Fault tree analysis

A form of safety analysis that assesses hardware safety to provide failure statistics and sensitivity analyses that indicate the possible effect of critical failures.


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    [fawl-tee] /ˈfɔl ti/ adjective, faultier, faultiest. 1. having or defects; imperfect. /ˈfɔːltɪ/ adjective faultier, faultiest 1. defective or imperfect 2. (archaic) culpable adj. late 14c., from fault (n.) + -y (2). Related: Faultiness.

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