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Managing the Risk of Failure in Complex Systems: Insight into the Space Shuttle Challenger Failure Vantine, William L. (Virginia Tech, 1998-12-16)Abstract
This dissertation presents a new approach for identifying, assessing, mitigating, and managing the risks of failure in complex systems. It describes the paradigm commonly used today to explain such failures ...
Risk Assessment of Power System Catastrophic Failures and Hidden Failure Monitoring & Control System Qiu, Qun (Virginia Tech, 2003-12-09)One of the objectives of this study is to develop a methodology, together with a set of software programs that evaluate, in a power system, the risks of catastrophic failures caused by hidden failures in the hardware or ...
Asymmetrical Information Market Failure Triggered by the Chicago School's Profit Motive Paradigm: A Case Study of Virginia's Public Higher Education Market and Media Identification of Public Value Failure Davis, Robert M. (Virginia Tech, 2013-06-28)This paper presents a case study examination of the Commonwealth of Virginia\'s public higher education market and the use of asymmetrical information flows between providers and consumers by college and university ...