A dynamic Bayesian network based approach to safety decision support in tunnel construction

TytułA dynamic Bayesian network based approach to safety decision support in tunnel construction
Publication TypeJournal Article
Rok publikacji2015
AutorzyXianguo W, Huitao L, Limao Z, Skibniewski MJ, Qianli D, Jiaying T
JournalReliability Engineering and System Safety
Volume134
Pagination157–168
ISSN0951-8320
AbstractThis paper presents a systemic decision approach with step-by-step procedures based on dynamic Bayesian network (DBN), aiming to provide guidelines for dynamic safety analysis of the tunnel-induced road surface damage over time. The proposed DBN-based approach can accurately illustrate the dynamic and updated feature of geological, design and mechanical variables as the construction progress evolves,in order to overcome deficenciesof traditional fault analysis method. Adopting the predictive, sensitivity and diagnostic analysis techniques in the DBN inference, this this approach is able to perform feed-forward, concurrent and back-forward control respectively on a quantitative basis, and provide real-time support before and after an accident. A case study in relating to dynamic safety analysis in the construction of Wuhan Yangtze Metro Tunel in China is used to verify the feasibility of the proposed approach, as well as its application potential. The relationships between the DBN-based and BN-based approaches are further discussed according to analysis results. The proposed aproach can be used as a decision tool to provide support for safety analysis in tunnel construction, and thus increase the likelihood of a successful project in a dynamic project environment.