Block Diagram

Use a Block Diagram to Design Reliability of Systems

block diagram template excel

There are three types of block diagrams:

  • System - physical relationship of major system components
  • Functional - Categorize system components according to the function they provide.
  • Reliability - depicts the effect of a component failure on the system's function.

To Create a Block Diagram

  1. Lay out a diagram of parallel and serial components
  2. Identify probability of failure of each component (value 0-1).
  3. Calculate parallel probabilities. (a+b-a*b)
  4. Multiply serial component probabilities (a*b)
  5. Use parallel parts to increase reliability.
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