Reliability Engineering & System Safety

Reliability Engineering & System Safety

Published by Elsevier in association with the European Safety and Reliability Association, and the Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division





Editor-in-Chief:Carlos Guedes Soares





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Reliability Engineering and System Safety is an international journal devoted to the development and application of methods for the enhancement of the safety and reliability of complex technological systems, like nuclear power plants, chemical plants, hazardous waste facilities, space systems, offshore and maritime systems, transportation systems, constructed infrastructure and manufacturing plants. The journal normally publishes only articles that involve the analysis of substantive problems related to the reliability of complex systems or present techniques and/or theoretical results that have a discernable relationship to the solution of such problems. An important aim is to achieve a balance between academic material and practical applications.

The following topics are within the scope of the journal: methods for reliability and probabilistic safety assessment; model and parameter uncertainties; aleatory and epistemic uncertainties, sensitivity analysis, data collection and analysis; engineering judgement and expert opinions; human reliability; test and maintenance policies; models for ageing and life extension; systems analysis of the impact of earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, winds, floods, etc.; codes, standards and safety criteria; operator decision support systems; software reliability; methods and applications of automatic fault detection and diagnosis; dynamic reliability; design and evaluation of man machine systems and human interfaces; design innovation for safety and reliability; safety culture; accident investigation and management. The journal does not normally publish articles that involve fuzzy sets and related non-probabilistic methods unless they contribute significantly to the solution of substantive problems related to the analysis of real systems.

The journal will contain contributed material in the form of original research papers, review articles, industrial case studies, safety recommendations, and short communications.


Engineers and scientists concerned with the design, reliability, equality, production assurance and safety aspects of critical components, structural members and equipment.

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Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology, EI Compendex Plus, EMBASE, Engineering Index, Ergonomics Abstracts, International Petroleum Abstracts/Offshore Abstracts, Metals Abstracts, Reliability Transactions, Science Citation Index, Scopus
Editor: Carlos Guedes Soares Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal, Editorial Board: T. Aldemir Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, J. Andrews University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, UK, T. Aven University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway, T. Bedford University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, C. Berenguer Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France, V.M. Bier University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI, USA, H.S. Blackman Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, USA, E. Borgonovo Università Bocconi, Milano, Italy, M. Cepin University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, D.W. Coit Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA, A. Der Kiureghian University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, S. Guikema Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, Y.Y. Haimes University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, M. S. Hamada Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA, K. Hausken University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway, J. Helton Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA, P. Hokstad SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway, C.W. Johnson University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, V. Krivstov Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI, USA, B. Leira Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, M. Lemaire French Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IFMA), Aubière, France, G. Levitin The Israel Electric Corp, Haifa, Israel, B. Littlewood City University London, London, UK, M.A. Maes University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, S. Mahedevan Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, S. Martorell Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, R. Melchers University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, M. Modarres University of Maryland, Maryland, MD, USA, T. Nakagawa Aichi Institute of Technology, Toyota, Japan, M. Nourelfath Université Laval, QC, Canada, A. Papazoglou Institute of Nuclear Technology, Aghia Paraskevi, Greece, A. B. Rauzy Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau Cedex, France, C. M. Rocco Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, J. Saleh Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, P. H. Seong Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea, R. Skjong Det Norske Veritas AS, Høvik, Norway, C. Smith INL, Idaho Falls, ID, USA, M. Stamatelatos NASA HQ, Washington, DC, USA, J. D. Sørensen Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, K. S. Trivedi Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, J. K. Vaurio Fortum Power & Heat Oy, Loviisa, Finland, M. Xie National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Singapore, E. Zio Ecole Centrale Paris-Supelec, Milan, Italy, M. J. Zuo University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Former Editor George Apostolakis Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA
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