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Critical Infrastructures: Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Transportation by Road and Rail

  • Bogdan I. Vamanu
  • Adrian V. Gheorghe
  • Polinpapilinho F. Katina

Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Bogdan I. Vamanu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 1-9
  3. Bogdan I. Vamanu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 11-21
  4. Bogdan I. Vamanu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 23-55
  5. Bogdan I. Vamanu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 57-90
  6. Bogdan I. Vamanu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 91-105
  7. Bogdan I. Vamanu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 107-143
  8. Bogdan I. Vamanu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 145-161
  9. Bogdan I. Vamanu, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages 163-176
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 177-218

About this book

Introduction

This book addresses a key issue in today’s society: the safer transport of dangerous goods, taking into account people, the environment and economics. In particular, it offers a potential approach to identifying the issues, developing the models, providing the methods and recommending the tools to address the risks and vulnerabilities involved. We believe this can only be achieved by assessing those risks in a comprehensive, quantifiable and integrated manner. 
Examining both rail and road transportation, the book is divided into three sections, covering: the mature and accepted (by both academia and practitioners) methodology of risk assessment; the vulnerability assessment – a novel approach proposed as a vital complement to risk; guidance and support to build the tools that make methods and equations to yield: the Decision Support Systems. Throughout the book, the authors do not endeavor to provide THE solution. Instead, the book offers insightful food for thought for students, researchers, practitioners and policymakers alike.

Keywords

Decision Support Systems Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Quantitative Risk Assessment Quantitative Vulnerability Assessment Transport of Dangerous Goods

Authors and affiliations

  • Bogdan I. Vamanu
    • 1
  • Adrian V. Gheorghe
    • 2
  • Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    • 3
  1. 1.Life and Environmental Physics, DFVMHoria Hulubei Nat Inst of Phy & Nuc EnggBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Engg. Management and Systems Engg.Old Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA
  3. 3.Engg. Management and Systems Engg.Old Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30931-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30929-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30931-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0443
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0285
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