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Development Methodologies for Risk Analysis for Road Tunnels

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Code Science Field Subfield
2.19.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Traffic systems   

Code Science Field
T280  Technological sciences  Road transport technology 
Keywords
road tunnels, ventilation, fire, safety, system reliability, probability, risk analysis
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (12)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  07027  PhD Mitja Robert Kožuh  Energy engineering  Researcher  2004 - 2007  534 
2.  04055  PhD Jurij Modic  Energy engineering  Researcher  2006 - 2007  492 
3.  08789  PhD Marija Molan  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2005 - 2007  586 
4.  18440  PhD Dejan Paliska  Traffic systems  Researcher  2004 - 2007  100 
5.  21856  PhD Marko Perkovič  Traffic systems  Researcher  2004 - 2007  633 
6.  05101  PhD Stojan Petelin  Traffic systems  Head  2004 - 2007  650 
7.  08841  PhD Ivan Smerdu  Traffic systems  Researcher  2004 - 2007  202 
8.  26566  MSc Andrej Stijepić  Traffic systems  Junior researcher  2006 - 2007  16 
9.  21696  PhD Jelenko Švetak  Traffic systems  Researcher  2004 - 2007  359 
10.  00303  PhD Marko Valič  Physics  Researcher  2005 - 2007  237 
11.  20935  PhD Peter Vidmar  Traffic systems  Researcher  2004 - 2007  365 
12.  00811  PhD Miran Zgonik  Energy engineering  Researcher  2004 - 2007  336 
Organisations (4)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0103  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology  Ljubljana  1626990  23,318 
2.  0312  University Medical Centre Ljubljana  Ljubljana  5057272000  76,627 
3.  0600  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport  Portorož  1627015000  6,636 
4.  0782  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering  Ljubljana  1627031  29,109 
Abstract
Safety and human life are the first priority in tunnel safety. Damages of the tunnel construction and psychological influences need to be minimal. The tunnel safety is measured also with a degree, how people that are using the tunnel understand driving rules and how they behave inside the tunnel. The tunnel administrator and people that are using a tunnel need to know, how tunnel systems can be used in case of need. Based on the recommendation of the European parliament, about minimal safety requirements in tunnels located on the Trans-European Road Network, all tunnels require safety analysis and the risk evaluation. This should be used for planning of transport logistic routes for people and goods. The project is very interdisciplinary and combines technical contents with sociological ones (relation human-machine, human factor, psychology etc.). Methodologies for risk evaluation in road traffic are not studied enough in Slovenia. Risk analysis is important not only for safety evaluation, but has a wide spectre of use. The project work is oriented to risk analysis in the tunnel, which is defined as a combination of probabilities and consequences of an unusual event. The probability of unusual events that might occur in the tunnel and direct or potential consequences to these events is defined. The quantitative, qualitative or the combination of both risk analyses methods are used. Methodologies of risk analysis include the evaluation of each event probability and the evaluation of each relevant consequence. The developed methodologies enable the quantification of risk during the passage through the tunnel that is not based only on the equipment level and tunnel construction, but on the interaction of all factors that influence the safety or the risk inside the tunnel.
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