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Probablistic Risk Assessment and Management for Engineers and Scientists. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 2176582
  • Book
  • May 2000
  • 620 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Electrical Engineering Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Management for Engineers and Scientists Second Edition "State of the art in risk analysis...[this book] projects the technology into the next decade. Congratulations to the authors on a virtuoso performance." -Charles Donaghey, University of Houston "A very useful reference to the academic and government communities, and junior engineering staff within nuclear, chemical, transportation, aerospace, and other industries." -Yovan Lukic, Arizona Public Service Company As the demands of government agencies and insurance companies escalate, societal risk assessment and management become increasingly critical to the development and use of engineered systems in the full range of industrial installations. Packed with real-world examples and practical mathematical and statistical methods for large, complex systems, this definitive text and sourcebook gives you the guidance you need for thorough and conclusive study. You'll find new and updated coverage of all the key topics related to risk analysis:

Probabilistic nature of risk

Qualitative and quantitative risk assessments

System decomposition

Legal and regulatory risks

And much more!
The authors also provide end-of-chapter problems and a course outline. Complete with a new, automated, fault tree synthesis method using semantic networks. Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Management for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition will be of value to anyone working with engineered systems. Also of Interest from IEEE Press... Successful Patents and Patenting for Engineers and Scientists edited by Michael A. Lechter, Esq. 1995 Softcover 432 pp IEEE Order No. PP4478 ISBN 0-7803-1086-1 Metric Units and Conversion Charts A Metrication Handbook for Engineers, Technologists, and Scientists Second Edition Theodore Wildi 1995 Softcover 144 pp IEEE Order No. PP4044 ISBN 0-7803-1050-0 The Probability Tutoring Book An Intuitive Course for Engineers and Scientists (And Everyone Else!) Carol Ash 1993 Softcover 480 pp IEEE Order No. PP2881 ISBN 0-7803-1051-9
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Preface.

Basic Risk Concepts.

Accident Mechanisms and Risk Management.

Probabilistic Risk Assessment.

Fault-Tree Construction.

Qualitative Aspects of System Analysis.

Quantification of Basic Events.

Confidence Intervals.

Quantitative Aspects of System Analysis.

System Quantification for Dependent Events.

Human Reliability.

Uncertainty Quantification.

Legal and Regulatory Risks.

Index.
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Hiromitsu Kumamoto Kyoto University.

Ernest J. Henley University of Houston.
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