Choosing Safety: A Guide to Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis in Complex, High-Consequence Systems (Paperback)Michael V. Frank (author)
Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 19/08/2008
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The technological age has seen a range of catastrophic and preventable failures, often as a result of decisions that did not appropriately consider safety as a factor in design and engineering. Through more than a dozen practical examples from the author s experience in nuclear power, aerospace, and other potentially hazardous facilities, Choosing Safety is the first book to bring together probabilistic risk assessment and decision analysis using real case studies. For managers, project leaders, engineers, scientists, and interested students, Michael V. Frank focuses on methods for making logical decisions about complex engineered systems and products in which safety is a key factor in design - and where failure can cause great harm, injury, or death.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm
'Engaging and fascinating real-world case studies . . .Important material of great interest to many audiences.' Tony Cox, Cox Associates 'The most notable contributions are its practical approach to risk assessment and decisionmaking and the case studies . . . This is a first-rate how-to book. The case studies are particularly valuable for engineering students in aerospace, mechanical, chemical, and nuclear programs.' William E. Kastenberg, University of California, Berkeley
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