Ansys medini analyze software implements key safety analysis methods — hazard and operability (HAZOP) analysis, fault tree analysis (FTA), failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), failure modes, effects and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA) — all in one integrated tool. It supports the efficient and consistent execution of the safety-related activities required by applicable safety standards. Ansys medini analyze is well integrated with other engineering tools, and enables model-based safety analysis using standards like SysML.

Applications

Ansys medini analyze is applied in the development of safety-critical electrical and electronic (E/E) and software (SW) controlled systems in domains like automotive, aerospace or industrial equipment. It is specifically tailored to the domain-specific standards ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ARP4761 and MIL-STD-882E. The application scope ranges from the early conceptual phase through product development and on to the detailed analysis at the semiconductor level.

Features

Ansys medini analyze offers state-of-the-art analysis methods bundled in a model-based environment, including:

  • Safety analysis and design for E/E systems and SW-controlled functions, specifically tailored to the domain-specific standards ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ARP4761 and MIL-STD-882E
  • Integration of architectural/functional design with methods for quality, reliability and functional safety analysis
  • Support of operational situation analysis, hazard and risk analysis (HARA), functional hazard assessment (FHA), FTA, FMEA, FMEDA, FMECA probabilistic reliability analysis and hardware failure metrics
  • Quality analysis for product design and related processes according to SAE J1739, VDA-AIAG FMEA Handbook, etc.
  • Complete end-to-end traceability
  • Customizable generation of work products and documentation
  • Teamwork support, including a sophisticated, model-based compare-and-merge technology
  • Integration with Ansys SCADE Architect, IBM® Rational® DOORS®, IBM® Rational® Rhapsody®, Enterprise Architect, No Magic MagicDraw®, MATLAB®/Simulink®, Stateflow®, PTC Integrity™, Microsoft® Office, TortoiseSVN, IBM® Rational® ClearCase®, Jama Software and others
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Capabilities

  • Safety Concept Modeling

    Capture your functional, technical or HW/SW safety concepts in models integrating safety requirements, safety goals and safety architecture.

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  • Model-Based Safety Analysis

    Find and solve safety-critical issues in your systems and components using inductive and deductive methods directly tied to your design models.

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  • Reliability Prediction and Analysis

    Evaluate the safety and reliability of your H/W design utilizing well-established standard reliability handbooks and widely used quantitative analysis methods like FT, FMEDA and FMECA.

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  • Traceability and Validation

    Validate the standard compliance of your safety concepts with automatic constraint checking; establish rich traceability for impact analysis.

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  • Teamwork and Review Support

    Collaborate as a safety engineering team by sharing, comparing and merging safety projects; integrate with task management systems for workflow support.

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  • Integration into the Engineering Environment

    Seamlessly exchange engineering data like requirements, design models, and part libraries with standard requirements management and system design tools.

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  • Customization and Process Adaptation

    Easily adapt medini analyze to company-specific processes, guidelines and templates.

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  • ANSYS Product Integration

    Benefit from the tight coupling of medini analyze with other ANSYS tools for system design, analysis, and simulation.

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  • Reporting and Documentation

    Generate reports and required safety documentation directly from your safety analysis using a powerful reporting engine.

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