A proposed risk model and a GIS framework for hazardous materials transportation


IEEE International Engineering Management Conference, Europe, Estoril, Portugal, 28 - 30 June 2008, pp.51-55 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Estoril
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-55
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents a Geographical Information System (GIS) based risk assessment model for road transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat). Existing and proposed risk models are applied to truck shipments of hazmat through the road network of Istanbul. Our empirical analysis on the Istanbul road network points out that different risk models usually select different routes between a given origin-destination pair. In this study. we propose a new risk assessment model named as "time-based risk model" for hazmat transportation. We speculate that the proposed model is the most suitable one for the city of Istanbul and alike.