Modelling the relationship(s) between safety and operational performance

W. Wemakor, A. Jack, F. Schmid

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Models have the ability to represent a specific viewpoint of situations or circumstances in the real world. This paper facilitates the understanding of the relationship between railway safety and operational performance by providing an overview of performance models and presenting a model framework that incorporates both elements of safety and operational performance in the rail industry. This framework, if further developed into a working model with complex equations will facilitate decision making by governments and stakeholders in the daily operations and investments of railways.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 Joint Rail Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850978
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 Jun 2018
EventJoint Rail Conference, 2018 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: 18 Apr 201820 Apr 2018

Publication series

Name2018 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2018


ConferenceJoint Rail Conference, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering


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