American Society of Civil Engineers


Performance Evaluation of Railway Transport Enterprises Based on Catastrophe Theory


by Ling Zhou, (College of Logistics, Southwest Jiao tong University, Chengdu 610031; and College of Transportation and Automotive Engineering, Xihua University, Chengdu 610039, China. E-mail: zhoulingxh@sohu.com), Rongfang Li, (Sichuan College of Architectural Technology, Deyang 618000, Sichuan, China), and Xiaohan Liu, (College of Transportation and Automotive Engineering, Xihua University, Chengdu 610039, China)
Section: Environment, Security, Safety, and Education, pp. 2802-2807, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41184(419)463)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICTE 2011
Abstract: The paper applied catastrophe theory to evaluate the operating performance of railway transport enterprise. It also introduced the basic principles of catastrophe theory in this paper. Author creates evaluation and selection of operating performance index system based on decomposition model layer by layer. The results show that catastrophe model overcome the multi-object and uncertainly of operating performance, and reduced the error impact caused by subjective evaluation of the traditional methods.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Rail transportation
China
Disasters