RENO: Simulation Software for Probabilistic Event and Risk Analysis

If you can flowchart it, you can simulate itTM

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Click to see a picture of the software interface...If you thought that building complex models for simulation or discrete analysis would require buying ridiculously expensive software and then writing code on top of that... we have good news for you!

ReliaSoft's RENO software tool is a powerful and user-friendly platform for building and running complex analyses for any probabilistic or deterministic scenario using an intuitive flowchart modeling approach and simulation. You can create flowchart models for complex reliability analyses, risk and safety analyses, decision making or maintenance planning. 

Software Features

RENO employs a visual and intuitive flowcharting approach to allow you to build models for analyzing even the most complex probabilistic or deterministic scenarios. The Monte Carlo simulation software provides an array of definitions and constructs that will allow you to model the situation that you wish to examine. It also provides built-in auto-complete, IntelliSense, color-coding and "debugger" features that will help you build and verify the model. You can then apply simulation to estimate or optimize the results that you need for risk analysis, complex reliability modeling, maintenance planning, operational research, financial planning or other analysis objectives.

Synthesis Integration

With integration into the Synthesis Platform, analyses are now stored in a centralized database that supports simultaneous access by multiple users and shares relevant reliability information between Synthesis-enabled software tools. For enterprise-level repositories, both Microsoft SQL Server® and Oracle® are supported.

Available Training

ReliaSoft offers a two-day training course that focuses on the principles of probabilistic event and risk analysis using flowchart simulation. The course provides hands-on training with the RENO software tool including numerous case studies that address complex reliability analyses, risk and safety analyses, and optimization methods.

Applications and Benefits

You can use the flowchart models that you create with RENO to estimate results of interest, perform sensitivity analysis to evaluate how key inputs will affect the results and automatically estimate optimum values by performing multiple simulation runs. These techniques can be applied for a wide variety of applications including, but not limited to:

  • Risk/Safety Analysis
  • Complex Reliability Modeling
  • Decision Making
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Optimization
  • Operational Research
  • Financial Analysis
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Software Capability Highlights

Potential Applications
If you can flowchart it, you can simulate it! Some examples include:

  • Risk/Safety Analysis
  • Complex Reliability Modeling
  • Decision Making
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Optimization
  • Operational Research
  • Financial Analysis

Easy to Build Flowchart Models

  • Flowchart Blocks
    • Standard Blocks
    • Result Storage Blocks
    • Conditional Blocks
    • Binary Nodes
    • Logic Gates
    • Branch Gates
    • Summing Gates
    • Flag Markers and Go To Flags
    • Counter Blocks
    • Reset Blocks
    • Stop Flags
    • User Interface Blocks
    • Subchart Blocks
  • Resources
    • Variables
    • Functions
    • Static Functions
    • Simulation Definitions (for use with BlockSim)
    • Tables
    • Models (created in RENO or in other Synthesis applications)
  • Excel®-compatible Spreadsheets
  • Integrated Run-Time Debugger
    • Step through the flowchart
    • Watch simulation proceed in "debug" mode

Equation Building Utilities

  • Internal Functions
  • Predefined Functions
    • Engineering
    • Math and Trigonometry
    • Financial
    • Statistical
    • Logical
  • Function Selector & Equation Editor
    • to save time and reduce errors
  • Color-Coding
    • for resources, functions and operands
  • Resource Preview
    • see variable definitions as you type

Simulation Results
Display results during execution, in Excel®-compatible spreadsheet and/or directly in the flowchart.

  • Averages
  • Sums
  • Normalized Sums
  • Arrays
  • Minimum/Maximum Values
  • Last Values (at the end of the simulation time)

Plots

  • Plot a result against 1 or 2 varied constants
  • Compare one result against another
  • Plot results against the cumulative probability of the values
  • Display results values in pie charts and bar charts

Sensitivity Analysis

  • Vary one or two values across a set of simulation runs
  • Analyze how different inputs will affect the final results

Optimization

  • Automatically vary one or two constants within a given range
  • Find the value(s) that minimize or maximize a specified result

Synthesis Integration

  • Use BlockSim diagram results in RENO flowcharts
  • Use RENO flowcharts to simulate response data for DOE++
  • Use models created from analyses performed in other Synthesis applications
  • Transfer array of results to Weibull++

Documentation and Training

Integration into the Synthesis Platform

Centralized Data Storage

  • Standard Repository
  • ReliaSoft Synthesis File (emulates the standalone file saving behavior from prior versions)
  • Microsoft SQL Server® or Oracle®
  • Shared analysis settings and data
  • Automatic backups

Simultaneous Access by Multiple Users

  • Single-user, multi-user and enterprise deployments
  • Flexible user access levels
  • Check projects in/out

Integration Between Synthesis Applications

  • Facilitate effective collaboration
  • Leverage overlap of reliability activities
  • Encapsulate reusable information
  • Create/share statistical models and metrics (KPIs) based on analysis results
  • Update multiple analyses simultaneously

Project Planning, Actions and Messages

  • Integrated Project Planner
  • Create/track action items
  • Send/receive messages within the software
  • Create automated e-mail notifications
  • Actions Explorer (filter and sort all actions in the project)

Managing Analysis Projects

  • Project Categories, Item Categories and Synthesis Identifiers
  • Synthesis Explorer (filter, sort and create dashboards based on all analyses in the database)
  • Locked/Private Projects
  • Restore Points and History Log
  • Links and Attachments

 

Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP)

  • Share key analysis information using any web-enabled device
  • Track, manage and update progress

Synthesis API

  • Transfer data and analyses between systems
  • Leverage some analysis and plotting engines used in Synthesis

Available Services

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Weibull++ Reliability Life Data Analysis ALTA Accelerated Life Testing Data Analysis DOE++ Experiment Design and Analysis RGA Reliability Growth and Repairable System Analysis BlockSim System Reliability and Maintainability Analysis RENO for Risk Analysis via Discrete Event Simulation Lambda Predict Reliability Prediction Xfmea FMEA and FMECA RCM++ Reliability Centered Maintenance MPC MSG-3 Maintenance Program Creation XFRACAS Web-based FRACAS Orion eAPI Web-based Asset Management ALTA Accelerated Life Testing Data Analysis BlockSim System Reliability and Maintainability Analysis DOE++ Experiment Design and Analysis MPC MSG-3 Maintenance Program Creation Lambda Predict Reliability Prediction RCM++ Reliability Centered Maintenance RENO for Risk Analysis via Discrete Event Simulation RGA Reliability Growth and Repairable System Analysis Weibull++ Reliability Life Data Analysis Xfmea FMEA and FMECA XFRACAS Web-based FRACAS Orion eAPI Web-based Asset Management ALTA Accelerated Life Testing Data Analysis BlockSim System Reliability and Maintainability Analysis DOE++ Experiment Design and Analysis MPC MSG-3 Maintenance Program Creation Lambda Predict Reliability Prediction RCM++ Reliability Centered Maintenance RENO for Risk Analysis via Discrete Event Simulation RGA Reliability Growth and Repairable System Analysis Weibull++ Reliability Life Data Analysis Xfmea FMEA and FMECA XFRACAS Web-based FRACAS Orion eAPI Web-based Asset Management    ReliaSoft.com Footer

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