As in all engineering activity, safety and reliability are key to a successful project and on-going operation of the transport sector. This research theme includes study of risk and reliability transferred from the more-traditional construction industry into the transport sector.
Projects include decision-making tools based on:
- safety-cost analysis;
- life cycle analysis;
- uncertainty analysis;
- safety-critical software assessment;
- dynamic and static finite element analysis;
- safety case preparation for industry.
Dr Michael Burrow and Dr Harry Evdorides' work includes much on safety and reliability, and recent projects have focussed specifically on road safety and railway risk-safety support systems, many in conjunction with i-RAP.
Example of research projects:
- Urban road safety and sustainability in low and middle income countries (pdf)