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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is risk analysis in engineering.


Six Superlative Sources

· Morgan G. and M. Henrion: "Uncertainty: A Guide to Dealing with Uncertainty in Quantitative Risk and Policy Analysis," Cambridge University Press, 1990.

· USNRC: "Reactor Safety Study: An Assessment of Accident Risks in the U.S. Commercial Nuclear Power Plants," WASH-1400, NUREG 75/014, 1970.

· Kahnemean D., P. Slovic and A. Tversky: "Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases." Cambridge University Press, 1982.

· Henley E. and H. Kumamoto: "Reliability Engineering and Risk Assessment" (now re-titled: "Probabilistic Risk Analysis"), Prentice Hall, 1981.

· Paté-Cornell M.E.: "Organizational Aspects of Engineering System Safety," Science, Vol. 250, pp. 1210-1217, 1990.

· Paté-Cornell M.E.: "Probabilistic Risk Analysis and Risk-based Priority Scale for the Tiles of the Space Shuttle," Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol. 40, pp. 221-238, 1994.

Other Excellent Sources

· Savage L.: "The Foundations of Statistics," Dover Publications, 1972.

· Apostolakis G.: "The Concept of Probability in Safety Assessment of Technological Systems," Science, Vol. 250, pp. 1359-1364, 1990.

· Paté-Cornell M.E.: "Uncertainty in Risk Analysis: Six Levels of Treatment," Reliability Engineering and Systems Safety, Vol. 54, pp. 95-111, 1996.

· Paté-Cornell M.E.: "Acceptable Decision Processes and Acceptable Risks in Public Sector Regulations," IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics, Vol. SMC-13, No. 3, pp. 113-124, 1983.

· Benjamin J. and A. Cornell: "Probability, Statistics and Decisions for Civil Engineers," McGraw-Hill, 1970.

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