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Risk-Based Engineering

An Integrated Approach to Complex Systems—Special Reference to Nuclear Plants

  • Prabhakar V. Varde
  • Michael G. Pecht

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 1-13
  3. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 15-29
  4. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 31-69
  5. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 71-113
  6. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 115-139
  7. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 141-235
  8. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 237-270
  9. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 271-290
  10. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 291-311
  11. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 313-374
  12. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 375-415
  13. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 417-445
  14. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 447-507
  15. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 509-529
  16. Prabhakar V. Varde, Michael G. Pecht
    Pages 531-560
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 561-568

About this book

Introduction

The book comprehensively covers the various aspects of risk modeling and analysis in technological contexts. It pursues a systems approach to modeling risk and reliability concerns in engineering, and covers the key concepts of risk analysis and mathematical tools used to assess and account for risk in engineering problems. The relevance of incorporating risk-based structures in design and operations is also stressed, with special emphasis on the human factor and behavioral risks.

The book uses the nuclear plant, an extremely complex and high-precision engineering environment, as an example to develop the concepts discussed. The core mechanical, electronic and physical aspects of such a complex system offer an excellent platform for analyzing and creating risk-based models. The book also provides real-time case studies in a separate section to demonstrate the use of this approach. There are many limitations when it comes to applications of risk-based approaches to engineering problems. The book is structured and written in a way that addresses these key gap areas to help optimize the overall methodology.

This book serves as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on risk and reliability in engineering. It can also be used outside the classroom for professional development courses aimed at practicing engineers or as an introduction to risk-based engineering for professionals, researchers, and students interested in the field.

Keywords

Complex Systems in Engineering Nuclear Plant Optimization Probabilistic Risk Assessment Reliability engineering Risk Analysis Risk-based approach Risk-informed decisions Safety in Engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Prabhakar V. Varde
    • 1
  • Michael G. Pecht
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Reactor Services Division, Homi Bhabha National InstituteBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Center for Advanced Life Cycle EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0090-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-0088-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-0090-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-999X
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