Safety effectiveness of integrated accident prevention strategies

Xiang Liu, M. Rapik Saat, Christopher Paul Lyman Barkan

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Abstract

There are potential interactions among approaches to reduce or prevent certain accident causes. Given the overlapped safety benefits of various measures for accident prevention, it is necessary to identify their interactions and quantify the safety effectiveness of combined accident prevention strategies. This study focuses on strategies to prevent broken rails and broken wheels, respectively. Improved wheel condition reduces the impact load on the rail, thereby may reduce broken-rail-caused derailments. In this paper, we propose a quantitative framework to assess the safety effectiveness of combined accident prevention strategies under various operational conditions. In the larger context of railroad hazardous materials risk management, integrated accident prevention can be compared to other means of risk reduction measures, such as tank car safety design enhancement or operational changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2013
Event2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: Apr 15 2013Apr 18 2013

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Name2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013

Other

Other2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN
Period4/15/134/18/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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    Liu, X., Saat, M. R., & Barkan, C. P. L. (2013). Safety effectiveness of integrated accident prevention strategies. In 2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013 [JRC2013-2472] (2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013). https://doi.org/10.1115/JRC2013-2472