Risk-Based Safety Studies

  • Jeom Kee PaikEmail author
Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 37)


Risk-based safety studies primarily aim to assess and manage the potential risks of accidental events that may lead to fatality, asset damage, and environmental pollution. Such studies also include analyses of the effectiveness of escape ways, shelter or temporary refuge areas, and evacuation procedures. Two types of methodologies are relevant to risk-based safety studies, namely qualitative and quantitative approaches. The effects of the geometric and material nonlinearities of structural systems along with non-Gaussian aspects, multiple physical processes, multiple scales, and multiple criteria are precisely accounted for by quantitative approaches. Using qualitative approaches in safety studies does not provide sufficient accuracy. Therefore, quantitative approaches are much more appropriate for conducting advanced safety studies of structures and infrastructures. As such, this book focuses on quantitative approaches.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.The Korea Ship and Offshore Research Institute (Lloyd’s Register Foundation Research Centre of Excellence)Pusan National UniversityBusanKorea (Republic of)

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