ENCE 620 Syllabus

 

ENCE 620 Syllabus
ENCE 620 Lecture Notes
ENCE 620 Homework
ENCE 620 Quizzes
ENCE 620 Exams
ENCE 620 Announcements
ENCE 620 Students
ENCE 620 Grades
ENCE 620 Links and Other Documents
ENCE 620 Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENCE 620 Syllabus
ENCE 620 Lecture Notes
ENCE 620 Homework
ENCE 620 Quizzes
ENCE 620 Exams
ENCE 620 Announcements
ENCE 620 Students
ENCE 620 Grades
ENCE 620 Links and Other Documents
ENCE 620 Project

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
College Park Campus
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

ENCE 620 - Risk Analysis for Engineering  (3)

 

INSTRUCTOR    Professor Bilal M. Ayyub (Dr. Ibrahim Assakkaf)
                              Office Hours: 12:30-1:30 pm & appointment, Room 0305, Eng. Bldg.
                              301-405-1956, ba@umd.edu (301-405-3279 assakkaf@eng.umd.edu)

 

TEXTBOOK

Risk Analysis in Engineering and Economics, B. M. Ayyub, Chapman-Hall/CRC Press, 2003.

 

REFERENCES

Probability, Statistics, and Reliability for Engineers and Scientists, Ayyub & McCuen, 2003.

Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Management for Engineers and Scientists, by H. Kumamoto and E. J. Henley, Second Edition, IEEE Press, NY, 1996.

 

GRADING

Homework 25%, Project 25%, and Two Exams 25% each.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Chapter 1. Introduction: Knowledge and Ignorance, Information Uncertainty in Engineering Systems

Chapter 2. Risk Methods: Risk Terminology, Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Control, Risk Acceptance, Risk Communication

Chapter 3. System Definition and Structure: System Definition Models, Hierarchical Definitions of Systems, System Complexity

Chapter 4. Reliability Assessment: Analytical Reliability Assessment, Empirical Reliability Analysis Using Life Data, Reliability Analysis of Systems

Chapter 5. Consequence Assessment: Types, Cause-Consequence Diagrams, Microeconomic Modeling, Value of Human Life, Flood Damages, Consequence Propagation

Chapter 6. Engineering Economics: Time Value of Money, Interest Models, Equivalence

Chapter 7. Decision Analysis: Risk Aversion, Risk Homeostasis, Influence Diagrams and Decision Trees, Discounting Procedures, Decision Criteria, Tradeoff Analysis, Repair and Maintenance Issues, Maintainability Analysis, Repair Analysis, Warranty Analysis, Insurance Models

Chapter 8. Data Needs for Risk Studies: Elicitation Methods of Expert Opinions, Guidance

Appendix A. Basic Probability and Reliability Mathematics: Set Theory, Boolean Algebra, Mathematics of Probability, Random Variables, Selected Probability Distributions, Joint Random Variables, Statistics

 

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Professional presentation of homework assignments is required.  Professional presentation consists of neat and organized solution of problems on one side of 8.5"x11" papers.  The homework assignments are due one week after they are assigned.

 

PROJECT

Teams of two or three are required to work on a risk technology or risk issue by developing the following items as applicable: Title Page, Executive Summary, Table of Contents, Objectives and scope, Historical development, Methodology summary, Applications, Conclusions, References and Appendices.  Professional presentation of the project report is required that should consist of neat and organized solutions on one side of 8.5"x11" papers.  Computer-generated plots and printouts are required for all sample, and summary calculations.  Also, teams are required to setup a web page with all project details and report, and related links.  The project is due on the last day of classes.

 

   

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