Application Examples for BlockSim
ReliaSoft's BlockSim provides a comprehensive platform for system reliability, availability, maintainability and related analyses. Some of the many useful applications include the ability to:
- Identify critical components (or failure modes) and determine the most effective ways to improve system performance through design improvements and/or maintenance planning.
- Use simulation to obtain estimated performance metrics that can facilitate decision-making in a variety of areas, such as scheduling planned maintenance, planning for spares, identifying bottlenecks in production throughput and estimating life cycle costs.
- Identify vulnerabilities in a system and determine the most effective ways to reduce the risk.
These examples demonstrate some of the types of analyses you can perform with this application. For additional product documentation, including the Quick Start Guide, visit the Synthesis eDocs & ePubs Library.
Reliability of a Storage Cluster
Reliability analysis of a "high-availability" storage cluster (computer servers and connection).
Optimized Reliability Allocation
In this example, a system is defined using subdiagrams. A reliability target is set for the entire system and reliability is then allocated to the subsystems, assemblies and components using an optimized allocation methodology.
Effect of Inspection Intervals
This example uses BlockSim to study the effects of different inspection intervals on a life vest aboard a commercial aircraft. Inspections are used to discover dormant failures.
Modeling Failure Modes (RBDs)
This example illustrates the use of the RBD methodology for a single component and its associated failure modes.
Remote Telecommunications System
This example looks at a telecommunications system (consisting of a transmitter, receiver and six relay stations) to be constructed in an uninhabited stretch of jungle. Both reliability and availability of the system are studied.
Modeling Failure Modes (Fault Trees)
This example illustrates the use of fault trees for a single component and its associated failures modes.