The model demonstrates how non-fatal failure modes can be used in your reliability models. By default, a failure mode is added to the element's logic tree so that the component stops operating when the failure occurs. However in certain cases failures cause the system's performance to degrade, but the component continues to operate.
To model situation where a failure mode impacts performance, but not operability, one must first delete the failure mode from the internal logic tree. The Failed output and ~Failed available property can then be used in selectors and other GoldSim elements to calculate the performance of the component in a degredated state.
To Open the Model File:
- Start GoldSim
- Click on the File and select Open Example...
- Browse to Reliability Examples
- Select the file called FailedOutput.gsm