Learning from failures: decision analysis of major disasters

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Abstract

Learning from Failures provides techniques to explore the root causes of why specific disasters occurred and how we can learn from them. It focuses on a number of well-known case studies, including: The Titanic; the BP Texas City Incident; the Chernobyl Disaster; the NASA Space Shuttle Columbia Accident; the Bhopal Disaster; and the Concorde Accident. This title is an ideal teaching aid as it utilizes the authors extensive teaching and practical experience and includes a list of learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter, detailed derivation and many solved examples for modelling and decision analysis.
Labib discusses the value in applying different models as mental maps to analyse disasters. The analysis of these case studies helps to demonstrate how subjectivity that relies on opinions of experts can be turned into modelling approaches that can ensure repeatability and consistency of results. The book explains how the lessons learned by studying these individual cases can be applied to a wide range of industries.

As well as being an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, this title will also be useful for industry professionals who wish to avoid repeating mistakes that resulted in devastating consequences.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherButterworth-Heinemann
Number of pages321
ISBN (Print)9780124167278
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014

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