1st Edition

Safety and Reliability for Managing Risk, Three Volume Set
Proceedings of the 15th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2006), Estoril, Portugal, 18-22 September 2006

ISBN 9780415416207
Published September 1, 2006 by CRC Press
1064 Pages

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Book Description

Safety is a major concern of society and touches on many areas of human activity. One important component of safety is the reliability of equipment and systems and the actions of the professionals, who design, build and operate them. Modelling methods have been developed to assess the risk associated with taking decisions relating to the design, maintenance or operation of a system. Such models include the element of uncertainty inherent in the behaviour of any given system. There are a number of theories, techniques and methods available, continuously being developed and improved, which evaluate the safety and reliability of systems, ensuring that these are operated and managed in a way as to keep the associated risks within the boundaries of what is considered tolerable or acceptable. These proceedings highlight the theories and methods used to assess safety and reliability, presenting them as powerful tools for decision-making which can be used effectively to manage the daily risks to which modern society is exposed.

Table of Contents


  • Thematic areas
  • Accident and incident investigation
  • Decision support systems for safety and reliability
  • Dynamic reliability
  • Fault identification and diagnostics
  • Human and organizational factors in safety and reliability
  • Maintenance modelling and optimisation
  • Monte Carlo methods in system safety and reliability
  • Occupational safety


  • Reliability and safety data collection and analysis
  • Risk and hazard analysis
  • Risk and reliability management
  • Risk perception and communication
  • Risks of natural hazards and emergency planning
  • Software reliability and security
  • Structural reliability
  • System safety and reliability
  • Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis


  • Industrial sectors
  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Automotive engineering
  • Biotechnology and food industry
  • Chemical process industry
  • Civil engineering
  • Energy production and distribution
  • Environmental engineering
  • Information technology and telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Offshore Oil and Gas
  • Security and protection
  • Surface transportation (road and train)
  • Waterborne transportation

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