Event size probability distribution for risk analysis

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Abstract

Environmental risk may be defined as the probability of environmental or health loss. Often it is necessary to estimate probability distributions for loss magnitude, for planning and design. Data for such event size probability distributions for industrial gas explosions are compared here to various empirical relations and distributions. A form of the Pareto distribution is derived using information theory and Bayesian statistics, and compared to the data, as well. Where the probability of extremely large events is of interest, the Bayesian distribution provides the closest empirical fit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNational Conference on Environmental Engineering
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages232-237
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1992
Event1992 National Conference on Environmental Engineering - Water Forum '92 - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Aug 2 1992Aug 6 1992

Other

Other1992 National Conference on Environmental Engineering - Water Forum '92
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period8/2/928/6/92

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Risk analysis
Probability distributions
Information theory
Explosions
Health
Statistics
Planning
Gases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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Englehardt, J. D. (1992). Event size probability distribution for risk analysis. In National Conference on Environmental Engineering (pp. 232-237). Publ by ASCE.

Event size probability distribution for risk analysis. / Englehardt, James Douglas.

National Conference on Environmental Engineering. Publ by ASCE, 1992. p. 232-237.

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Englehardt, JD 1992, Event size probability distribution for risk analysis. in National Conference on Environmental Engineering. Publ by ASCE, pp. 232-237, 1992 National Conference on Environmental Engineering - Water Forum '92, Baltimore, MD, USA, 8/2/92.
Englehardt JD. Event size probability distribution for risk analysis. In National Conference on Environmental Engineering. Publ by ASCE. 1992. p. 232-237
Englehardt, James Douglas. / Event size probability distribution for risk analysis. National Conference on Environmental Engineering. Publ by ASCE, 1992. pp. 232-237
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