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System Safety and Reliability

AAE59000

Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
New course. Additional details coming soon.

Description:
You will work in teams to investigate a particular high-profile accident in detail. And we will learn about the latest theories in accident progression, and how we can use these theories to design and operate safer systems.

Topics Covered:
Thinking about risk. What is probability? Reliability vs. safety. Analyzing accidents, hindsight bias, control structures and safety constraints. Review of basic accident models. Case studies on various accidents. Design for Safety. Risk Analysis and Safety Culture. Risk and Cost Benefit Analysis.

Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.

Homework:
The class will be highly interactive and feature a combination of presentations, group work, and extensive class discussions. Grades will be based on class participation, team projects and presentations, and individual assignments and quizzes.

Projects:
Term project and presentations.

Exams:
No exams.

Textbooks:
Reference: Saleh, J. H., Marais, K. B., Bakolas, E., Cowlagi, R. V. Highlights from the literature on system safety and accident causation: Review of major ideas, recent contributions, and challenges.??? Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol 95, Issue 11, 2010, pp. 1105???1116.

Computer Requirements:
None

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Tuition & Fees: view

SEMESTERS

Fall 2018
Fall 2020

CURRENT INSTRUCTOR(S)

Karen Marais

Phone
765-494-0063

Email
kmarais@purdue.edu

Office
Purdue University
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 W Stadium Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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