Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications

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An introduction to risk assessment that utilizes key theory and state-of-the-art applications

With its balanced coverage of theory and applications along with standards and regulations, Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications serves as a comprehensive introduction to the topic. The book serves as a practical guide to current risk analysis and risk assessment, emphasizing the possibility of sudden, major accidents across various areas of practice from machinery and ...

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Overview

An introduction to risk assessment that utilizes key theory and state-of-the-art applications

With its balanced coverage of theory and applications along with standards and regulations, Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications serves as a comprehensive introduction to the topic. The book serves as a practical guide to current risk analysis and risk assessment, emphasizing the possibility of sudden, major accidents across various areas of practice from machinery and manufacturing processes to nuclear power plants and transportation systems.

The author applies a uniform framework to the discussion of each method, setting forth clear objectives and descriptions, while also shedding light on applications, essential resources, and advantages and disadvantages. Following an introduction that provides an overview of risk assessment, the book is organized into two sections that outline key theory, methods, and applications.

  • Introduction to Risk Assessment defines key concepts and details the steps of a thorough risk assessment along with the necessary quantitative risk measures. Chapters outline the overall risk assessment process, and a discussion of accident models and accident causation offers readers new insights into how and why accidents occur to help them make better assessments.
  • Risk Assessment Methods and Applications carefully describes the most relevant methods for risk assessment, including preliminary hazard analysis, HAZOP, fault tree analysis, and event tree analysis. Here, each method is accompanied by a self-contained description as well as workflow diagrams and worksheets that illustrate the use of discussed techniques. Important problem areas in risk assessment, such as barriers and barrier analysis, human errors, and human reliability, are discussed along with uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.

Each chapter concludes with a listing of resources for further study of the topic, and detailed appendices outline main results from probability and statistics, related formulas, and a listing of key terms used in risk assessment. A related website features problems that allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material and supplemental slides to facilitate the learning process.

Risk Assessment is an excellent book for courses on risk analysis and risk assessment at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as a valuable reference for engineers, researchers, consultants, and practitioners who use risk assessment techniques in their everyday work.

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“This book may be used as a textbook for risk management courses as well as for dealing with practical problems of risk assessment. Theory is illustrated with relevant descriptions and examples. Suggestions for additional reading are provided at the end of each chapter.” (Zentralblatt MATH, 2012

"The book serves as a practical guide to current risk analysis and risk assessment, emphasizing the possibility of sudden, major accidents across various areas of practice from machinery and manufacturing processes to nuclear power plants and transportation systems." (Financial Technology, 5 December 2011)

"Rausand (production and quality engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology) offers a comprehensive introduction that defines the field and discusses the main concepts and then presents the main methods for analyses." (Book News, 1 October 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470637647
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Series: Statistics in Practice Series , #86
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 664
  • Sales rank: 1,427,553
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Marvin Rausand is Professor in the Department of Production and Quality Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has published extensively in his areas of research interest, which include system reliability theory, risk analysis, maintenance optimization, and probabilistic modeling. Professor Rausand is the author of System Reliability Theory: Models, Statistical Methods, and Applications, Second Edition (Wiley).

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction to Risk Assessment.

1. Introduction.

2. The Words of Risk Analysis.

3. Hazards and Threats.

4. How to Measures and Evaluate Risk?

5. Risk Management.

6. Accidents Models.

7. Data for Risk Analysis.

Part II. Risk Assessment Methods and Applications.

8. Risk Assessment Process.

9. Hazard Identification.

10. Causal and Frequency Analysis.

11. Development of Accident Scenarios.

12. Barriers and Barrier Analysis.

13. Human Reliability Analysis.

14. Job Safety Analysis.

15. Common Cause Failures.

16. Uncertainty and Sensitivity.

17. Development and Applications of Risk Assessment.

Part III. Appendices.

Elements of Probability Theory.

Acronyms.

Glossary.

References. 

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