Current issues and approaches in the reliability and safety analysis of dynamic process systems are the subject of this book. The authors of the chapters are experts from nuclear, chemical, mechanical, aerospace and defense system industries, and from institutions including universities, national laboratories, private consulting companies, and regulatory bodies. Both the conventional approaches and dynamic methodologies which explicitly account for the time element in system evolution in failure modeling are represented. The papers on conventional approaches concentrate on the modeling of dynamic effects and the need for improved methods. The dynamic methodologies covered include the DYLAM methodology, the theory of continuous event trees, several Markov model construction procedures, Monte Carlo simulation, and utilization of logic flowgraphs in conjunction with Petri nets. Special emphasis is placed on human factors such as procedures and training.
1 Dynamic Approaches - Issues and Methods.- Dynamic Approaches - Issues and Methods: An Overview.- The DYLAM Approach For the Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems.- Markovian Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems.- Approaching Dynamic Reliability By Monte Carlo Simulation.- Dependability Analysis of Embedded Software Systems.- 2 Dynamic Approaches - Applications.- Dynamic Approaches - Applications: An Overview.- Probabilistic Dynamics: The Mathematical and Computing Problems Ahead.- Evaluating Performance and Reliability of Automatically Reconfigurable Aerospace Systems Using Markov Modeling Techniques.- Reliability Analysis Under Fluctuating Environment Using Markov Method.- Automatic Generation of Dynamic Event Trees: A Tool for Integrated Safety Assessment (ISA).- 3 Human Reliability and Dynamic System Analysis.- Human Reliability and Dynamic System Analysis: An Overview.- Critique of Current Practice in the Treatment of Human Interactions in Probabilistic Safety Assessments.- Simplification of Complexity: The Use of Simulation to Analyse the Reliability of Cognition.- Human Errors in Dynamic Process Systems.- 4 Risk Assessment for Realistic Decision Making.- Risk Assessment for Realistic Decision Making: An Overview.- Time Dependencies in Probabilistic Safety Assessment.- Object Representations of Common Reliability Models: New Solution Techniques and Extensions.- The Approach of a Regulatory Body to the Assessment of Risks from Hazardous Installations.- 5 Working Sessions.- Summary of Working Session Activities.- List of Participants.
Series: Nato ASI Subseries F:
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 28th February 1994
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 1.2