Train crashworthiness and its impact on society

Brell, Edward and Van Erp, Gerard and Snook, Chris (2002) Train crashworthiness and its impact on society. Transactions of Mechanical Engineering, 25 (2). pp. 103-112. ISSN 0727-7369

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In an environment where resources are scarce, decisions to spend more on safety or risk reduction need to be made on a rational basis. The assessment of such a situation must
reflect the impact on society as a whole. When death and injury are involved this assessment becomes very complicated. This paper discusses how societal cost models can assist in making these difficult decisions. The example chosen in this paper is concerned with train crashworthiness but can easily be adapted to other mass transportation incidents.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Institution of Engineers, Australia 2002.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2013 02:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: transport safety; mass transportation; risk management
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120402 Engineering Design Knowledge
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091507 Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering)
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150702 Rail Transportation and Freight Services
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8801 Ground Transport > 880104 Rail Safety

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