Quantitative Assessment of Risk Caused by Domino Accidents

Valerio Cozzani*, Giacomo Antonioni, Nima Khakzad, Faisal Khan, Jerome Taveau, Genserik Reniers

*Corresponding author for this work

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The complexity of domino scenarios represented a considerable obstacle to the quantitative assessment of risk posed by escalation events. In the present chapter, the state of the art concerning quantitative approaches proposed for the assessment of risk caused by domino accidents is summarized. A procedure for the quantitative risk assessment of domino accidents, suitable for the calculation of individual and societal risk indexes, is outlined. Alternative approaches proposed for the quantitative assessment of domino effects, based on Bayesian techniques and Monte Carlo simulations, are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDomino Effects in the Process Industries
Subtitle of host publicationModelling, Prevention and Managing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780444543233
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Domino effect
  • Industrial risk
  • Major accident hazard
  • Quantitative risk assessment


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