Benefits of Bayesian Network Models
Systems Dependability Assessment Set – Volume 2
Publication Date: August 2016 Hardback 146 pp.
The application of Bayesian Networks (BN) or Dynamic Bayesian Networks (DBN) in dependability and risk analysis is a recent development. A large number of scientific publications show the interest in the applications of BN in this field.
Unfortunately, this modeling formalism is not fully accepted in the industry. The questions facing today's engineers are focused on the validity of BN models and the resulting estimates. Indeed, a BN model is not based on a specific semantic in dependability but offers a general formalism for modeling problems under uncertainty.
This book explains the principles of knowledge structuration to ensure a valid BN and DBN model and illustrate the flexibility and efficiency of these representations in dependability, risk analysis and control of multi-state systems and dynamic systems.
Across five chapters, the authors present several modeling methods and industrial applications are referenced for illustration in real industrial contexts.
Part 1. Bayesian Networks.
1. Bayesian Networks: a Modeling Formalism for System Dependability.
2. Bayesian Network: Modeling Formalism of the Stucture Function of Boolean Systems.
3. Bayesian Network: Modeling Formalism of the Structure Function of Multi-State Systems.
Part 2. Dynamic Bayesian Networks.
4. Dynamic Bayesian Networks: Integrating Environmental and Operating Constraints in Reliability Computation.
5. Dynamic Bayesian Networks: Integrating Reliability Computation
About the Authors
Philippe Weber is Professor at the Engineer School of Sciences and Technologies at the University of Lorraine and at the Research Centre for Automatic Control in Nancy, France. His research concerns dependability and is mainly focused on probabilistic graphical models.
Christophe Simon is Associate Professor at the Research Centre for Automatic Control in Nancy, France. His research concerns dependability and is mainly focused on modeling engineering and uncertainties.