Contact Information

Biswajit Dasgupta, Ph.D.
(210) 522-6815
bdasgupta@swri.org

Risk Assessment for Infrastructure

Image: SwRI engineers assess the reliability of engineering design of passive systems, e.g. canister drops, considering uncertainties related to demand and capacity parameters. Image: SwRI engineers assess the reliability of engineering design of passive systems, like canister drops, considering uncertainties related to demand and capacity parameters.

SwRI engineers assess the reliability of engineering design of passive systems, like canister drops, considering uncertainties related to demand and capacity parameters.

Reliability assessment of structure, earth works, and geotechnical designs is an emerging technology. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has developed a comprehensive understanding of industry reliability assessment needs and priorities, as well as the technologies and expertise to meet those needs.

Risk Analysis Services

Based on the structural and geotechnical area offered at SwRI, the following risk analysis services are available:

  • System risk analysis
    • Integrated safety analysis
    • Natural and operational hazard analysis
    • System modeling and sequence analysis
    • Reliability of active and passive systems
    • Uncertainty analysis
    • Total system risk analysis
  • Seismic risk analysis
    • Seismic probabilistic risk assessment
    • Fragility of structures at a specific limit state
    • Annual probability of failure or seismic performance
    • System modeling and seismic sequence analysis
    • Evaluate system risk
  • Seismic margin assessment
    • High confidence low probability of failure capacity
    • CDFM and fragility analysis
    • Plant system modeling and seismic margin
    • Assessment of plant vulnerability
  • Reliability of geotechnical design
    • Soil and rock slopes
    • Tunnels
    • Support systems

Related Terminology

structure reliability assessment  •  earth works  •  geotechnical design  •  geotechnical risk analysis services  •  system risk analysis  •  seismic risk analysis  •  seismic margin assessment  •  geotechnical design reliability  •  infrastructure risk assessment

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04/15/14