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fault tree analysis

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

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Definition(s):

  A top-down, deductive failure analysis in which an undesired state of a system (top event) is analyzed using Boolean logic to combine a series of lower-level events. An analytical approach whereby an undesired state of a system is specified and the system is then analyzed in the context of its environment of operation to find all realistic ways in which the undesired event (top event) can occur.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1

  A top-down, deductive failure analysis in which an undesired state of a system (top event) is analyzed using Boolean logic to combine a series of lower-level events. An analytical approach whereby an undesired state of a system is specified and the system is then analyzed in the context of its environment of operation to find all realistic ways in which the undesired event (top event) can occur.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Fault Tree Analysis