keywords: Fault tree analysis
Binary Decision Diagrams
Neural Networks
Variable Ordering
Jacobian matrix
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: © Loughborough University
Citation: BARTLETT, L.M., 2003. Important fault tree characteristics for efficient BDD construction. IN: Andrews, J.D. (ed.) Proceedings of the 15th Advances in Reliability Technology Symposium (ARTS) , Loughborough, UK, 2003, pp. 275-290
Abstract: Summary & Conclusions - The Binary Decision Diagram (BDD) methodology is the latest approach used to improve the analysis of the fault tree diagram, which gives a qualitative and quantitative assessment of specified risks. To convert the fault tree into the necessary BDD format requires the basic events of the tree to be placed in an ordering. The ordering of the basic events is critical to the resulting size of the BDD, and ultimately affects the performance and benefits of this technique. A number of heuristic approaches have been developed to produce an optimal ordering permutation for a specific tree, however, they do not always yield a minimal BDD structure for all trees. Latest research considers a neural network approach used to select the ‘best’ ordering permutation from a given set of alternatives. To use this approach characteristics are taken from the fault tree as guidelines to selection of the appropriate ordering permutation. This paper looks at a new method of using the Jacobian matrix to choose the most desired characteristics from the fault tree, which will aid the neural network selection procedure.
Description: This is a conference paper.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3632
ISBN: 9780947974084
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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