Major upgrade to BlockSim System Analysis Software - Version 7
TUCSON, AZ (March 6, 2007) - ReliaSoft released today a major upgrade to the BlockSim software. BlockSim provides a comprehensive and flexible platform to model systems and processes using both reliability block diagram (RBD) and fault tree analysis (FTA) approaches. Using an exclusive algorithm pioneered by ReliaSoft, BlockSim algebraically computes the exact system reliability function, which can be used to obtain reliability results / plots and to determine the most cost-effective component reliability allocation to meet a system reliability goal. In addition, BlockSim’s sophisticated discrete event simulation engine considers maintenance policies, spares, labor, cost and other factors to perform reliability, availability, resource allocation, throughput, life cycle cost and related analyses. Version 7 provides many new and enhanced features, including:
Support for the generalized gamma, gamma, logistic, loglogistic and Gumbel distributions.
Phase Diagram Sheets model systems that go through different phases during the course of their operation.
Maintenance Phases model scenarios in which a system goes into maintenance after completing a specific sequence of phases or skips remaining phases and goes directly to maintenance if a failure occurs.
Duty Cycles allows you to apply a factor to define a duty cycle for a block that may experience a different stress load than the other blocks in the diagram.
A choice of three models to describe a system’s time-dependent variable throughput.
Support for the Kijima Type I model for Restoration Factor, which models maintenance that reduces a specified portion of the damage since the last repair only.
Resource Usage window.
Analytical FRED Reports.
A complete summary of the new and enhanced features is available on the Web at http://www.reliasoft.com/BlockSim/features2.htm.
ReliaSoft is the industry leader in reliability engineering software, training and services that combine the latest theoretical advances with essential tools for the practitioner in the field. Founded in 1992, ReliaSoft has evolved into a total reliability solutions company, offering software and expertise focused primarily on the reliability engineering and quality needs of product manufacturers and maintenance organizations. Acclaimed for their ease of use, analytical power and unparalleled technical support, ReliaSoft's software products facilitate a comprehensive set of reliability analysis techniques, including life data (Weibull) analysis, quantitative accelerated life testing, system reliability and maintainability, reliability growth, standards based reliability prediction, FMEA, RCM, RBI, FRACAS, and other related analyses. The company also offers an extensive curriculum of reliability training courses that provide thorough coverage of both the underlying principles/theory and applicable software. ReliaSoft maintains an active R&D program and is firmly committed to enhancing the effectiveness and reputation of the reliability discipline through initiatives such as the International Applied Reliability Symposium, the Certified Reliability Professional (CRP) program, the weibull.com reliability engineering resource website, and others. To provide the highest possible level of customer service worldwide, ReliaSoft has established a network of regional centers in selected geographical locations, complemented by independent Sales and Support Partners/Distributors in specific countries within these regions. For more information, please contact the Corporate Headquarters or consult the Worldwide Directory.
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