Technical Diagnostics

  • Horst Czichos


The term diagnostics originates from the medical field and refers to the identification of the nature of a health problem and its classification by examination and evaluation. Technology has adopted this term with respect to the “health” of technical objects. The chapter outlines failure modes and effect analysis as well as fault tree analysis and gives an overview on the methodology of technical diagnostics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horst Czichos
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  1. 1.Beuth University of Applied Sciences BerlinBerlinGermany

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