Failure Propagation Analysis of Complex System Based on Multiple Potential Field

  • Yong Fu
  • Yong QinEmail author
  • Lin-Lin Kou
  • Dian Liu
  • Li-Min Jia
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 617)


In consideration of the complex system structure and its functional behavior, a method of analyzing the system failure propagation process based on multiple potential field model is proposed, for the sake of seeking out all the possible failure propagation paths with their lengths if faults occur. Firstly, the structure and functional behavior of the complex system is introduced based on the complex network model. Secondly, system failure properties are analyzed and the whole process of system propagation is simulated based on the proposed failure propagation model. Finally, a case study based on railway train bogie system has been implemented to demonstrate the proposed method, which shows that the proposed model and method work well on the complex system.


Reliability analysis Failure propagation Complex network Bogie system Railway train bogie system 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial supports for this research from the State Key Program of National Natural Science of China (61833002).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong Fu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yong Qin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lin-Lin Kou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dian Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Li-Min Jia
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and SafetyBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Traffic and TransportationBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

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