Author: Bernd Sieker
Last modified 08 June 2001
Submit a textual CID-Graph and receive a Fault Tree Postscript File
To use cid2ft-Service you have to follow these steps:
Enter the complete pathname of the textual CID-Graph you want to submit
into the text field just right of the text saying "Textual CID-Graph:"
or click on the button reading "Browse..." and select the
Adjust the options to your likings.
Press the button labelled "Submit". You may have to wait a while
before you see the results. Your file will be transferred to our
system, so the cid2ft-Service can process it.
If your cid file requires additional files for (safety) sub-systems,
these files will be requested by the cid2ft service in another
step. The names of the requested files will be displayed, It is neccessary
to specify all the additional files or cid2ft will not be able to complete
After processing your file(s), and if all went well, the cid2ft
service will offer a Postscript[tm] file (but see below!) containing a
Fault Tree diagram corresponding to the CID file(s) uploaded. Save the
file to a convenient place to your hard disk and view it with a
postscript viewer of your choice.
Here is a short Manual for cid2ft, describing basic features
and requirements for cid files.
For a more in-depth discussion of Causal System Analysis (CSA), Causal Influence
Diagrams (CID) and automatic generation of Fault Trees from CIDs, see the
following papers by Prof. Dr. Peter B. Ladkin et. al.:
Comments, bug reports and suggestions for enhancements are welcome.
Bernd Sieker, 2001-06-08