Train crashworthiness and its impact on society

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Brell, Edward, Van Erp, Gerard and Snook, Chris. 1999. "Train crashworthiness and its impact on society." International Journal of Crashworthiness. 4 (4), pp. 419-431. https://doi.org/10.1533/cras.1999.0116
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Train crashworthiness and its impact on society

ERA Journal ID4201
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsBrell, Edward (Author), Van Erp, Gerard (Author) and Snook, Chris (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Crashworthiness
Journal Citation4 (4), pp. 419-431
Number of Pages13
Year1999
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN1358-8265
1754-2111
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1533/cras.1999.0116
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1533/cras.1999.0116
Abstract

In an environment where resources are scarce, decisions to spend more on safety or risk reduction need to be made on a rational basis. The assessment of such a situation must reflect the impact on society as a whole. When death and injury are involved the assessment, hence becomes very complicated. This paper discusses how societal cost models can assist in making these difficult decisions and an example is analysed based on train crashworthiness.

Keywordscrashworthiness; impact on society; societal cost model
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020401001. Engineering design
520599. Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
350907. Rail transportation and freight services
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Engineering and Surveying
Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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