Powertrain Functional Safety

E-learning This course can be adapted to virtual classroom mode

Who should attend?

  • 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.
Public :
  • 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.

Level : Advanced

Course Content

  • Introduction to engine safety

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • Writing a safety specification.
      • Contractual precautions.
  • Safety analysis & validation of performance

      • Main means of assessing the performance of RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability and safety).
  • Treatment & taking into account the return of experience

      • 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.

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.

Ways & 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.
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