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Risk Analysis for the Fire Safety of Airline Passengers.


pdf icon Risk Analysis for the Fire Safety of Airline Passengers. (969 K)
Smith, R. L.

NISTIR 5441; 37 p. June 1994.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB94-194065

Keywords:

risk analysis; risk management; probability; decision analysis; artificial intelligence; fire research

Abstract:

The purpose of this report is to describe the National Institute of Standards and Technology's work to date relating to the general methodology being developed for the project Risk Analysis for the Fire Safety of Airline Passengers and the software being used to facilitate this methodology. The approach selected involved the use of influence diagrams. Therefore, a brief discussion of influence diagrams is given. The status of their application to the water mist system for passenger planes is given and the overall approach to carrying out the project is described. An example is included that shows how the process works, but the case is fictional, not intended to be realistic.