Sökning: "safety margin"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 35 avhandlingar innehållade orden safety margin.

  1. 1. Dealing with uncertainty

    Författare :Jonas Clausen Mork; John Cantwell; Till Grüne-Yanoff; Terje Aven; KTH; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; safety factor; safety margin; uncertainty factor; uncertainty function; uncertainty; information; risk; risk assessment; risk management; epistemology; science; reasoning;

    Sammanfattning : Uncertainty is, it seems, more or less constantly present in our lives. Even so, grasping the concept philosophically is far from trivial. In this doctoral thesis, uncertainty and its conceptual companion information are studied. Axiomatic analyses are provided and numerical measures suggested. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Safety margins in the driver

    Författare :Rickard Nilsson; David Lee; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Psychology; Psykologi; Psychology; Psykologi; Psychology; psykologi;

    Sammanfattning : The primary aim of this thesis is to highlight the most important features of driving and to describe the models that have attempted to conceptualise these features. The discussion focuses on the concept of "safety margin." The concept is elaborated upon in an effort to enhance its usefulness as an empirical tool in traffic research. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Is it safe? safety factor reasoning in policy-making under uncertainty

    Författare :Jonas Clausen Mork; John Cantwell; Stig Andur Pedersen; KTH; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; safety factor; uncertainty factor; uncertainty function; uncertainty; rationality; policy; decision; science; risk; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis examines the practice of using safety factors in decision-making under uncertainty, in particular in the areas of toxicology and civil engineering. The aim is to expose and clarify some of the philosophical issues surrounding the practice. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Changing the risk at the margin : Smallholder farming and public policy in developing countries

    Författare :Camilla Andersson; Jesper Stage; Ing-Marie Gren; Umeå universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Smallholder farming; Public policy; Informal risk strategies; Microcredit; Opium eradication; Development economics; Food policy; Economics; Nationalekonomi; nationalekonomi; Economics;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis consists of a summary and four self-contained papers. Paper [I] examines whether the implementation of a social safety net programme in Ethiopia has affected the value, risk and composition of farmers‟ crop portfolios. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Investigation of the use of thorium in LWRs for improving reactor core performance

    Författare :Cheuk Wah Lau; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Nyckelord :NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Thorium; thermal margin; light water reactor;

    Sammanfattning : Thorium is a fertile material and most of the past research has focused on breeding thorium into fissile material to achieve a more sustainable use of nuclear power. However, the focus in this report is on using thorium to improve reactor core performance. LÄS MER