On the Present State-of-the-Art of a Component Importance Analysis for Complex Technical Systems

  • Leszek Chybowski
  • Katarzyna Gawdzińska
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 445)


The paper presents the present state-of-the-art of a component importance analysis for complex technical systems. We used a sea vessel as an example of the complex technical system. We showed selected statistics of ship operation losses. We highlighted a necessity of further development of importance analysis methods for machinery operation. We presented a description and diagrams of qualitative and quantitative importance analysis. We pointed out the most significant problems of complex technical systems modelling. We introduced a multi-criteria system component importance analysis. Basic criteria for a system component quality evaluation have been presented. We described some factors influencing importance of the technical system components.


Importance analysis Complex system Human-machine interfaces Machinery Quality criteria Multicriteria analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Marine EngineeringMaritime University of SzczecinSzczecinPoland

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