Train crashworthiness and its impact on society

Brell, Edward and Van Erp, Gerard and Snook, Chris (1999) Train crashworthiness and its impact on society. International Journal of Crashworthiness, 4 (4). pp. 419-431. ISSN 1358-8265

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Abstract

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 the assessment, hence becomes very complicated. This paper discusses how societal cost models can assist in making these difficult decisions and an example is analysed based on train crashworthiness.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 1999 Woodhead Publishing Ltd.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 01:56
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2013 01:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: crashworthiness; impact on society; societal cost model
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120403 Engineering Design Methods
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
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
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1533/cras.1999.0116
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24393

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