By Enrico Zio

The need of craftsmanship for tackling the complex and multidisciplinary safety issues and hazard has slowly permeated into all engineering purposes in order that threat research and administration has received a proper function, either as a device in help of plant layout and as an essential potential for emergency making plans in unintentional events. This involves the purchase of applicable reliability modeling and chance research instruments to counterpoint the fundamental and particular engineering wisdom for the technological sector of program. geared toward offering an natural view of the topic, this ebook offers an advent to the important options and concerns relating to the protection of contemporary business actions. It additionally illustrates the classical options for reliability research and hazard review utilized in present perform.

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All the theorems of probability follow from these three axioms. g. R = (0,l). Indeed, continuous intervals cannot be constructed by adding elementary points in a countable manner and correspondingly, probabilities of continuous intervals cannot be assigned by the addition law of probability. In other words, if we were to assign to each E E (0,l) a probability p ( E ), then the sum of all p ( E ) ’s would go to infinity, unless p ( E ) = 0 for ‘almost all’ E E (0,l). The way to overcome this difficulty is to assign a probability not to each individual outcome E but to subsets of R.

24) m lxf,(x)dx = (continuos random variables) -x Central moments The central moments of the distribution F, (x) provide information on its shape relative to the mean. 5Random variables 43 Often used are the second and third moments, n =2 and 3 respectively. The former (0: ) , called variance and often indicated also as Var[X], gives a measure of the spread of the distribution around the mean: the larger it is, the more the distribution is spread out over % around the mean; the smaller it is, the more the distribution is peaked on the mean a : ) is called kurtosis and gives a measure of value.

7: Shaded area represents Event E = A u B (iii) F=A n B nC v 4 I I : ! 30 I I I I I I I I I I I I 20 I I : Fig. 4 Mutually Exclusive D and E are not mutually exclusive. (Because D nE f 0, in fact D n E = D, ). A and C are not mutually exclusive. ( B e c a u s e A n C g AnC=D). 3 27 Logic of uncertainty: definition of probability As previously explained, for a statement to be an event, it can only have two possible states, either true or false, and at a certain point in time the exact state will become known as a result of the actual perfonning of the associated experiment.