Creation of a reliability block diagrams model





After you create a new project ("Reliability block diagrams" type chosen), the following frame appears on the screen. Click on "Series" to add some blocks (serie structure). The "Series dialog box" frame appears. Fill up the fields then validate by clicking on "OK".


          
          
          
          
          
          
	    
	  



The model is now the following:


          
          
          
          
          
          
	    
	  



Click on "Parallel" to add some blocks (parallel structure). The "Parallel dialog box" frame appears. Fill up the fields then validate by clicking on "OK".


          
          
          
          
          
          
	    
	  



The model is now the following:


          
          
          
          
          
          
	    
	  



Click on "Edit" to enter values for each block present in the model.


          
          
          
          
          
	    
	  

A frame appears on the screen. After entering values and clicking on "Validate" for the block1, this block becomes orange in the tree (on the right part of the screen).


          
          
          
          
          
          
	    
	  



Enter the values for the block3.


          
          
          
          
          
          
	    
	  



Click on "K-out-of-N" and enter the values for the block3. Then click on "Validate".


          
          
          
          
          
          
	    
	  



The block3 is now representing in green in the tree.


          
          
          
          
          
          
	    
	  



The model is now the following:


          
          
          
          
          
          
	    
	  



The user can describe each block by giving comments. Click on "Identify" and move the mouse to be on the top of the block you want to describe. Here is the block2. A frame appears to let you enter your comments.


          
          
          
          
          
          
	    
	  



Then you can move the mouse to another block to continue the process. Close the windows to finish the "Identify" action.


          
          
          
          
          
          
	    
	  



Click on "Analysis" to analyse the current model.