1st Edition

Advances in Safety and Reliability - ESREL 2005, Two Volume Set
Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2005, Tri City (Gdynia-Sopot-Gdansk), Poland, 27-30 June 2005

ISBN 9780415383400
Published July 21, 2005 by CRC Press
2204 Pages

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Book Description

Advances in Safety and Reliability considers issues relating to the establishment, management and assurance of safety and reliability in human-technology-environment interactions of modern society. This volume includes scientific and technical papers on safety and reliability, as well as methods for the assessment and management of risks. Set in a wide range of industrial, societal and governmental sectors, the book presents topical aspects of safety, reliability and risk in the design, production and operation of industrial products, systems and infrastructures. The analysis includes technical, human and organizational criteria.  Integral demonstrations of the use of risk analysis and reliability assessment are provided in a variety of practical applications; these include major technological systems and infrastructures, ranging from chemical and nuclear installations, through aviation and aerospace, road and rail transport, to civil and structural systems. Advances in Safety and Reliability is of interest to industrialists, regulators, managers, investors, decision makers, universities, research organisations and government bodies, and everyone involved in safety, reliability and risk understanding, assessment, management and communication.

Table of Contents

Dynamic safety margin in fault diagnosis and isolation

M. Abdel-Geliel & E. Badreddin

On the use of bubble diagrams in project risk management, with application to safety

E.B. Abrahamsen & T. Aven

Evaluation of cost-benefit analyses for analyzing safety and safety measures in investment projects

E.B. Abrahamsen, F. Asche & T. Aven

Probabilistic model checking for dependability properties of stochastic systems

N. Addouche, C. Antoine & J. Montmain

An improved 3- neighborhood heuristic algorithm for constrained reliability optimization

M. Agarwal & S. Aggarwal

Maintenance optimization of the RP10 shutdown safety system

A.H. Aguirre & G.S. Lazaro

Development of a causal model for air transport safety

B.J.M. Ale, L.J. Bellamy, R.M. Cooke, L.H.J. Goossens, A.R. Hale, D. Kurowicka,

A.L.C. Roelen & E. Smith

A geostatistic approach to the Functional Analysis Space Technique: a case of study.

G. Alfaro Degan, D. Lippiello & M.Pinzari

Experts information estimation and application using Bayesian and fuzzy inference

R. Alzbutas

Integration of analytical and Monte Carlo methods for dynamic system safety analysis

R. Alzbutas & V. Janilionis

Testing interval investigation using Bayesian approach

R. Alzbutas, J. Augutis, V. Matuzas & I. Zutautaite

Analysis of accident scenarios of RoPax vessels

P. Antão & C. Guedes Soares

Application of the Formal Safety Assessment to the reduction of turn around time in the high speed craft terminal of the port of Nice

P. Antão, C. Guedes Soares, M. Fracchia & F. Capoulade

Keynote lecture: Foundational issues in risk analysis

T. Aven

Perspectives on risk acceptance criteria and management for offshore installations – application to a development project

T. Aven, J.E. Vinnem & F. Vollen

An introduction to the assessment of reliability of the heat supply systems

B. Babiarz

Optimum maintenance of systems under two types of failure

F.G Badía & M.D. Berrade

Diagnostic discriminators of crack in large power turbo-set’s rotating shaft

S. Banaszek

A population-based algorithm for the hazardous materials routing problem

D. Barbucha

Ways of perfection of hazardous goods’ transportation technology

N. Batarliene

Statistical probability assessment of the technological transportation process

A. Baublys

Keynote lecture: Multi-attribute utility theory and FN-critera.

T. Bedford

Improved Parameter Estimation for the Process Oriented Simulation (POS) Model for Common Cause Failures

H.-P. Berg, R. Görtz & E. Schimetschka

Multicriterial optimization of semi-Markov processes with discount

K.P. Bernaciak

Application of the ARAMIS Methodology to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

A. Bernatik, R. Bris & S. Horehledova

Multi-attribute approaches for maintenance policies selection problem

M. Bertolini, E. Bottani & M. Bevilacqua

A SIL quantification approach to complex systems for guided transportation

J. Beugin, D. Renaux & L. Cauffriez

Reliability analysis of large systems with dependent components

A. Blokus

Reliability and availability evaluation of large renewal systems

A. Blokus

Stochastic and functional analysis of a public mobile network in a safety critical context

A. Bobbio, E. Ciancamerla, M. Minichino & E. Tronci

Probabilistic approach to risk analysis of chemical spills at sea

M. Bogalecka & K. Kolowrocki

Sharing experience on risk management to design future industrial systems : shape-risk, an European co-ordination action

Ch. Bolvin & O. Salvi

The neural methods in expert judgment processing

A. Brandowski, W. Frackowiak & H. Nguyen

One computation algorithm for multiobjective maintenance optimization

R. Briš

Maintenance optimization of a common simple distribution system

R. Briš, S. Rusek & R. Gono

Analysis of causes of crude oil tankers’ disasters

H. Buglacki & P. Gande-Milewska

Preliminary reliability and availability estimates of an accelerator for an ADS system

L. Burgazzi

Co-narrative training as a method of safety education

R. Bye & A. Solem

Organizational culture and risk perception

R. Bye & G.M. Lamvik

Time redundancy in a transportation logistics system

D. Caban & H. Maciejewski

Working towards an integrated approach for analyzing risks in process plants

J.Cambon, E. Garbolino & F.Guarnieri

Optimization of the maintenance decision for a pipeline in oil production

B. Castanier & M. Rausand

Development of risk criteria in nuclear power plants

M. Cepin

A stochastic approach to burn-in procedures in accelerated environment

J. H. Cha & M. H. Na

On the use of risk analysis in maritime certification and classification

G. Chantelauve

DP incidents on mobile offshore drilling units on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

H. Chen & T. Moan

The optimal preventive maintenance model with degradation rate reduction for the repairable systems

C.-Y. Cheng

Statistical estimation on imperfectly maintained system

C.-Y. Cheng & C.-F. Liaw

A proposal for a model to predict the effects of organizational change on safety: application in a maintenance establishment of SNCF

O. Chery, E. Fadier & S. Duriez

A branch and bound approximation algorithm for terminal-pair reliability

Chin-Chia Jane

Human factor threat to safety of railway carriages in gravitation marshalling systems

S. J. Cieslakowski

Risk based evaluation of space exploration architectures

W.M. Cirillo, J.F. Letchworth, B.F. Putney, J.R. Fragola, E.Y. Lim & C. Stromgren

Reliability forecast of automotive systems based on soft computing techniques

P. Citti, M. Delogu, V. Fontana & M. Ammaturo

Solving dynamic reliability problems by means of ordinary and fluid stochastic petri nets

D. Codetta-Raiteri & A. Bobbio

Solution of stochastic multi-objective system reliability design problems using genetic algorithms

D. W. Coit & F. Baheranwala

On the need of exact probabilistic quantification in FT/ET analysis

G.G.M. Cojazzi, S. Contini & G. Renda

Partial safety factor for historical masonry arch bridges

M. Curbach & D. Proske

Active safety in operation of electric locomotives

M. Cygan

Innovations in power network enterprises increasing effectiveness of the processes ensuring continuity and quality of electric energy supplies

G. Dabrowska-Kauf

Comparison of parametric and nonparametric estimations of lifetime distributions from incomplete warranty data

M. Delonga & B. Bertsche

Self-controlled local search heuristic for the design of communication networks

B. Dengiz & C. Alabas-Uslu

Providing Guidance in a Non Prescriptive Environment

R. Denning

New Ways of Applying the Petri Net Formalism in Risk Analysis

M. Diergardt & R. Mock

Applying the Taylor approach for reliability estimation of drills

C. Dietl

Reliability-adaptive tool change management of transfer lines

C. Dietl & U. K. Rakowsky

Simultaneous assessment of the efficiency of preventive and corrective maintenance for repairable systems in a competing risk framework

Y. Dijoux, L. Doyen & O. Gaudoin

A fuzzy analysis on repairable system via simulation

Yu Ge Dong & Zheng Ni

A fuzzy reliability analysis based on the transformation between discrete fuzzy random variable and discrete random variable

Yu Ge Dong & Zheng Ni

Coherent concurrent task scheduling and resource assignment in dependable system design

M. Drabowski & E. Wantuch

Optimization of the preventive maintenance plan of a series components system

J. A. C. Duarte, J. C. Taborda, A. Craveiro & T. P. Trigo

Safety aspects of ammonia as a fuel in fuel-cell-powered vehicles

N.J. Duijm, J.L. Paulsen & F. Markert

Power systems performability analysis

M. Dumitrescu, I.Voncila, T. Dumitriu, G. Gurguiatu, D. Floricau & A. P. Ulmeanu

An innovating application of Bayesian Networks: global environmental risk assessment of the cold source system of a nuclear power plant

A.Dutfoy, S. Pierlot & G. Deleuze

An analysis of accidents caused by improper functioning of machine control systems

M. Dzwiarek

Evaluating and improvement of safety instruments in offshore industries using dependability analysis

V. Ebrahimipour & K. Suzuki

Deterministic and non-deterministic methods for analyzing and improving equipment performance in offshore industry based on dependability

V. Ebrahimipour & K. Suzuki

Automatic design optimisation for reliable systems with human operators

I. Eusgeld & Ch. Stoica

A risk-cost model for assessing the impact of automation and mechanical failures in the preliminary design phase of high speed crafts

A. Faravelli, M. Pedrali & A. Raffetti

An integrated model of controllability for the preliminary design phase of high speed crafts

A. Faravelli, M. Pedrali, F. Ghozlan & T. Koester

Risk estimation in systems where many various hazards are present and many various escalations / mitigations are possible

M. Ferjencik

Reducing encounters numbers in vessel traffic schemes

W. Filipowicz & T. Neumann

Multicriteria decision support for vessels routing

W. Filipowicz, M. Lacki & J. Szlapczynska

Formal hazard analysis using multi-net semantic networks

L. Filippidis

Minimal repair and lifesaving in heterogeneous populations

M.S. Finkelstein

Major accident hazard and land-use planning: difficulties in law requirements rendering and real application to existing overexploited areas.

L. Fiorentini, C. Gaslini, A. Romano & S. M. Scarpellini

Rare events: natural hazards and major accident industries

L. Fiorentini, V. Rossini, F. Colombo & A. Respighi

Securing new mobile technologies

A. Fischer & H. Straumann

Cost-optimization model for the planning of the renewal, inspection, and maintenance of substation facilities in Belgian power transmission system

O. Fouathia, J.C. Maun, P.E. Labeau & D. Wiot

Cost – effective maintenance with preventive replacement of oldest components

I.B. Frenkel & L.V. Khvatskin

An assessment of ship impact on the ground during manoeuvring in a port water area

W. Galor

An improvement of industrial and technological safety based upon the nuclear safety concept of "Defense in Depth"

E. Garbolino, F. Guarnieri & J. Cambon

Reliability growth through block upgrade

D. P. Gaver, K. D. Glazebrook, P. A. Jacobs & E. A. Seglie

An analysis of drag forces based on L-moments

P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder & M.D. Pandey

Hazard identification in process plant through CAD, CAE and PDM systems

F. Giannini, M. Monti, S. Ansaldi & P. Bragatto

Risk analysis for insurance of technical systems

D. Golebiewski & K. T. Kosmowski

Reasoning about trust in IT infrastructures

J. Górski & M. Zagórski

Safety during organizational change in the chemical process industry

A. J. Gort, R. M. Keus, C. Moonen, M. van Dijk, E. de Vroome & G.I.J.M. Zwetsloot

A Methodology for the integrated development of internal and external events in the probabilistic risk analysis for PBMR plant

H. van Graan, D. Serbanescu & Y. Combrink

Reliability model of the multi-stage operation


Importance measures in cause-consequence diagrams, calculation and applications

D.J.K. Griffin

Keynote lecture: Methods of probability assessment of ships accidents on restricted water areas

L. Gucma

Methods for bridge safety assessments with respect to ship collisions

L. Gucma

Optimal visualization of navigational situation in pilot support systems with use of safety criteria.

M. Gucma

The safety of manoeuvring in confined areas as a function of navigation coordinates systems

S. Gucma

Stochastic System Age Processes

R. Guo & T. Dunne

Keynote lecture: Grey repairable system analysis

R. Guo

C. E. Love

Management influences on major hazard prevention: the ARAMIS audit

A.R. Hale, F.W. Guldenmund, L.H.J. Goossens, J. Karczewski, N-J. Duijm,

D. Hourtoulou, J-C. LeCoze, E. Plot, F. Prats, B. Kontic, D. Kontic & M. Gerbec

Using barrier concepts to understand priorities in the prevention of occupational accidents

A.R. Hale, B.J.M. Ale, C. Paas, J.T. Quik, M. Mud, L.J. Bellamy, J. Whiston,

H. Baksteen, J. Post, P Uijt de Haag, T. Geyer & Joy Oh

Coupling of information-flow aggregation method and dynamical model for a more accurate evaluation of reliability

K. Hamidi, O. Malassé & J.F. Aubry

Attitudes to different energy sources

J. Harvey, S. Joyce & P. Norman

What does safety culture mean to the shop floor in the nuclear industry?

J. Harvey, G. Erdos, H. Bolam & D. Gregory

Occupational risk in decommissioning/removal projects

S. Haugen, H. Myrheim, D.R. Bayly & J.E. Vinnem

Monte Carlo simulation for automotive applications under real conditions

J. Hauschild & A. Meyna

Environmental indicators for agricultural management: the problem of integration

K. Hayashi

Bayesian parameter estimation in human reliability analysis

X. He, J. Tong & X. Huang

Risk administration of not-implemented safety measures

A.W. Heskestad, M.L. Eknes & H.K. Endresen

An approach to determine uncertainties of prior information – the transformation factor

T. Hitziger & B. Bertsche

Description and discussion of principles and methods for technology qualification

A. Hjorteland

On how to use expert judgments in regularity analyses to obtain good predictions

A. Hjorteland & T. Aven

Probability of failure on demand (PFD)-

the formulas of IEC 61508 with focus on the 1oo2D voting

P. Hokstad

Risk assessment of road tunnels based on Bayesian network

M. Holický & L. Šajtar

Evaluation of reliability using shadowed sets and fuzzy lifetime data

O. Hryniewicz

Quantitative analysis of the influence of fuzzy factors on fuzzy reliability of structures

H.Z. Huang, M.J. Zuo, X. F. Fan & Z. Tian

The infrastructure of a probabilistic safety assessment

I. Ingemarson & M. Knochenhauer

Fast reliability prediction in the medical equipment industry

R. A. Ion, S. Roelsma, P. Sonnemans, A. Brombacher & M. J. Newby

Analysis of the barge repair ability basing on statistical data

R. Iwankowicz, R. Rutkowski, T. Urbanski, T. Graczyk & T. Jastrzebski

Optimization of a procedure for emergency cooling and pressure relief for reactors with exothermal processes

D.W. Jablonski & U. Hauptmanns

An approach for early reliability evaluation of mechatronic systems

P. Jäger & B. Bertsche

Information portal of the Gdynia Maritime Administration Office as a tool for managing maritime safety and environment protection

I. Jagniszczak & P. Jedrzejowicz

Model of system availability caused by spare parts inventory level

A. Jodejko

Does deregulation of the railways increase safety in rail transportation?

S.O. Johnsen & M. Tungland

Identification and reduction of risks in remote operations of offshore oil and gas installations.

S.O. Johnsen, M.A. Lundteigen, H. Fartum & J. Monsen

Challenges in remote control and remote co-operation of offshore oil and gas installations in the North Sea

S.O. Johnsen, A. Askildsen & K. Hunnes

Equation Chapter 1 Section 1

The observational method in geotechnical engineering, a risk-based approach

R.B. Jongejan, J.K. Vrijling & S. Van Baars

A method for the estimation of loss of life caused by floods

S.N. Jonkman & J.K. Vrijling

An application of game theory to security and reliability analysis

I. J. Józwiak, W. Laskowski & J. Zych

Assessing software reliability in the context of refactoring

I. J. Józwiak, A. M. Piotrowicz & M. K. Kowalczyk

The Process of Safety Management and Decision Making

P. Kafka

BDD complexity reduction by component fault trees

B. Kaiser & A. Zocher

A study towards the application of Markovian deterioration processes for bridge maintenance modelling in the Netherlands

M.J.Kallen & J.M. van Noortwijk

Integrating human factors into process hazard analysis

S.G. Kariuki & K. Löwe

Ferry control area of entry on the intersection with a fairway

L. Kasyk

Integrated technique of reliability analysis for NPP Instrumentation and Control System expert assessment

V. Kharchenko, V. Sklyar, G. Schnürer & H. Miedl

A feature selection approach based on principal component analysis and synaptic weights for mechanical faults diagnosis.

B. Kilundu & P. Dehombreux

Software vulnerability: definition, modeling, and practical evaluation

M. Kimura

Hydrogen applications to aircrafts and cars – basic safety aspects

G. Klein, B. Zapf & T. Weidl

Uncertainty analysis for the predicted proportion of fuel rods failed during a hypothetical loss of coolant accident

M. Kloos

Uncertainty analysis performed for the review of a large scale probabilistic seismic hazard analysis

J.-U. Klügel & F. Groen

Validation of decompression schedules for the polish navy

R. Klos

Logistic regression as a model for the assessment of decompression risks

R. Klos

Alternative stability requirements and application of the FSA methodology

L. Kobylinski

A simple method to derive minimal cut sets for a non-coherent fault tree

T. Kohda

Risk-based dynamic reconfiguration of safety monitoring systems

T. Kohda & W. Cui

Reliability and risk evaluation of complex systems in their operation processes

K. Kolowrocki

Critical assessment of the organisational learning system of the fire service in response to fatal accidents to firemen

F. Koornneef, A.R. Hale & W. van Dijk

Input parameters distribution sensitivity study of RBMK-1500 reactor one group distribution header complete blockage scenario

V. Kopustinskas, R. Urbonas, A. Kaliatka & R. Bolado-Lavín

Level 2 PSA approach for Ignalina RBMK-1500 reactor in Lithuania

V.Kopustinskas, E.Urbonavicius, A.Kaliatka, S.Rimkevicius, E.Ušpuras, A.Bagdonas, P.Hellström & G.Johanson

Systematic approach to naval accidents and breakdowns in the Polish Navy

Z. Korczewski & R.J. Wróbel

Avionics databus safety criteria and certification

A. Kornecki & J. Zalewski

Probabilistic risk analysis of electric shock associated with exploitation of low voltage equipment

W. Korniluk & R.A. Sobolewski

Computer aided functional safety assessment

K.T. Kosmowski & M. Sliwinski

Methodology for functional safety assessment

K.T. Kosmowski & M. Sliwinski

Methodological and practical aspects of maintenance planning in hazardous systems

K.T. Kosmowski & J.M. Piesik

Optimizing the amount of free resources on a computer system using software rejuvenation

V. Koutras & A. Platis

Software rejuvenation in maritime applications

V. Koutras, A. Platis, V. Mennis & N. Nikitakos

Time series – the tool for traffic safety analysis

R. Krystek & J. Zukowska

On account of concurrent rectangular pulse actions in structural design


Transformed conditional probabilities in cracking redundant bar system design

A. Kudzys & R. Kliukas

Reliability improvement of large multi-state series-parallel systems

B. Kwiatuszewska-Sarnecka

Reliability improvement of large parallel-series systems

B. Kwiatuszewska-Sarnecka

A PKI security reliability assessment methodology

C. Lambrinoudakis, A. Platis & A. Leros

Structural reliability criteria and dynamic positioning of marine vessels

B.J. Leira, A. Sørensen, P.I.B. Berntsen & O. I. Aamo

New developments for socio-economically based risk acceptability criteria

A. Lentz & R. Rackwitz

Weighted voting systems: the decision making time aspect

G. Levitin

Genetic algorithm in optimization of fault-tolerant software

G. Levitin & H. Ben-Haim

Maintenance scheduling by variable dimension evolutionary algorithms

A. Limbourg & H.-D. Kochs

Extended block diagram method for multi-state system reliability assessment

A. Lisnianski

Dynamic games methods in navigator decision support system for safety navigation

J. Lisowski

Towards safer skies: a probabilistic approach to risk assessment of new aviation safety products

J.T. Luxhøj & D.W. Coit

Areas of dangerous approach to the ship defined with the aid of a domain

A. Lebkowski, M. Tobiasz, K. Dziedzicki, M. Tomera & R. Smierzchalski

The system of safe ship steering at sea

A. Lebkowski, M. Tobiasz, K. Dziedzicki, M. Tomera & R. Smierzchalski

Problems associated with evacuation from the ship in case the emergency situation

D.H. Lozowicka

On using soft computing techniques in software reliability engineering

H. Madsen, P. Thyregod, B. Burtschy, F. Popentiu & G. Albeanu

An approach for online reliability evaluation and prediction of mechanical transmission components

M. Maisch, B. Bertsche & R. Hettich

A lower bound for the node-pair reliability of network systems with small distances between adjacent nodes

J. Malinowski

Alternative procedures for combination of actions in ISO standards

J. Markova

Calibration of reduced models by multi-objective genetic algorithms

M. Marseguerra, E. Zio & R. Canetta

Use of metrics with multiobjective GA. Application to the selection of an optimal maintenance strategy in the RCM context

S. Martorell, S. Carlos & A. Sánchez

Optimization of surveillance requirements at NPP considering time-dependent scheduling of tests and preventive maintenance

S. Martorell, S. Carlos, J.F. Villanueva, A.I. Sanchez & M. Cepin

Models of behavior and human error

S. Massaiu

Power network reliability analysis system

V. Matuzas, D. Tarvydas, R. Krikstolaitis & N. Listopadskis

Optimising the strategy of track maintenance

C. Meier-Hirmer, F. Sourget & M. Roussignol

On limit reliability functions of series – "mn out of kn" systems

B. Milczek

Influence of the control strategy choice on the safety level of a distributed control system

A. Mkhida, P. Barger, J.M. Thiriet & J.F. Aubry

Rank reliability assessment of the technical object at early design stage with limited operational data. Case study.

M. Mlynczak & T. Nowakowski

Dynamic Bayesian networks for modeling advanced fault tree features in dependability analysis

S. Montani, L. Portinale & A. Bobbio

A methodology of risk assessment for operation and maintenance tasks

A. Nagasaka, M. Ebisu, T. Aikawa, K. Hayase & K. Takano

A bivariate process model for maintenance and inspection planning

M. J. Newby & C. T. Barker

An experience in validating train control systems by a grey-box testing approach

G. De Nicola, P. di Tommaso, R. Esposito, F. Flammini, P. Marmo & A. Orazzo

Modelling the deterioration of the coating on steel structures

R.P. Nicolai, G. Budai, R. Dekker & M. Vreijling

Risk analysis; a tool to support decision making. But, who cares about the decisions?

O. Njå & T.E. Nøkland

Gamma processes for time-dependent reliability of structures

J.M. van Noortwijk, M.J. Kallen & M.D. Pandey

Redundancy optimization for multi-state systems under repair policies

M. Nourelfath & D. Ait-Kadi

Analysis of reliability model of combined transportation system

T. Nowakowski & M. Zajac

Analytic solution of seismic probabilistic risk assessment

O. Nusbaumer

Improved railway punctuality by effective maintenance – a case study

B. Nyström & P. Söderholm

Determination of point of maximum likelihood in failure domain using genetic algorithms

A.S. Obadage & N. Harnpornchai

General conditions for online estimation and optimization of reliability characteristics

I. Pabst & P.C. Müller

General conditions for online estimation and optimization of reliability characteristics

I. Pabst, P.C. Müller & C. Dietl

Quantified risk assessment for plants producing and storing explosives

Papazoglou I.A, Saravanos P., Giakoumatos I. & Aneziris O.N.

Reliability evaluation for the pump assembly using an accelerated test

S.J. Park, S.D. Park & K.S. Kim

Ships navigational risk assessment in port areas

V. Paulauskas

Safety management coping with complexity in air traffic management

E. Perrin & J. Spouge

Optimisation of OSH-related management processes in enterprises

M. Pecillo

Quality and productivity improvement by implementation of total productive maintenance system

J.M. Piesik

Human factor in a vessel navigational decision support system

Z. Pietrzykowski

The reliability analysis of continuous operating technical system

P. Pisarski

Identification of hazard zones for operators in ship power plants

A. Podsiadlo & W. Tarelko

Modelling a decision-making process of hazard zone identification in ship power plants

A. Podsiadlo & W. Tarelko

Investigation of influence of organic polymer on TML value of the mineral concentrates

M. Popek

Modeling and simulation of the operational availability and costs of complex systems – a case study

P. Pozsgai & B. Bertsche

Mathematical modeling of heat and mass transfer during fire in room with complex geometry

S.V. Puzach & N.V. Puzach

Accidents, safety and crew interaction in the maritime domain

R. Pyne & T. Koester

Conception of structural condition space and its application to reliability assessment of structural system

J.J. Qin & X.L. Liu

Estimation of high consequence low frequency events through empirical Bayes procedures

J. Quigley, T. Bedford & L. Walls

An introduction to reliability-adaptive systems

U. K. Rakowsky

On multi-system reliability and operation

U. K. Rakowsky

Some notes on probabilities and non-probabilistic reliability measures

U. K. Rakowsky

An innovative strategy to put integrated maintenance, reliability and quality improvement concepts into action

M. F. Ramalhoto & R. Göb

A multistate based generalized path vector approach for multistate two-terminal reliability

J. E. Ramirez-Marquez, D.W. Coit & M. Tortorella

Multistate component criticality analysis in multistate systems

J. E. Ramirez-Marquez & D.W. Coit

The safety case and the lessons learnt for the reliability and maintainability case.

M. Revie, T. Bedford & L. Walls

Component reliability data in argentinean research reactors: collection and processing

S. S. Rivera, J. E. Núñez Mc Leod, J. H. Barón, N. Rico & A. Cataldi

A statistical approach to control conservatism of robust uncertainty propagation methods; application to accidental thermal hydraulics calculations

E. de Rocquigny

A discussion of the IEC standards 61508 and 61511 in a risk management context

W. Røed, J.E. Vinnem & T. Aven

An approach to carry out a boiler plant hazard assessment

V. Rouhiainen, M. Reunanen, J. Sarsama & J. Schabel

A tool for optimising the maintenance of equipment of electrical networks

S. Rusek, R. Gono & R. Briš

Operational risk reduction of turbines by optimization of its start-ups

A. M. Rusin & M. J. Lipka

Adaptive maintenance policy for a deteriorating system with random change of mode

B. Saassouh, L. Dieulle & A. Grall

Random field of initial deflections and strength of thin plates

Z. Sadovský, C. Guedes Soares & A.P. Teixeira

Real time updating of risk assessments during a drilling operation

M. Sandøy & T. Aven

Collection of reliability and maintenance data - development of an international standard

H. A. Sandtorv, R. Østebø & H. Kortner

Estimators for reliability measures in geometric distribution model using dependent masked system life test data

Ammar M. Sarhan

Neural generation of uncertainty reliability functions bounded by belief and plausibility frontiers

R. Savic

Use of Kriging to increase the predictive power of meta-models in structural reliability

L. Schueremans & D. Van Gemert

Failure forecast in engineering systems by searching for the inner points of system of algebraic equalities and inequalities

V.E. Seleznev, V.V. Kiselev & O.I. Zelenskaya

Numerical analysis of nonstationary pollutant spread through the industrial sewer and rivers

V.E. Seleznev, O.I. Zelenskaya & S.N. Pryalov

Automatic fit of parameters under identification of mathematical models to the real failures

V.E. Seleznev, V.V. Aleshin & A.L. Boychenko

Numerical analysis of fire risk at pipeline systems of industrial power facilities

V.E. Seleznev & V.V. Aleshin

Development of an integrated software for reliability analysis and PSA, SAREX

H. Seok, D.K. Kim, H.K. Lim & S.K. Kang

Risk, probabilility and uncertainty for complex technical systems

Dan Serbanescu

Managing human and organizational factors in the construction and marine industries

M. Shammas & O.T. Gudmestad

Safety as an organizational value: improving safety practices and learning from accidents

S. Silva & M.L. Lima

Flood forecast using Bayesian approach

J.Simaityte Volskiene, J. Augutis, E. Uspuras & I. Zutautaite

Reliability and credibility evaluation of networked control systems

C. Simon, J.M. Thiriet, P. Barger & J.F. Aubry

Incorporating human and organizational factors in risk analysis for offshore installations

S. Sklet, T. Aven, S. Hauge & J.E. Vinnem

Qualitative analysis of human, technical and operational barrier elements during well interventions

S. Sklet, T. Steiro & O. Tjelta

The formal safety assessment and influence of human factor in application to chosen ship’s type

M. Smajdor

Integration of reliability concepts, diagnosis and control to realize safe systems

D. Söffker, K. Kashi & K. Wolters

Reliability of large series-parallel system in variable operation conditions

J. Soszynska

Reliability of large parallel-series system in variable operation conditions

J. Soszynska

Developing risk management through specific safety psychological training

M. Specht, C. Denis-Rémis, F.-R. Chevreau, J.-L. Wybo, Luc Guerillot,

V. Guinet & W. Rangamie

Simplified reliability data collection and analysis in the power system

M.Stojkov, R.Kovacevic & S.Nikolovski

Safety and reliability management system of hazard goods transportation

J. Szpytko

Achieving better on-time-delivery performance with the help of internal dependencies

J. Takala & P. Nieminen

Reliability of load bearing steel plates subjected to localised heat loads

A. P. Teixeira & C. Guedes Soares

Application of model-based risk analysis in a risk-informed man, technology and organisation model

A. P-J Thunem, B. Axel Gran & A. B. Miberg Skjerve

Reliability-redundancy allocation for multi-state series-parallel systems

Z. Tian, M.J. Zuo & H. Huang

Risk assessment in textile and wood processing industry

P.Tint, K.Reinhold & G.Kiivet

Reliability analysis based on cost of failure


Risk criteria in EU

V.M. Trbojevic

Improving integrity of offshore marine operations by incorporating human, management and organisational barriers in risk assessment

V.M. Trbojevic & O.T.Gudmestad

Petri net modeling of production systems in consideration of system properties, maintenance and production processes

M. Trost & B. Bertsche

A reliability study for the evaluation of File Transfer Protocol requests

P. Tsopelas

Bayesian bootstrap: use for estimating probabilities of accidental damage to structures

E.R. Vaidogas

A model of vehicle traction usable for a drive simulator

M. Vala

Mapping up and down common cause failure rates and impact weights

J.K. Vaurio

Continuous monitoring of warranty costs

Z. Vintr & M. Vintr

Estimating warranty costs in the initial stages of product life

M. Vintr

Safety practices and procedures used when three major accidents occurred in South Africa

J.K. Visser

Probabilistic design verification of offshore rock supports

G.B. de Vries

On the reliability of multistate systems with imprecise probabilities

M. Wagenknecht & U. Gocht

Reliability and functional analysis of discrete transport system with dispatcher

T. Walkowiak & J. Mazurkiewicz

A multiple criteria model for ship maintenance inspection optimization

J. Wang & A. Pillay

Conception of the national sea safety management and monitoring system

R. Wawruch

New approach to safety contour of electronic navigational chart

A. Weintrit, P. Kopacz & K. Kolowrocki

An approach to affect the probability of failure by changed operation modes

K. Wolters & D. Söffker

Multi-objective evolutionary optimal design of N-version software system

H. Yamachi, H. Yamamoto & Y. Tsujimura

Formal safety assessment of container liner supply chains

Z.L. Yang S. Bonsall, J. Wang & Q.G. Fang

Reliability optimization of a parallel system with redundant dependences

H. Yu, C. Chu, F. Yalaoui & É. Châtelet

Dynamic reliability analysis of the k-out-of-n multi-state system

E. Zaitseva, V. Levashenko, K.Matiaško & S. Puuronen

Assessment of the impact of software failures on the reliability of a man-computer system

W. Zamojski & D. Caban

A block replacement policy for a periodically inspected two-unit parallel standby safety system

R.I. Zequeira & C. Bérenguer

Software modeling framework for dynamic PRA

D. Zhu, A. Mosleh & C. Smidts

A Monte Carlo simulation approach to the production availability evaluation of an offshore installation with operational loops

E.Zio, P.Baraldi & E.Patelli

A multi-state Monte Carlo simulation model of a railway network system

E. Zio, M. Marella & L. Podofillini

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Krzysztof Kolowrocki is a Professor and the Head of Mathematics Department at Faculty of Navigation of Gdynia Maritime University. His field of interest is mathematical modelling of safety and reliability of complex systems and processes. He has published more than 200 books, articles and papers in journals and conference proceedings. He is the Vice-President of the Polish Safety and Reliability Association.