ESD.72 | Spring 2007 | Graduate

Engineering Risk-Benefit Analysis


The problem sets and exams for this class are taken from the recommended texts, listed below. Please consult the appropriate chapters for each topic in the unit.

RPRA - Lectures 2-6 from Ang and Tang, lectures 1 and 6 from Hoyland and Rausand.

DA - All from Clemen.

CBA - All from Thuesen and Fabrycky.


Hoyland, Arnljot, and Rausand, Marvin. System Reliability Theory. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Interscience, 1994. ISBN: 9780471471332.

Ang, Alfredo H.-S., and Tang, W. H. Probability Concepts in Engineering Planning and Design, Basic Principles. Vol. 1. New York, NY: Wiley, 1975. ISBN: 9780471032007.

Clemen, Robert T. Making Hard Decisions. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Duxbury Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780534260347.

Thuesen, G. J., and Fabrycky, W. J. Engineering Economy. 9th ed. Englewood Cliff, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2000. ISBN: 9780130281289.