System Reliability Modelling Using BlockSim

System Reliability Modelling is the analysis of a System to understand its reliability, availability, maintainability performance. This is done through breaking the system down into subsystems, assemblies and components and their arrangement.Common methods use logic diagrams, such as reliability block diagrams (RBDs) and fault trees.

ReliaSoft BlockSim provides a comprehensive platform for system reliability, availability, maintainability and related analyses using exact computations or discrete event simulation. The software offers a sophisticated graphical interface that allows you to model the simplest or most complex systems and processes using methods such as RBDs, Fault Trees and more.

This course aims to enable delegates to:

  • Perform Reliability Block Diagram Analysis on a System with 5 components with some in series and parallel configuration
  • Perform Fault Tree Analysis a System with 5 initiating events with both Or and And gatesconfigurations.
  • Perform System RAM Improvement Analysis


Public & On Site Courses


Public & On-Site Courses: 2 Days. The course commences at 9.00am and finishes approximately 5.00pm.

Course Fee

Public Course: £500, includes lunch and refreshments.

On-Site Course: Please complete the form opposite or contact us for onsite training prices, including discounts for multiple delegates and courses.


Online Courses


Online Courses: Split into 3 sessions 2 hour slots.

Course Fee

Online Courses: Please complete the form opposite or contact us for online training prices, including discounts for multiple delegates and courses.


Further Information / Registration

Please contact us to discuss if this course is suitable for your requirements and to make arrangements. Simply:

We can also run this course online or at your offices as a company-dedicated training session on a date of your choosing. Please indicate when contacting us if you are interested in these options.

Who Should Attend this Course?

This course is intended to provide detailed training on the use of ReliaSoft BlockSim and System Modelling, for people that will be required to perform common RAM analysis techniques in their work.

The course assumes prior knowledge on the subject of RAM Analysis with an ideal precursor training course being the “RAM Analysis Fundamentals “ 2-Day course provided by Wilde.

Although this course be training user in ReliaSoft BlockSim, it is not intended to provide comprehensive training on all aspects of the software tool, but will provide the users with information on how to continuously learn with the tool.

Public Course Venues

Wilde Analysis Training Facility
Whitworth House, 28 Charles Street

Course Agenda


  • Overview of System Reliability Modeling
  • Purpose of RAM analysis
  • Definitions
  • Common tools and techniques
  • Reminder of RAM Metrics
  • Failure Rate and MTBF
  • Reliability Metrics
  • Maintainability Metrics
  • Availability Metrics
  • Introduction to ReliaSoft BlockSim
  • Demonstration
  • Modelling System Dependability
  • Analytical Reliability Modelling
  • Simulation Reliability Modelling
  • Monte Carlo Simulation for Availability and Spare Parts
  • Reporting Results
  • Reliability Bock Diagrams – Analytical
  • RBD Blocks
  • Block Properties
  • Block Reliability
  • System Analysis
  • Analysis Metrics
  • Analysis Plots
  • Reliability Bock Diagrams - Simulation
  • Block Maintainability
  • System Simulation
  • Advanced Simulation Options
  • Reliability Block Diagrams
  • Additional Block Types
  • Operation Settings
  • Consequential Costs
  • Fault Trees
  • Reliability Block Diagram vs Fault Trees
  • Fault Tree Block
  • Block Properties
  • Block Reliability
  • Block Maintainability
  • System Analysis
  • Fault Tree Tracer
  • Minimal cut sets
  • System Improvement Tools and Reports
  • Identify critical components – FRED Reports
  • Allocation Analysis
  • Synthesis Workbook
  • Published Models


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