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Powertrain Functional Safety

  • Engineers, managers and technicians involved in the development of mechatronic systems and powertrains, from design to after-sales who want to incorporate in the design and utilization the principles of functional safety.
  • This course provides designers of automotive systems with a deeper knowledge on functional safety in order to select the right architecture for the powertrain.For example, functional safety ISO 26262 standard or VDA state of the art safety modify engines or gearbox technologies.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • identify risks in mechatronic systems and in particular powertrain systems (engine and gearbox),
  • understand the risks of the system over its life in all their aspects: hardware, software and interfaces,
  • develop and implement a process of building a safe operating architecture (specification and validation) adapted to the context of the project and the criticality of the identified risks,
  • develop or validate a case study for safety,
  • identify key regulatory requirements and current standards for safety.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Interactive training with real life examples.
  • Pedagogy based on workgroups and exercises.
  • Practical examples of risk analyses on spark ignition and diesel engines and on automatic transmissions.
  • Supports are adaptable to all problems that students will face in their professional life.

Introduction to engine safety 1 day
  • Definitions and basics.
  • Preliminary risk analysis.
  • Analysis of failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA, FMECA).
  • Reliability diagram.
  • Failure trees.
  • Trading risk.
  • Development of specific problems to mechatronic systems.
  • Basic principles of engineering systems.
  • Legislative and regulatory framework.
  • Safety state of the art.
Safety development in a project 0.5 day
  • Key steps in a system construction and validation.
  • Integration of these steps in an engineering system process.
  • Adaptation of the process to the project requirements.
Designing a system architecture with functional safety 0.5 day
  • Identification, assessment and prioritization of mechatronic systems risks.
  • Objectives declination to systems and sub-systems, hardware and software components.
  • Selection and evaluation of architectures: selection and evaluation of components, systems and equipment aspects, specific aspects software.
Designing powertrain with functional safety 2 days
  • Practical case studies: ignition engine, diesel engine and automatic gearbox.
  • Identification, assessment and prioritization of risks in a powertrain.
  • Objectives declination to systems and sub-systems, hardware and software components.
  • Selection and evaluation of powertrain architectures related to safety.
  • Selection and evaluation of powertrain components strips to safety.
  • Use of functional safety tools in a powertrain design (failure trees, FMEA, …).
  • Taking into account the safety state of the art: VDA case.
  • Application of ISO 26262, ASIL quotes.
Safety formalization & requirements 0.5 day
  • Writing a safety specification.
  • Contractual precautions.
Safety analysis & validation of performance 0.25 day
  • Main means of assessing the performance of RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability and safety).
Treatment & taking into account the return of experience 0.25 day
  • Use of the life series and system development followed: interest and limitations.
  • Capitalization of life series and development to improve the predictive assessment of the RAMS.
  • The existing databases and their limitations.
2016 course calendar
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Sep 19 - 23 Rueil €2,590 Online By email

2017 course calendar
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Sep 25 - 29 Rueil €2,590 Online