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Critical Infrastructures: Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Transportation by Road and Rail

Authors: Vamanu, Bogdan I., Gheorghe, Adrian V., Katina, Polinpapilinho

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  • Puts forward a holistic approach to quantitative risk assessment for dangerous goods
  • Provides an introduction to quantitative vulnerability
  • Presents a systematic, top-down approach that helps readers to follow the logical thread behind the models and methods employed
  • Introduces the analytical models using a ‘problem statement–solution’ approach
  • Includes valuable primers introducing the methods employed together with further references, thus supporting those readers less familiar with a specific topic
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This book addresses a key issue in today’s society: the safer transport of dangerous goods, taking into account people, the environment and economics. In particular, it offers a potential approach to identifying the issues, developing the models, providing the methods and recommending the tools to address the risks and vulnerabilities involved. We believe this can only be achieved by assessing those risks in a comprehensive, quantifiable and integrated manner. Examining both rail and road transportation, the book is divided into three sections, covering: the mature and accepted (by both academia and practitioners) methodology of risk assessment; the vulnerability assessment – a novel approach proposed as a vital complement to risk; guidance and support to build the tools that make methods and equations to yield: the Decision Support Systems. Throughout the book, the authors do not endeavor to provide THE solution. Instead, the book offers insightful food for thought for students, researchers, practitioners and policymakers alike.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-30931-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-30929-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80920-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Infrastructures: Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Book Subtitle
Transportation by Road and Rail
Authors
Series Title
Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30931-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30931-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30929-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80920-5
Series ISSN
1566-0443
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 218
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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