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What Every Engineer Should Know About Risk Engineering and Management

1st Edition

By John X. Wang, Marvin L. Roush

CRC Press

264 pages

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Hardback: 9780824793012
pub: 2000-02-15
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"Explains how to assess and handle technical risk, schedule risk, and cost risk efficiently and effectively--enabling engineering professionals to anticipate failures regardless of system complexity--highlighting opportunities to turn failure into success."


"This is the finest book that I have ever seen on Risk Assessment. It provides a detailed analytical approach with a sound scientific basis. The examples are very easy to follow and equations are easy to apply. All good designers should apply this approach in any design where there is a potential for loss of life or destruction of equipment. "

---Richard L. Doyle, PE Past President, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Principle, Doyle and Associates La Jolla, California

"It is the best and most interesting engineering book that I have ever read. . ..The history sections keep the reader very interested and in the process make it easy to learn the engineering aspects. . .. . . .the book is very easy to read and is an excellent teaching guide. It contains very good and easy to understand examples and explanations. I have remembered what I have learned because I could relate to the book so well. I also found myself looking at things differently to make sure that all risk has been assessed. "

---Mary Jo Armstrong Project Management for Aerospace Lord Corporation Erie, Pennsylvania

Table of Contents

Risk engineering - dealing with system complexity and engineering dynamics; risk identification - understanding the limits of engineering designs; risk assessment - extending Murphy's law; design for risk engineering - the art of war against failures; risk acceptability - uncertainty in prespective; from risk engineering to risk management; cost risk - interacting with engineering economy; schedule risk - identifying and controlling critical paths; integrated risk management and computer simulation. Appendices: risk assessment software; failure mode and effect analysis software.

About the Originator


John X. Wang

Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety