1st Edition

Learning and Relearning Equipment Complexity Achieving Safety in Engineering Complex Systems

By Sasho Andonov Copyright 2024
    320 Pages 90 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    With industrial systems becoming ever more mechanized and reliant on advanced technology, the complexity of equipment, especially in risky industries, is increasing on a daily basis. A thorough understanding of operations and providing safety for these complex systems has become a firm requirement for many. This book offers the knowledge required by safety professionals to provide and maintain the safety of engineering complex systems.

    Through a scientific and engineering approach to designing, implementing, operating, and maintaining complex systems, Learning and Relearning Equipment Complexity: Achieving Safety in Engineering Complex Systems details the need for more engineering and scientific knowledge to understand and maintain their safety. It gives clear explanations of reasons for a system’s complexity, based on control systems and non-linear dynamics. In addition, the book addresses the necessary changes in the approach and the procedures for the safety assessment of engineering complex systems. The reader will develop a thorough understanding of what complex systems are, why they are complex, and how they are utilized.

    This book will appeal to any safety professional tasked with complex systems. This extends to professionals in risky industries such as aviation, nuclear power, chemicals, railway and transport, and pharmaceuticals.

    Part 1: Engineering Complex Systems. 1. Introduction To Complexity and Complex Systems. 2. Understanding Complex Systems. 3. Complex System's Operations. 4. Stability of Complex Systems. 5. Control of the Complex Systems. Part 2: Non-Linearity in Complex Systems. 6. Introduction to Dynamics of Systems. 7. Non-Linear Dynamical Systems. 8. Theory of Chaos. 9. Non-Linearities in Real Complex Systems. 10. Vibrations. Part 3: Safety of Complex Systems.11. Achieving Safety of Complex Systems. 12. Root Cause. 13. Design of the Complex System. 14. Software Development. 15. How to Improve Safety of Complex Systems? 16. Final Words.


    Sasho Andonov is Graduated Engineer of Electronics and Telecommunications, and he has a Master’s Degree in Metrology and Quality Management. He has 32 years of industry experience and most of it in aviation. He is dedicated to Quality and Safety Management, especially in Risky Industries. His research interest is in Quality, Safety, Metrology, Non-linear Processes, Complex Systems, and Calibration. He has teaching experience from time spent at the Military Technological College in Muscat, Oman; in GAL ANS in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he taught aviation subjects (EASA Part 66 and ATSEP); and as Faculty Member of Higher College of Technology (Khalifa Bin Zayeed Air College) in Al Ain, UAE. He has contributed to many conferences with papers on aviation, safety, quality, and metrology. In addition, he has published four books with CRC Press covering areas of Quality Management, Safety Management, and Quality/Safety Auditing.