The Railway transport system is experimenting a deep transformation nowadays. The continuous technological evolution and the raising the standard of living of the population have led today to an increase in the volume of rail traffic, both referred to the passenger and freight transport. Despite railways being a statistically safe form of transportation (due to guidance per rails, professional drivers, etc.) rail accidents may still happen. Safety in railway infrastructure must be understood as the safe performance of their functions by the main components. From this perspective it denotes a growing interest in the issue of safety in railway tunnels. In particular, the analysis of the structural aspects of reliability and maintenance goes to correlate safety analysis. The papers aims to ensure a proper level of safety in railway tunnels, through the adoption of measures of prevention and protection finalized at the reduction of critical situations. In the present study a rigorous methodological approach is proposed for a “typical” Italian railway tunnel.

Analysis of reliability aspects of railway accident precursors: An Italian case study

DE FELICE, Fabio;ZOMPARELLI, Federico
2015

Abstract

The Railway transport system is experimenting a deep transformation nowadays. The continuous technological evolution and the raising the standard of living of the population have led today to an increase in the volume of rail traffic, both referred to the passenger and freight transport. Despite railways being a statistically safe form of transportation (due to guidance per rails, professional drivers, etc.) rail accidents may still happen. Safety in railway infrastructure must be understood as the safe performance of their functions by the main components. From this perspective it denotes a growing interest in the issue of safety in railway tunnels. In particular, the analysis of the structural aspects of reliability and maintenance goes to correlate safety analysis. The papers aims to ensure a proper level of safety in railway tunnels, through the adoption of measures of prevention and protection finalized at the reduction of critical situations. In the present study a rigorous methodological approach is proposed for a “typical” Italian railway tunnel.
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