WIT Press


Techniques For Human Performance Analysis In Railway Applications

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR980911

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

978 kb

Author(s)

Riccardo Geneva, Marco Galaverna, Giuseppe Semite & Vittorio Zavatoni

Abstract

The importance of psychophysical conditions of the engine driver, especially in a high speed train, is unanimously recognised both in a normal situation and in emergency. The rapid technological development in recent decades has put the stress on the need of considering human factor in the first step of the project; the analytical approach allows to develop methodologies to evaluate the operator's reliability. Probability of human error (HEP) is defined and the methods for its calculation are described. The authors show two analysis methods. 1 Introduction The need of developing analysis methods for the evaluation of the operator behaviour in a complex sphere of work, where the success of process that h

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