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Risk analysis

Author: Terje Aven
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : John Wiley & Sons, 2015. ©2015
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Risk Analysis, Second Edition Terje Aven, University of Stavanger, Norway A practical guide to the varied challenges presented in the ever-growing field of risk analysis. Risk Analysis presents an accessible and concise guide to performing risk analysis, in a wide variety of field, with minimal prior knowledge required. Forming an ideal companion volume to Aven's previous Wiley text Foundations of Risk Analysis, it  Read more...
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Aven, Terje.
Risk analysis.
Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : John Wiley & Sons, 2015
(DLC) 2015018045
(OCoLC)909112370
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terje Aven
ISBN: 9781119057819 1119057817 1119057795 9781119057796
OCLC Number: 910009560
Notes: Previous edition: 2008.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: What is a risk analysis?; 1.1 Why risk analysis?; 1.2 Risk management; 1.3 Examples: decision situations; chapter 2: What is risk?; 2.1 The risk concept and its description; 2.2 Vulnerability; 2.3 How to describe risk quantitatively; 2.4 Qualitative judgements; Chapter 3: The risk analysis process: planning; 3.1 Problem definition; 3.2 Selection of analysis method; Chapter 4: The risk analysis process: risk assessment; 4.1 Identification of initiating events; 4.2 Cause analysis; 4.3 Consequence analysis. 4.4 Probabilities and uncertainties4.5 Risk picture: risk presentation; Chapter 5: The risk analysis process: risk treatment; 5.1 Comparisons of alternatives; 5.2 Management review and judgement; Chapter 6: Risk analysis methods; 6.1 Coarse risk analysis; 6.2 Job safety analysis; 6.3 Failure modes and effects analysis; 6.4 Hazard and operability studies; 6.5 SWIFT; 6.6 Fault tree analysis; 6.7 Event tree analysis; 6.8 Bayesian networks; 6.9 Monte Carlo simulation; Chapter 7: Safety measures for a road tunnel; 7.1 Planning; 7.2 Risk assessment; 7.3 Risk treatment. Chapter 8: Risk analysis process for an offshore installation8.1 Planning; 8.2 Risk analysis; 8.3 Risk picture and comparison of alternatives; 8.4 Management review and judgement; Chapter 9: Production assurance; 9.1 Planning; 9.2 Risk analysis; 9.3 Risk picture and comparison of alternatives; 9.4 Management review and judgement. Decision; Chapter 10: Risk analysis process for a cash depot; 10.1 Planning; 10.2 Risk analysis; 10.3 Risk picture; 10.4 Risk-reducing measures; 10.5 Management review and judgement. Decision; 10.6 Discussion; Chapter 11: Risk analysis process for municipalities. 11.1 Planning11.2 Risk assessment; 11.3 Risk treatment; Chapter 12: Risk analysis process for the entire enterprise; 12.1 Planning; 12.2 Risk analysis; 12.3 Overall risk picture; 12.4 Risk treatment; Chapter 13: Discussion; 13.1 Risk analysis as a decision support tool; 13.2 Risk is more than the calculated probabilities and expected values; 13.3 Risk analysis has both strengths and weaknesses; 13.4 Reflection on approaches, methods and results; 13.5 Limitations of the causal chain approach; 13.6 Risk perspectives; 13.7 Scientific basis. 13.8 The implications of the limitations of risk assessment13.9 Critical systems and activities; 13.10 On the difference between risk as seen from the perspectives of the analysts and management; 13.11 Conclusions; Appendix A: Probability calculus and statistics; A.1 The meaning of a probability; A.2 Probability calculus; A.3 Probability distributions: expected value; A.4 Statistics (Bayesian statistics); Appendix B: Introduction to reliability analysis; B.1 Reliability of systems composed of components; B.2 Production system; B.3 Safety system.
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