8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.
The course presents an introduction to the concept of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) of engineering systems, accident mechanisms, risk management, quantitative, qualitative risk assessment and uncertainty quantification. Applications of PRA to basic but complex facilities such as industrial, pipeline and nuclear facilities will be presented.
- Understand the basic concepts of PRA
- Utilizing probability and statistics theories in engineering safety assessment
The course is intended to introduce the basic concept of PRA for engineering systems. Target audiences can be practical mechanical, industrial, nuclear, electrical, production and civil engineers.
Target industries includes (but not limited to): Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Nuclear, Power & Energy, Engineering management and engineering consultancy.
Program Outline (1.5 CEUs / 15 PDHs)
Day 1 (7 hours)
- Introduction to probabilistic risk assessment
- Accident Mechanisms
- Risk management
- Initiating-Event Search
Day 2 (8 hours)
- Risk Calculations
- Fault-Tree Construction
- Qualitative & Quantitative Risk Assessment
- Uncertainty quantification of collected data
- Applications using Excel© and @RISK©
After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To:
Use and implement basic PRA concepts. Understand the difference between qualitative and quantitative risk assessment and application of uncertainty quantification.
Introduction to commercial software packages with a special attention to Palisade products (@RISK).
Sherif S. Hassanien, M.Sc., Ph.D, P.Eng.
Dr. Hassanien has over eighteen years of experience in fields of: structural analysis & design, reliability analysis & risk assessment, statistical analysis, and finite element modeling/analysis. He gained his industrial and R&D experience through his integration at SNC-LAVALIN, C-FER Technologies, Trow Global and engineering consulting services in Canada and Internationally.
He received his PhD from the University of Calgary, Alberta, where he developed a state-of-the-art research in life cycle cost optimization for structural systems. Dr. Hassanien has over twenty five technical publications in the area of structural reliability, reliability-based design/analysis and probabilistic structural optimization.
Dr. Hassanien is a key researcher for developing/conducting reliability based design, reliability and risk assessment of pipeline and power systems. He was a key researcher for re-calibrating load factors of CSA S471. He developed load resistance factor design (LRFD) approaches for several high-end and complicated structural systems (protective structures, mines, high rise buildings, transmission lines, pipelines systems). He is a developer of numerical and mathematical algorithms for engineering software adopting probabilistic approaches. In addition, he served as a project manager and lead designer for several unique and complex structural projects Globally
Dr. Hassanien has an extensive teaching experience in Canada and the Middle East through the University of Calgary, Military Technical College, and Arab Academy for Science and Technology. He delivered / administrated courses in engineering statistics, structural safety, reliability engineering, structural analysis and design (reinforced concrete and steel structures) and probabilistic risk assessment. He is a certified disaster risk management lecturer at the World Bank institute (WBI).
Dr. Hassanien is a member in different professional societies such as APEGGA, ASEM, CSCE, ASCE, ASQ and SRE. He is also a reviewer for the Canadian Journal for Civil Engineering.