The functional analysis of a system includes:
- an identification as precise as possible of the distinct functions of the system and their interactions or interferences
- in this way potential disfunctions and risks can be identified and, as a result, possible risks can be discovered and assessed. This can be done by "hazards and operability studies"; "analysis of possible failures of components"; "critical effects study"; causes and consequences diagrams"; "failures trees"; and others.
Statistical analysis is one of the main tools in this kind of analysis, as well as Petri nets and Markovian processes models.
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