Risk analysis for the Austrian railways (ÖBB)
For the Böckstein railway station in the inner Gastein-valley (Salzburg) a risk analysis is provided. In winter time the whole area is endangered by snow avalanches. Therefore the avalanche paths are documented and avalanche simulation models are applied, in order to derive dynamic avalanche parameters, such as pressure, flow depth and deposit height. A probability distribution for potential damages on trains and infrastructure, dependent on the return period of extreme events is calculated.