Accelerate safety-critical system development with systems engineering

Development and certification process using systems engineering and simulation tools

Modern embedded systems must deal with ever-growing complexity. A common passenger car may have around 100 control units (ECUs), which are sophisticated real-time computers running hundreds of millions of lines of code. A fault in a single line of code could lead to a hazard to human life. On top of that, the demand for faster connectivity could generate vulnerabilities in cybersecurity to be exploited by malicious attackers

These risks are also relevant to critical sectors such as aerospace, railway, and nuclear, where a single malfunction can have far-reaching consequences, affecting a considerable number of people.

In order to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of embedded systems while keeping track of development costs and certification deadlines, one must follow a number of systems engineering disciplines activities.

This workshop will present an overview of the safety-related activities required in Safety Critical applications and how the Ansys suite of tools can adhere to standards such as ISO 26262, DO-178C, IEC 61513, EN 50128, and provide the work products required for certification.

What you will learn:

  • How Ansys applies model-based approach to development of safety critical embedded systems
  • How to integrate Model Based Safety Analysis into the certification process


  • Overview of systems engineering concepts and terminology
  • Overview of functional safety concepts and terminology
  • Examples of model based development applied to industrial systems


Rafael Simões de Oliveira

CAE Application Specialist, ESSS

Electrical engineer from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, with a focus on automation and control. With over 15 years of experience in product development for the automotive, transportation, and medical devices sectors.