DEPENDABILITY 03 – Module 02 • Deductive analyses

Top-down approach as a complement to inductive project analysis


1 day (7 hours)

Price (per trainee):

Distance learning: 750 € ex-tax
Face to face learning: 850 € ex-tax


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Master the systematic studies coming from feared events and searching for all the combinations of failures through graphic representations.

  • Understand the process of deductive analysis,
  • Know how to use fault trees as a complementary tool to inductive analyses.

At the end of the training, the trainee will:

  • Understand the interest of the “top-down” approach,
  • Be able to build a fault / event tree.


Introduction to deductive analysis

  • Definitions
  • Stakes, context and objectives
  • Event / consequence trees
  • Approach and representation
  • Quantitative evaluation
  • Examples

Cause trees

  • Construction of a tree
  • Exploitation of the tree
  • Examples

Fault tree

  • Construction of a tree
  • Search for minimal cuts
  • Quantification of the probability of occurrence
  • Examples

Software tools

  • Some examples and their possibilities

Workshop: Display of a fault tree using the Analytical Tree tool

  • Use of logic gates
  • Configurate basic events
  • Set up the project
  • Extract minimum cuts and other factors

Assessment for learning: quiz

Dedicated to

  • Technical Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Controller
  • Project quality Manager
  • Dependability Manager


Precise knowledge of the element to be analyzed