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Title: A methodology for the quantitative risk assessment of the road and rail transport of explosives
Author: Davies, Paul Anthony
ISNI:       0000 0001 3413 323X
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1990
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A study was made of the hazard presented by, and the risks associated with, the road and rail transport of conventional explosives. Its purpose was firstly to review the transport environments associated with the hazardous goods and in particular conventional accident and carriage of explosives. Secondly, to identify and assess those stimuli present in transport and accident environments which are liable to cause accidental initiation of explosives. Thirdly, to identify explosion consequence models suitable for the assessment of injury and damage suffered by roadside and rail-side populations as a result of explosion. Finally, to apply and develop a risk assessment methodology capable of identifying, quantifying, evaluating and monitoring individual and societal risks. The study formulates a basic methodology for the assessment of transient hazards and more specifically, a methodology suitable for quantitative risk assessment of the road and rail transport of conventional commercial and military explosives.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Safety engineering