American Society of Civil Engineers


Evaluation of Fire Risk at Highway Tunnels


by Jing Huang, (Department of Fire Command, The Armed Police Academy, Lang fang, Hebei Province 065000, P.R. China. E-mail: hjlinda@126.com), Shao Yun Ren, (Department of Fire Command, The Armed Police Academy, Lang fang, Hebei Province 065000, P.R. China. E-mail: hjlinda@126.com), and Wei Zhang, (School of Chemistry and Materials, Lang fang Normal University, Lang fang, Hebei Province 065000, P.R. China. E-mail: zhangwei_friends@163.com)

pp. 1-7, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41064(358)86)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICCTP 2009: Critical Issues In Transportation Systems Planning, Development, and Management
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to prevent and reduce fire at highway tunnels. This paper systematically analyzes the influence factors for the safety system of highway tunnels, establishes a risk assessment model for tunnel fire based on analytic hierarchy process and multi-grade fuzzy evaluation, and introduces a risk factors assessment system for tunnel fire in details. Using this model, the risk of a specific highway tunnel fire has been assessed. The research results show that this evaluation method is in accordance with the actual situation. Therefore the model is recommended to put into practical applications.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Tunnels
Fires
Risk management