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Ansys Medini: Practical Application of Functional Safety

Concept development along Automotive standards (ISO 26262 & AIAG VDA)


Training Basic

In this training, you will develop safety concepts following established processes (like HARA, FMEA/FMEDA, and FTA). This training is offered as a 2-day course.

2 days

Basics of functional safety (FTA, FMEA, FMEDA), Knowledge of DIN ISO 26262

Software used
Ansys Medini

  • Develop normative safety concepts for certification purposes.
  • Ensure traceability through the model-based approach.
  • Interact between established safety analyses in linked workflows.
  • Centralize and maintain safety related data and projects.


In the development of safety-critical products, faster time-to-market and the increase of product variants has pushed companies to strive for more efficiency complying to standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 26262, ARP 4761, and others. Gain an overview of the implementation of automotive functional safety standards in Ansys Medini. Dive into the practice of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Failure Modes, Effects, and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA), and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA). In this hands-on training, we will utilize the ISO 26262 and AIAG VDA to demonstrate working according to standards using the software. We will focus on the development of safety concepts for an electrified trike (e-Trike), covering common process steps and methodologies. This includes the item definition, conduction of risk assessments, the analysis of failures and malfunctions, and the implementation of necessary validation and verification principles. You will learn how to use the software as a model-based, qualified tool classified as T2 according to VDE standards.

The training is designed for engineers and managers working in systems engineering and the field of functional safety, who want to master the application of qualified software, which enables the quick and efficient implementation of common standards for daily processes.

Detailed agenda for this 2-day training

Day 1

01 Functional and Technical Safety

  • ISO 26262 and V-model: from the system level to the functional safety concept
  • AIAG VDA: from the technical level into the functional concept
  • What is behind the model-based approach and how does it add value?
  • e-Trike: a simplified example with practical focus
  • Template based working in the frame of ISO 26262
  • Workshop: Project individualization following the AIAG VDA standard

02 Malfunctions, Risks and Classification

  • Workshop: The architecture as a basis for functional safety system modelling
  • Function analysis and the deduction of malfunctions
  • Operational scenarios and resulting risks
  • How do we classify risks using ASIL categories leading to the definition of safety goals?
  • Set-up of an initial safety concept

03 Functional Safety Concepts

  • The management of safety goals and requirements
  • How could specifications be seen from the perspective of the original manufacturer?
  • How could this be different from the perspective of the component(s) supplier?
  • Workshop: AIAG VDA: functional safety based on technical architecture
  • Workshop: The deduction of an initial safety concept from the functional level
  • Cause/effect relationship: errors, failures and malfunctions

04 The Inductive Analysis of Cause and Effect

  • FMEA: the analysis of failures, causes and effects
  • How can we efficiently work with failures and malfunctions using the cause-effect diagram?
  • Workshop: Execution of a failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) according to AIAG VDA
  • Workshop: Risk reduction through detection and prevention measures
  • What are work products and how can they be communicated efficiently?
  • Outlook: Quantification of failures as a basis for criticality assessment in the FMECA

Day 2

05 Deductive Analyses based on Fault Trees

  • Deduction vs. induction: the added value of fault tree analyses (FTA)
  • What is the difference between an event and the actual failure or malfunction?
  • Workshop: Which logical operations do we typically apply in fault tree analyses?
  • More complex logical operations and their applications
  • Workshop: How to efficiently work with the FTA diagram editor

06 Weakness Analysis, Safety Measures and Requirements

  • Workshop: Effective traceability using the model-based approach in FTA
  • Workshop: Big analyses and models
  • Outlook: Quantification as a measure to improve the data basis for fault tree analyses
  • Workshop: The analysis of fault trees and system failure
  • How can we conduct further analysis of the dependency of failures (DFA)?

07 Hardware Libraries - The Quantification of Failure Data

  • Hardware libraries as a foundation for enhanced failure analyses
  • Workshop: Failure mechanisms and quantification
  • Workshop: How to efficiently work with hardware libraries
  • The centralization of hardware libraries
  • Data management and maintenance

08 From Libraries into Quantitative Analyses

  • What is the difference between a bill-of-materials (BOM) and a hardware library?
  • How would quantified data impact an FMEA?
  • How would quantified data impact an FTA?
  • Workshop: The BOM as a basis: failure modes, effects and diagnostic analyses (FMEDA)
  • Model based integration - connectivity, traceability and safety planning

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Jan Seyfarth
Business Development Manager, CADFEM Germany GmbH, Grafing

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What CADFEM customers are saying

 Rosi Jahn Senior Project Manager, INYO Mobility GmbH
Rosi Jahn
Senior Project Manager, INYO Mobility GmbH

The collaborative nature of the ‘Ansys Medini: Practical Application of Functional Safety’ course is very impressive. In a creative atmosphere, the participants work together in the software and discuss questions amongst each other. Using easy-to-grasp examples, the challenging task of navigating through the standard is made a breeze. This prepares the participants for the efficient creation and documentation of their own Functional Safety concept.

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