This book describes a systematic approach to risk assessment for complex socio-technical systems like industrial processes, especially innovative ones. It provides an overview of applications of system dynamics theory and methodologies on industrial systems in order to demonstrate the relevance of such an approach in helping to assess risks in such complex systems.
An important feature of this approach is that it takes into account the dynamic of the interactions of the components (technical, human and organizational ones) in order to study and simulate the behavior of the system. This methodology helps to define the failures and/or accident scenarios and to implement and test the prevention and protection barriers.
This book is of particular interest to students and teachers at university level (Master and Doctorate) and to engineers interested in risk analysis and management.
Dr Emmanuel Garbolino is an expert on system dynamics applied on systems at risks (industrial and natural ones). He is an Assistant Professor at MINES ParisTech CRC and his researches are dedicated to the definition of methodologies and tools to help decision makers on risk assessment and management on innovative industrial systems and on territorial systems.
Professor Franck Guarnieri is the Chair of the Centre for Research in Risks and Crises (CRC) at MINES ParisTech in France and scientific advisor to the French company Preventeo. He leads research on Industrial and Nuclear Safety. He focusses on 'engineering thinking' and 'on-going emergency'. He is also a designated expert in the French National Research Agency (ANR) and in the European Horizon 2020 program. He is currently involved for a two years research project with University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) on 'Nuclear Safety: From accident mitigation to resilient society facing extreme situations'. In 2014, he received the prestigious René-Joseph Laufer Prize from the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques of the Institut de France.