AbstractThe certification process of safety critical products for European and other international standards typically demand environmental stress, endurance and electro magnetic compatibility testing. Theoretical, or `static testing' also a requirement. Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a tool used for static testing. FMEA is a bottom-up technique that aims to assess the effects of all component failure modes in a system. Its use is traditionally limited to hardware systems. With the growing complexity of modern electronics traditional FMEA is suffering from state explosion and re-use of analysis problems. Also with the now ubiquitous use of microcontrollers in smart instruments and control systems, software is increasingly being seen as a `missing factor' for FMEA.
|Date of Award||Sep 2013|
Failure mode modular de-composition
Clark, R. P. (Author). Sep 2013
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis