By Enrico Zio

ISBN-10: 9812706399

ISBN-13: 9789812706393

The need of craftsmanship for tackling the complex and multidisciplinary safety issues and threat has slowly permeated into all engineering purposes in order that chance research and administration has won a correct position, either as a device in help of plant layout and as an crucial ability for emergency making plans in unintentional events. This involves the purchase of applicable reliability modeling and possibility research instruments to enrich the elemental and particular engineering wisdom for the technological quarter of software. geared toward offering an natural view of the topic, this booklet offers an advent to the relevant innovations and matters concerning the protection of recent business actions. It additionally illustrates the classical strategies for reliability research and hazard evaluation utilized in present perform.

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How about events A and C? 1 Sample Space for wind speed and direction Fig. 2 Sketches of Events I V 2 I I I I I I I r 90" Fig. 2: Shaded area represents Event A 8 = {V > 20 mph) L Fig. 3: Shaded area represents Event B = { 12 < V 5 30) I V I I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 I Fig. 2 Boolean logic operations 25 /I I I I L I I I I I I I I Fig. 3 Sketches of Events (i)D=A fl C 30" 900 e Fig. 6: Shaded area represents Event D = A n C 26 4 Basic of Probability Theory for Applications to Reliability and Risk Analysis (ii) E = A uB I I I I r 90" 0 Fig.

By so doing, two assessors sharing the same total background of knowledge and experimental evidence on a given event must assign the same probability for its occurrence. 2 Empirical Frequentist Definition Let E be an event associated to experiment E . Suppose that we repeat the experiment n times and let k be the number of times that event E occurs. 4 Probability laws observe that the ratio Wn settles around an asymptotic value, p , and we say that p is the probability of E . From a rigorous point of view, this empirical procedure does not follow the usual definition of mathematical limit and it can be synthesized as follows: with 5 > 0 .

4 Bayes theorem Assume now that you have experimental evidence that event A has occurred. What is the probability that event E j has also occurred? This may be considered as a ‘reverse’ probability with respect to the probability question underlying the previous theorem of total probability. 13) fiom both the points of view of A and of Ei, 38 4 Basic of Probabilitv Theow for Auulications to Reliabilitv and Risk Analysis From this, Bayes theorem is readily derived: j=l Eq. 16). Thus, coherently with the Bayesian definition of probability, the assignment of the probability measure of an event depends on the knowledge that the assessor has relative to such event.

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