Goal‐oriented (GO) methodology is a success‐oriented method for complex system reliability analysis based on modeling the normal operating sequence of a system and all possible system states. Recently, GO method has been applied in reliability and safety analysis of a number of systems, spanning defense, transportation, and power systems. This chapter provides a new approach for reliability analysis of complex systems, first, by providing its development history, its engineering applications, and the future directions. Then, the basic theory of GO method is expounded. Finally, the comparison of GO method, fault tree analysis and Monte‐Carlo simulation is discussed.
Part of the book: System Reliability