Technical Reports

Safety of High Speed Ground Transportation Systems: Work Breakdown Structure

  • 30
  • Nov
  • 1993
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration; John A. Bachman
SUBJECT: Safety Advisories, Safety Regulatory Analysis, Safety Performance Measures
KEYWORDS: Systems management, Systems engineering, Systems elements, subsystems, System safety, Magnetic levitation, maglev, High speed rail, Maglev safety, High speed guided ground transportation, Work breakdown structure
ABSTRACT: This report provides a systems approach to the assessment of high-speed guided ground transportation (HSGGT) safety needs and presents one potential methodology by combining a work breakdown structure (WBS) with an interface evaluation methodology. Through a total system approach, this report ties safety issues to an HSGGT structural concept and presents them from the highest level of a system hierarchy downward in a WBS