A fault tree analysis strategy using binary decision diagrams

  title={A fault tree analysis strategy using binary decision diagrams},
  author={Karen A. Reay and John D. Andrews},
  journal={Rel. Eng. & Sys. Safety},
The use of Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs) in fault tree analysis provides both an accurate and efficient means of analysing a system. There is a problem however, with the conversion process of the fault tree to the BDD. The variable ordering scheme chosen for the construction of the BDD has a crucial effect on its resulting size and previous research has failed to identify any scheme that is capable of producing BDDs for all fault trees. This paper proposes an analysis strategy aimed at… CONTINUE READING
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