Fault tree approach for the reliability analysis of gear trains: Part i - Basic theory

T. S. Pan, S. S. Rao

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The application of fault tree techniques to the analysisof gear trains is considered. The techniques involve thedecomposition of the system into a logic diagram or faulttree in which certain basic or primary events lead to aspecified top event which signifies the total failure of thesystem. The fault trees are used to obtain minimal cut setsfrom which the modes of system failure and, hence, thereliability measure for the top event can be calculated. Themethod of constructing fault trees and the subsequentestimation of reliability of the system is illustrated through anine speed compound gear train and a five speed epicyclicgear train.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesign Methods, Computer Graphics, and Expert
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780791897737
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 1987 Design Technology Conferences, DETC 1987 - Boston, United States
Duration: Sep 27 1987Sep 30 1987

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference


ConferenceASME 1987 Design Technology Conferences, DETC 1987
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation


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