Scenario Analysis, a Safety Engineering Design Tool
Over the past decade, several fires in road and railway tunnels in Europe have drawn the attention of risk managers, governmental agencies, engineers, rescue and emergency organizations to assessing risk in the design and operation of infrastructure projects. As a result, safety has evolved from an operational cost aspect into a strategic decision making issue in design, management and governance of road and railway tunnels, metro systems and multifunctional underground structures. The size and nature of major projects with new technologies and innovative concepts, their large population at risk and new requirements from a rescue and emergency perspective have triggered an interest in new design approaches to safety. These safety demands have been articulated in addition to structural safety, external risks and certification standards, identifying the notion of ‘integral’ safety.
KeywordsScenario Analysis Infrastructure Project Quantitative Risk Assessment Freight Train Passenger Train
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