FTA: Fault Tree Analysis

Fault Tree structure, Component models, reliability figures, calculations

The Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) was developed about 40 years ago and ever since this method has been successfully used in several different industries. FTA becomes more and more a key analysis method to meet legal requirements, norms, regulations, directives and customer's requests. Especially the trend to "calculate things" to get key figures for comparing variants and to get indications for an optimization process to finally fulfill quantitative requests (like in DIN EN 61508; DIN EN 61511; ISO 26262, EN ISO 13849-1; SIL Level, ASIL) is a stimulus for a profound advanced training in this field.


  • Figures for Reliability

    • Survival probability, probability of default, Constant failure rate, time-dependent failure rate, MTBF, MTTF, MTDR, MDT availability, exponential and weibull distribution, generic data, object specific data, unreliable data, data sources

  • Component model

    • Series, parallel, repairable, non-repairable, in service, standby, m out of n systems

  • Construction and implementation of FTA

    • Basic intent, definition, symbolic, methods, results, examples

  • Calculations

    • Execution of example calculations

    • Detection of failure rate for basic events of FTA

  • Results

    • Which results do we have?

    • Interpretation of results


Interest group

  •  Employees working in FTA environment

  • Projectmanager in the RAMS environment

  • Employees who want to polish up / deepen their knowledge on FTA




  • All industries


Duration: 1 Day
Time: 09.00 - 17:00 h
Language: German, English
Participants: 3-12
Price: 690,00 €*
Early Bird: 620,00 €*

* excl. VAT; Early Bird until 4 weeks before start of seminar, our general terms and conditions for seminars apply



  • Armin Gottschalk

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