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Safety and security engineering

Publisher: Southampton ; Boston : WIT Press, cop. 2005.
Series: WIT transactions on the built environment, vol. 82.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book contains most of the papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Safety and Security Engineering (SAFE 2005). The meeting provided a forum for the presentation and discussion of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 1845640195 9781845640194
OCLC Number: 442594695
Description: 919 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Section 1: Modelling and theoretical studies; Modeling system integrity of a security critical system using Colored Petri Nets; Improving safety and security by developing a traffic accident prevention system; Weapon effectiveness models: are they appropriate for use in force protection analyses?; Simulating pedestrians in evacuation processes: a novel approach; A risk based approach to the development of evacuation plans in the mine subsidence area along the Meuse; A hybrid numerical model for quickly assessing indoor contaminant transport; Analysing safety: epistemic uncertainty and the limits of objective safety; Validation of a decision support model to predict concentration after a chemical spill into a river; Finite element analysis of hexagonal tube structures under axial loading; A study of the behaviour of earth electrodes connected together in resonant earthed neutral systems; Section 2: Risk analysis, assessment and management; A mathematically guided strategy for risk assessment and management; Rapid screening of buildings for blast risk assessment; Key issues in the development of risk analysis methodologies and tools; Evaluating the risk of a terrorist attack on a cable-stayed bridge: a probabilistic, structural analysis based approach; ISPESL radon programme: a challenge in the academic programme of a safety and security engineering course; The managing of the navigational safety of ships in port water areas; Initial cost and seismic vulnerability functions for buildings with energy-dissipating devices; Construction site risk analysis based on Shannon entropy: a case study application; Financial instruments integrated with engineering risk assessment for earthquake disaster reduction; Seismic and volcanic risk evaluation by large area geo-monitoring optical fibre sensor networks: the SIMONA project; Assessment and management of 'at risk' populations using a novel GIS based UK population database tool; Reaction inhibition in the control of exothermic runaway; Urban risk assessment and management in the enlarged EU, recent status and trends; Derivation of common safety targets for the European railways; Security: perspectives of remote sensing; Derivation of safety measures through human error risk analyses; Section 3: ARAMIS: an integrated risk assessment methodology; ARAMIS Project: an integrated risk assessment methodology that answers the needs of various stakeholders; Application to a case study of the Aramis methodology for the identification of reference accident scenarios; Development of barrier-oriented audit protocols and safety culture questionnaires: application to Dutch and Danish test sites; The assessment of risk in industrial installations: the risk severity index; Vulnerability of the environment in the proximity of an industrial site; Testing of the ARAMIS methodology in Slovenia - process and results; Section 4: Novel techniques, systems and devices; Health monitoring of cultural heritage using ambient and forced vibrations; On-site experimental evaluation of the elastic characteristics of large concrete structures; Preliminary impact testing of portable safety/security barriers; Radio frequency emissions evaluation for a 3D long range radar; Section 5: Information and communication technologies; Dependability measures of a communication network in a critical transport infrastructure; A framework to evaluate web information systems; Section 6: Integrated technological systems; The integrated security system of the Vatican City State; Increasing efficiency in airport security screening; Using threat image projection data for assessing individual screener performance; An early warning and response system for buildings at risk to toxic airborne materials; Automatic detection of anomalous events for advanced real-time video surveillance; The technique of mine gas monitoring based on multi-sensor information fusion; Section 7: Fire prevention and protection; HELIPLAT: a high altitude very-long endurance solar powered platform for border patrol and forest fire detection; Fuel pool ignition caused by a pyrotechnic device; Measurement of oxygen concentration using laser diode spectroscopy; The life span of buildings and the conversion of cities to an incombustible state; Section 8: Infrastructures protection; Emergency scenarios for public commuter transportation tunnels; The European project UpTun - improving the level of fire safety in existing tunnels; Prediction of blast loads based on the expected damage level by using displacement based method; Management of urban road networks following man-made or natural disasters; Buildings resistance and emergency planning in explosion hazards; Urban dispersion for the 21st century; Section 9: Transportation problems; A behavioural lane changing model for roundabout design; The formal modelling and verification of safety critical ATP; software design; Traffic safety: the Flanders integrated mobility management plan; Innovations in the automation of the electric power railway substations; Crash deformation of side members - Why not use a bumper?; Homogenization of driving conditions when incoming wind angles and intensity change significantly; 60 kph minimum speed limit on rural interstate freeways: is it relevant?; The public perception towards the road safety measures in Estonia; Section 10: Population protection; Application of safety and security principles to flood event management in highly populated urban areas; Hurricane wind shelter retrofit room standards for existing houses; Section 11: Environmental protection; Prevention of acid drainage in a uranium deposit; Rock falls and risk evaluation; Health risk assessment of municipal solid waste incineration; Section 12: Emergency and disaster prevention, control, management and recovery; The integrated supervision and control system of the Gran Sasso mountain; A real-time system for remote co-ordination of rescue teams in an emergency phase; Preventing external domino accidents: a framework for enhancing cooperation in the Chemical Process Industry (CPI); Satellite communications in the Ku band for disaster recovery purposes; Prospects of emergency aviation development as part of the Civil Defence System in Croatia; Section 13: Terrorism prevention and protection; Protecting against terrorist attacks for urban transportation projects; Terrorism prevention measures for office buildings - a new layering approach; Protection of buildings from chemical and biological threats; Security approaches against intentional contamination of water supply systems; Architecture in the era of terror: the security dilemma; Section 14: Case studies; The challenge of corporate safety and security; Penetrating physical security: the anatomy of physical security systems and corresponding defenses; Victim behaviours, intentionality, and differential risks in residential fire deaths; A community-based survey of domestic accidents among people living in the rural area of Rafsanjan-Iran (April 2003 - March 2004); Section 15: Forensic studies; A survey of European and American standards concerning electrical systems in potentially explosive atmospheres; Safety issues of mechanical parking systems in the light of directive 98/37/EC; Section 16: Industrial environment; Risk analysis of chemical substances in an industrial unit - a new tool for prevention; A proposal of a new methodology for the optimization of the WEEE management process in a company producing Cathode Ray Tubes; Fresh air for breathing - equipment for air supply on earth-moving machinery during rehabilitation work on contaminated sites
Series Title: WIT transactions on the built environment, vol. 82.
Responsibility: editors, C.A. Brebbia ... [et al.] : [First International Conference on Safety and Security Engineering, 2005].


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