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The Second Edition features new content, examples,methods, techniques, and
Assurance Technologies Principles and Practices is based on the assertion
that safety is not a cost, but an excellent investment. According to the
authors, more than sixty percent of problems in complex systems arise from
incomplete, vague, and poorly written specifications. In keeping with the
authors' passion for safety, the text is dedicated to uniting the gamut of
disciplines that are essential for effective design applying assurance
technology principles, including system safety, reliability, maintainability,
human engineering, quality, logistics, software integrity, and system
Readers familiar with the first edition of this text will recognize all the
hallmarks that have made it a classic in its field. The Second Edition features
a host of new examples, methods, techniques, and best practices to bring the
text fully up to date with the state of the art in assurance technology.
Much new content has been added as well, including four new chapters: Managing
Safety-Related Risks Statistical Concepts, Loss Analysis, and Safety-Related
Applications Models, Concepts, and Examples: Applying Scenario-Driven Hazard
Analysis Automation, Computer, and Software Complexities
The text begins with an introduction and overview of assurance technology.
Next, readers are provided with fundamental statistical concepts. The chapters
that follow explore in depth the approaches and disciplines that make up
assurance technology applications. Each chapter is organized into major
phases-design, manufacturing, test, and use phase-that help readers understand
both how and when to apply particular measures.
Throughout the text, readers discover detailed examples that prepare them to
manage real-world challenges. References and further reading are provided at
the end of each chapter leading to more in-depth discussion on specialized
With its extensive use of examples and highly structured approach, this is an
excellent course book for students in industrial engineering, systems
engineering, risk engineering, and other assurance technology domains. Design
and system engineers as well as safety professionals will find the material
essential in troubleshooting complex projects and ensuring product, process,
and system safety.