Assessing vulnerability of key elements of railway infrastructure

An inevitable prerequisite of the security of functionality of the transport system is its protection against detrimental phenomena and incidents that could cause a negative impacts on the system itself and its users. In practice it is not possible to protect all elements of the system, and therefore it is often elected the way of the protection of key elements. Identification of the key elements is the first step for success in the field of investments, management and protection of infrastructure.The intention of this contribution is to point out the importance of interest in the topic of the vulnerability of the system, since the infrastructure is mutually connected and dependent, and the failure of one element may cause functioning of a large extent. In this contribution, the authors will explore the theoretical approaches of the vulnerability of the railway system. The identification of critical elements of the railway network can help its administrators to assist in raising the resistance.


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  • Accession Number: 01714568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2019 3:10PM