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Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
36 Jahrgänge | 1995 - 2022


Questions which are being asked increasingly these days of all products, processes and services, are:

  • What is the risk?
  • How safe is it?
  • How reliable is it?
  • How good is the quality?
  • How much does it cost?

This is particularly true as the government, industry, public, customers and society become increasingly informed and articulate.

In practice none of these topics can be considered in isolation as they all interact and interrelate in very complex and subtle ways and require a range of disciplines for their description and application; they encompass the social, engineering and physical sciences and quantitative disciplines including mathematics probability theory and statistics.

The major objective of the series is to provide a series of authoritative texts suitable for academic taught courses, reference purposes, post graduate and other research, and practitioners generally working or strongly associated with areas such as:

  • Safety Assessment and Management;
  • Emergency Planning;
  • Risk Management;
  • Reliability Analysis and Assessment;
  • Quality Assurance and Management.
  • Special emphasis is placed on texts with regard to readability, relevance, clarity, applicability, rigour and generally sound quantitative content. Springer and Professor Gheorghe welcome book ideas from authors. Potential authors who wish to submit a book proposal should contact:

    Anthony Doyle, Executive Editor, e-mail:

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Alle Bücher der Reihe Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

2022 | Buch

Engineering Managerial Economic Decision and Risk Analysis

Economic Decision-Making and Risk Analysis

This book directs the engineering manager or the undergraduate student preparing to become an engineering manager, who is or will become actively engaged in the management of economic-risk trade-off decisions for engineering investments within an …

2020 | Buch

Advanced Structural Safety Studies

With Extreme Conditions and Accidents

This book describes principles, industry practices and evolutionary methodologies for advanced safety studies, which are helpful in effectively managing volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments within the framework of …

2020 | Buch

Selected Topics in Probabilistic Safety Assessment

Methodology and Practice in Nuclear Power Plants

Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) is a structured, comprehensive, and logical analysis method aimed at identifying and assessing risks in complex technological systems, such as the nuclear power plants. It is also known as probabilistic risk …

2019 | Buch

The Human Viewpoint for System Architectures

This book describes a methodology to represent socio-technical system concerns in the system architecting process. The resulting set of Human Views augments traditional system viewpoints with human-focused data. The Human Viewpoint methodology …

2019 | Buch

Critical Space Infrastructures

Risk, Resilience and Complexity

This book introduces readers to the topical area of CSI: critical space infrastructure, which is defined as an emerging domain of systems-of-systems encompassing hardware, workforce, environment, facilities, business and organizational entities.

2018 | Buch

Critical Infrastructures, Key Resources, Key Assets

Risk, Vulnerability, Resilience, Fragility, and Perception Governance

In the face of increasing failures, comments attributed to Albert Einstein loom large: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” There is a pervasive feeling that any attempt to make sense of the current …

2017 | Buch

Corrosion Problems and Solutions in Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry

This book addresses corrosion problems and their solutions at facilities in the oil refining and petrochemical industry, including cooling water and boiler feed water units. Further, it describes and analyzes corrosion control actions, corrosion …

2017 | Buch

Systemic Decision Making

Fundamentals for Addressing Problems and Messes

This expanded second edition of the 2014 textbook features dedicated sections on action and observation, so that the reader can combine the use of the developed theoretical basis with practical guidelines for deployment. It also includes a focus …

2016 | Buch

Radionuclide and Metal Sorption on Cement and Concrete

Cementitious materials are being widely used as solidification/stabilisation and barrier materials for a variety of chemical and radioactive wastes, primarily due to their favourable retention properties for metals, radionuclides and other contami

2016 | Buch

Diagnostics and Reliability of Pipeline Systems

The book contains solutions to fundamental problems which arise due to the logic of development of specific branches of science, which are related to pipeline safety, but mainly are subordinate to the needs of pipeline transportation.

The book …

2016 | Buch

Critical Infrastructures: Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Transportation by Road and Rail

This book addresses a key issue in today’s society: the safer transport of dangerous goods, taking into account people, the environment and economics. In particular, it offers a potential approach to identifying the issues, developing the models …

2015 | Buch

Railway Infrastructure Security

This comprehensive monograph addresses crucial issues in the protection of railway systems, with the objective of enhancing the understanding of railway infrastructure security. Based on analyses by academics, technology providers and railway operato

2015 | Buch

Nonfunctional Requirements in Systems Analysis and Design

This book will help readers gain a solid understanding of non-functional requirements inherent in systems design endeavors. It contains essential information for those who design, use and maintain complex engineered systems, including experienced

2014 | Buch


Sustainability, Engineering Design and Governance

This book provides a rough entry into the interdisciplinary field of Infranomics. It enables better decision making in an increasing ambiguous, complex, emergent, interdependent, and uncertain world where we attempt to anticipate mode

2014 | Buch

Introduction to Optimization Analysis in Hydrosystem Engineering

This book presents the basics of linear and nonlinear optimization analysis for both single and multi-objective problems in hydrosystem engineering. The book includes several examples with various levels of complexity in different fields of water

2014 | Buch

Systemic Thinking

Fundamentals for Understanding Problems and Messes

Whether you’re an academic or a practitioner, a sociologist, a manager, or an engineer, one can benefit from learning to think systemically. Problems (and messes) are everywhere and they’re getting more complicated every day. How we think about th

2013 | Buch

Resilient Energy Systems

Renewables: Wind, Solar, Hydro

Renewable energy systems are playing an important role in the current discourse on energy security and sustainability. Scientific, engineering and economic solutions are adopted, and their is a constant effort to understand mechanisms and options

2013 | Buch

Managing and Engineering in Complex Situations

With so many terms available to define the same thing, it would seem nearly irresponsible to introduce yet another term (complex situation) to describe a phenomenological state of such as a system. However, a complex situation infers both a broade

2013 | Buch

Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Hydrosystem Engineering

Water engineers require knowledge of stochastic, frequency concepts, uncertainty analysis, risk assessment, and the processes that predict unexpected events.

This book presents the basics of stochastic, risk and uncertainty analysis, and ran

2013 | Buch

Determinants of Construction Project Success in India

This study presents exploratory work and seeks to identify and evaluate the success and failure factors that could form a guideline for further study and to some extent help professionals to understand some critical aspects that impact project per