Derailment-based Fault Tree Analysis on Risk Management of Railway Turnout Systems

Serdar Dindar, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Min An, Angel Gigante-Barrera

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Abstract

Railway turnouts are fundamental mechanical infrastructures, which allow a rolling stock to divert one direction to another. As those are of a large number of engineering sub-systems, e.g. track, signalling, earthworks, these particular sub-systems are expected to induce high potential through various kind of failure mechanisms. This could be a cause of any catastrophic event. A derailment, one of undesirable events in railway operation, often results, albeit rare occurs, in damaging to rolling stock, railway infrastructure and disrupt service, and has the potential to cause casualties and even loss of lives. As a result, it is quite significant that a well-designed risk analysis is performed to create awareness of hazards and to identify what parts of the systems may be at risk. This study will focus on all types of environment based failures as a result of numerous contributing factors noted officially as accident reports. This risk analysis is designed to help industry to minimise the occurrence of accidents at railway turnouts. The methodology of the study relies on accurate assessment of derailment likelihood, and is based on statistical multiple factors-integrated accident rate analysis. The study is prepared in the way of establishing product risks and faults, and showing the impact of potential process by Boolean algebrafactors-integrated accident rate analysis. The study is prepared in the way of establishing product risks and faults, and showing the impact of potential process by Boolean algebra.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering - Architecture - Urban Planning Symposium
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventWorld Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering - Architecture - Urban Planning Symposium: WMCAUS2017 - Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 12 Jun 201716 Jun 2017
https://www.wmcaus.org

Publication series

NameIOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng.
PublisherIOP
Volume245

Conference

ConferenceWorld Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering - Architecture - Urban Planning Symposium
Abbreviated titleWMCAUS2017
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period12/06/1716/06/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • derailment
  • fault tree analysis
  • risk management
  • turnout systems
  • switches and crossings
  • S&C
  • Boolean algebra

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