Search for dissertations about: "risk assessment modelling"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 73 swedish dissertations containing the words risk assessment modelling.

  1. 1. Risk assessment of natural hazards : Data availability and applicability for loss quantification

    Author : Tonje Grahn; Lars Nyberg; Magnus Johansson; Henrik Jaldell; Giuliano di Baldassarre; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; flood; landslide; damage; damage function; cost-benefit; decision support; causal relationship; Risk- och Miljöstudier; Risk and Environmental Studies;

    Abstract : Quantitative risk assessments are a fundamental part of economic analysis and natural hazard risk management models. It increases the objectivity and the transparency of risk assessments and guides policymakers in making efficient decisions when spending public resources on risk reduction. READ MORE

  2. 2. Risk Assessment of Groundwater Drawdown in Subsidence Sensitive Areas

    Author : Jonas Sundell; Chalmers tekniska högskola; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; inverse modelling; cost-benefit analysis; probabilistic; groundwater drawdown; urban hydrogeology; economic valuation; groundwater leakage; subsidence; value of information analysis.; spatial variability; uncertainty quantification; risk assessment;

    Abstract : Groundwater leakage into sub-surface constructions can result in drawdown, subsidence in compressible materials, and costly damage to buildings and installations. When planning for sub-surface constructions where there is a risk for land subsidence due to groundwater drawdown, the need for safety measures must be carefully evaluated and managed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Ergonomics risk assessment methods for creating healthy work environments

    Author : Ida-Märta Rhén; Mikael Forsman; Teresia Nyman; Anna-Lisa Osvalder; KTH; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Ergonomics; Risk assessment; Reliability; Validity; Systematic Observation; Direct measurement; Simulation; Digital Human Modelling; Workplace Design; Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders; Biomechanical Exposure; Teknik och hälsa; Technology and Health;

    Abstract : Risk assessments of ergonomic conditions in pre-production and in field are necessary to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders and to increase productivity and quality. Methods for such assessments include simulations, direct measurements and observations. READ MORE

  4. 4. A step forward in using QSARs for regulatory hazard and exposure assessment of chemicals

    Author : Aleksandra Rybacka; Patrik Andersson; Christina Rudén; Anna Linusson; Uko Maran; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; QSAR; in silico; non-testing tools; risk assessment; exposure assessment; hazard assessment; carcinogenicity; mutagenicity; reproductive toxicity; endocrine disruption; estrogen; androgen; transthyretin; sorption; Environmental Science; miljövetenskap; Computer Science; datalogi; Toxicology; toxikologi; Statistics; statistik;

    Abstract : According to the REACH regulation chemicals produced or imported to the European Union need to be assessed to manage the risk of potential hazard to human health and the environment. An increasing number of chemicals in commerce prompts the need for utilizing faster and cheaper alternative methods for this assessment, such as quantitative structure-activity or property relationships (QSARs or QSPRs). READ MORE

  5. 5. Element transport in aquatic ecosystems – Modelling general and element-specific mechanisms

    Author : Lena Konovalenko; Clare Bradshaw; Ulrik Kautsky; Linda Kumblad; Dan Baird; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; radionuclides; elements; concentration ratio; bioaccumulation; biomagnification; fish; modelling; aquatic food web; ecosystem; Cs; Sr; environmental risk assessment; marin ekotoxikologi; Marine Ecotoxicology;

    Abstract : Radionuclides are widely used in energy production and medical, military and industrial applications. Thus, understanding the behaviour of radionuclides which have been or may be released into ecosystems is important for human and environmental risk assessment. READ MORE