SECURITY AND PROBABILITY IN RAILWAY SIGNALLING

To ensure that a system is safe in spite of the failure of components, it is built on the fail-safe principle. Probability calculations do not allow this principle to be abondoned for they can only deal sufficiently accurately with part aspects. Probability can also easily lead to over-dimensioning and hence to un-economical solutions. It also puts high demands on manufacture and maintenance; probability calculations are applicable in cases where random and independent events coincide.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Schwier, W
  • Publication Date: 1983-11

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM