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    • ISSN: 2010-0221
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2013 Vol.4(3): 169-173 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2013.V4.287

Reliability Analysis Using Fault Tree Analysis: A Review

Ahmed Ali Baig, Risza Ruzli, and Azizul B. Buang
Abstract—This paper reviews the literature published on the recent modifications made in the field of risk assessment using Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)in the last decade. This method was developed in 1960’s for the evaluation and estimation of system reliability and safety. In this paper we have presented the general procedure for FTA, its application in various fields and the modifications that have been made through the time to overcome the inadequacies of the method. In the last section some of the future wok is also discussed with a simplified methodology.

Index Terms—Fault tree analysis (FTA), risk assessment, reliability and safety, hazard analysis, FTA modification.

The authors are with Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia (email:


Cite:Ahmed Ali Baig, Risza Ruzli, and Azizul B. Buang, "Reliability Analysis Using Fault Tree Analysis: A Review," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 169-173, 2013.

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