accidentology

accidentology

(ˌæksɪdənˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
the study of the prevention of accidents
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The study consists of three stages: - analysis / diagnosis of the current situation (road traffic volume, accidentology, site configuration, signaling .
These testimonies have been supported by an ethnographic study of skydiving (Hardie-Bick, 2005) and accidentology research.
Differences in traffic exposure between males and females are not enough to explain the differences between the sexes in accidentology.
Accidentology is a good example of a transdiscipline, due to the fact that its research methods are in close relationship to parapsychological procedures.
But contrary to accidentology, the intensity of psi phenomena in natural conditions is dramatically diminished in the artificiality of the laboratory: The mechanization of the objectives, the subjects' and experimenters' motivations, and the creativity of designs aimed at avoiding the controls against sensory clues or fraud working against psi performance--all these must occur in a harmony that is often difficult to sustain.
Renault have been studying safety systems - they call it accidentology - for 50 years and they reckon it has become their passion as part and parcel of their commercial culture.
Then, we describe and compare the knowledge models obtained for seven experts in accidentology and their representation through conceptual graphs.
A collection of documents from INRETS: We collected numerous documents (reports, articles, notes, and so on) from INRETS, where the official or theoretical expertise in accidentology is described.
After we established the expertise model of accidentology, we elaborated the agent model (cf.
Domain models: Some domain models are used by all the experts and seem to characterize accidentology independent of any disciplinary aspect: (1) the DVI model (cf.
The common points revealed between the experts attest to the existence of a common expertise in accidentology and, based on the tasks of collection and accident analysis, the exploitation of the model of the DVI system and the decomposition of the accident into phases.
For the first time, the project will apply accidentology analysis to PODs to identify potential causes of accidents that will require testing and evaluation in the real-world, while using state-of-the-art techniques to simulate other scenarios, therefore reducing the need for real-world testing.