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FMECA application to Rainfall Hazard prevention
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  • Engineering
This paper presents a System Safety application to reduce the economical impact hazards in growings produced by Rainfall. System Safety is an engineering subdiscipline oriented to identify and mitigate the possible hazards to a system under study. Inside the System Safety area, the FMECA (Failure Mode, Effects and Criticallity Analysis) is a popular tool to analyze and identify the failures and weaknesses points of any system. Basically, it consist on identifying systematically the failure modes of a system to mitigate them as much as possible. The idea is to study three different kind of growings (stone fruits in the south of Spain, wheat production in Castilla Leon and Olive trees production in Andalucia) using this methodology in order to identify all the hazardous situations produced by rainfall. Applying the state of the art weather forecast techniques, this information would help farmers to prevent and mitigate the identified hazardous situations. The aim of the work is to prevent the economical hazards as are defined in the System Safety area: "Any real or potential condition that can cause injury, illness, or death to personnel; damage to or loss of a system, equipment or property; or damage to the environment", so the study is not reduced to the analysis of catastrophical situations but aboutany kind of economical damage produced by rainfall.
European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU 2011)
Viena, Austria
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8th EGU General Assembly. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13, 8656 (2011). [http://www.geophysical-research-abstracts.net]
  • Autor: Fulgencio S Buendía Buendía (GMV)
  • Autor: Rafael Bermudez Valbuena (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Maria Tarquis Alfonso (UPM)
  • Autor: Diego Andina De la Fuente (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Automatización en Señal y Comunicaciones (GASC)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Servicios Urbanos
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agronómica
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