Resilience Assessment of Safety System at Subway Construction Sites Applying Analytic Network Process and Extension Cloud Models

Qingjun Guo, Shohel Amin, Qianwen Hao, Olivier Haas

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This paper applies resilience theory in safety management to three subway construction sites: the Shuangzhai, the Sports Centre and the Sanyizhuang stations on the Xi'an Metro Line 14. It analyses the resilience connotation and evaluates the system resilience using the resilience index. The Delphi method determined the resilience indices. The ANP extension cloud synthesis was constructed combining the cloud and matter-element extension theories to address the randomness and ambiguity of the resilience assessment process for subway construction sites. This study reveals that the resilience level was consistent with actual engineering project assessment at all stations. The resilience assessment of the Shuangzhai Station project ranks first followed by that of Sanyizhuang and then the Sports Centre station. The findings of this study argue for strengthening the resilience management, taking measures to optimise and improve the security system, enhancing the defence ability and anti-risk mechanism at the construction sites of the sports centre and the Sanyizhuang stations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106956
JournalReliability Engineering and System Safety
Early online date15 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020

Bibliographical note

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Reliability Engineering and System Safety. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 201, (2020)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ress.2020.106956

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  • ANP
  • Extension cloud model
  • Subway construction
  • resilience
  • safety system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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