Synthesis and Analysis Methods for Safety and Reliability Studies

  • G. Apostolakis
  • S. Garribba
  • G. Volta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Binary Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. M. Astolfi, S. Contini, C. L. Van den Muyzenberg, G. Volta
      Pages 5-32
    3. A. Blin, A. Carnino, J. P. Signoret, F. Bouscatie, B. Duchemin, J. M. Landré et al.
      Pages 33-43
    4. Ernest J. Henley, James O. Y. Ong
      Pages 59-77
    5. G W Parry
      Pages 85-94
  3. Multistate Systems - Logic Diagram

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-107
    2. Steven L. Salem, George Apostolakis
      Pages 109-128
    3. S. Garribba, P. Mussio, F. Naldi
      Pages 183-197
  4. Multistate Systems - Other Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-250
    2. A. Blin, A. Carnino, J. P. Georgin, J. P. Signoret
      Pages 269-294
    3. Toshiyuki Inagaki
      Pages 329-340
  5. Man-System Interactions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 457-463

About this book


This book originates from the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Synthesis and Analysis Methods for Safety and Reliability Studies held at Sogesta Conference Centre, Urbino, Italy, 3-14 July 1978. The Institute, co-directed by Prof. E.J. Henley and Dr. G. Volta, was attended by 67 persons from twelve countries. The focus of the Institute was on theoretical and applied aspects of reliability and risk analysis methodologies. The Institute was composed of lectures, workshops and gu~ded discussions. From the large quantity of written material that was used and produced during the Institute, a number of papers introducing the most relevant research results and trends in the field have been selected. The papers have been edited, partly rewritten and rearranged in order to obtain in the end an integrat­ ed exposition of methods and techniques for reliability analysis and computation of complex systems. The book is divided into four sections which correspond to fairly homogeneous areas from a methodological point of view. Each section is preceded by an introduction prepared by the Editors which aims at helping the readers to put in perspective and appre­ ciate the contribution of each paper to the subject of the section.


Response surface methodology calculus complex systems modeling optimization risk analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Apostolakis
    • 1
  • S. Garribba
    • 2
  • G. Volta
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.CESNEF - Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  3. 3.C.E.C. Joint Research CentreIspra (VA)Italy

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