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Springer Series in Reliability Engineering

Human Factors and Reliability Engineering for Safety and Security in Critical Infrastructures

Decision Making, Theory, and Practice

Editors: De Felice, Fabio, Petrillo, Antonella (Eds.)

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  • Presents a timely, up-to-date review of human factors in reliability
  • Includes numerous case studies on safety from industrial plants worldwide
  • Discusses the complexity of reliability management in industry and the infrastructure critical to society
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This book collects a high-quality selection of contemporary research and case studies on the complexity resulting from human/reliability management in industrial plants and critical infrastructures. It includes:

  • Human-error management issues—considering how to reduce human errors as much as possible.
  • Reliability management issues—considering the ability of a system or component to function under certain conditions for a specified period of time.

Thus, the book analyses globally the problem regarding the human and reliability management to reduce human errors as much as possible and to ensure safety and security in critical infrastructures.

Accidents continue to be the major concern in “critical infrastructures”, and human factors have been proved to be the prime causes to accidents. Clearly, human dynamics are a challenging management function to guarantee reliability, safety and costs reduction in critical infrastructures.

The book is enriched by figures, examples and extensive case studies and is a valuable reference resource for those with involved in disaster and emergency planning as well as researchers interested both in theoretical and practical aspects.

About the authors

Prof. Fabio De Felice holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently a professor at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy and a board member of several international organizations. He has pursued research on various problems concerning industrial plant engineering, ranging from the improvement of quality in productive processes, the simulation of industrial plants and support in multi-criteria techniques and decisions (analytic hierarchy process, analytic network process), to RAMS analysis and human reliability analysis.

Prof. Antonella Petrillo holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and received her PhD at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy. She is currently a researcher at the University of Naples “Parthenope” (Department of Engineering), Italy where she conducts research on multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), industrial plants, logistics and safety.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • The Importance of Human Error and Reliability Management in Critical Conditions and Infrastructures

    Pages 1-18

    Petrillo, Antonella (et al.)

  • An Overview on Human Error Analysis and Reliability Assessment

    Pages 19-41

    Felice, Fabio (et al.)

  • Mathematical Models for Reliability Allocation and Optimization for Complex Systems

    Pages 43-76

    Falcone, Domenico (et al.)

  • Integrated Engineering Approach to Safety, Reliability, Risk Management and Human Factors

    Pages 77-107

    Vasconcelos, Vanderley (et al.)

  • A Fuzzy Modeling Application for Human Reliability Analysis in the Process Industry

    Pages 109-154

    Nivolianitou, Zoe (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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Softcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Factors and Reliability Engineering for Safety and Security in Critical Infrastructures
Book Subtitle
Decision Making, Theory, and Practice
Editors
  • Fabio De Felice
  • Antonella Petrillo
Series Title
Springer Series in Reliability Engineering
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62319-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62319-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62318-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87289-6
Series ISSN
1614-7839
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 258
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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