Railway Transportation Systems

Railway Transportation Systems
  • Author : Christos N. Pyrgidis
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2016-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781498788151

Railway Transportation Systems Book Review:

Incorporates More Than 25 Years of Research and ExperienceRailway Transportation Systems: Design, Construction and Operation presents a comprehensive overview of railway passenger and freight transport systems, from design through to construction and operation. It covers the range of railway passenger systems, from conventional and high speed inter

Electrical Railway Transportation Systems

Electrical Railway Transportation Systems
  • Author : Morris Brenna,Federica Foiadelli,Dario Zaninelli
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 622
  • Relase : 2018-02-05
  • ISBN : 9781119386810

Electrical Railway Transportation Systems Book Review:

Allows the reader to deepen their understanding of various technologies for both fixed power supply installations of railway systems and for railway rolling stock This book explores the electric railway systems that play a crucial role in the mitigation of congestion and pollution caused by road traffic. It is divided into two parts: the first covering fixed power supply systems, and the second concerning the systems for railway rolling stock. In particular, after a historical introduction to the framework of technological solutions in current use, the authors investigate electrification systems for the power supply of rail vehicles, trams, and subways. Electrical Railway Transportation Systems explores the direct current systems used throughout the world for urban and suburban transport, which are also used in various countries for regional transport. It provides a study of alternating current systems, whether for power supply frequency or for special railway frequency, that are used around the world for the electrification of railway lines, long-distance lines, and high-speed lines. In addition, this resource: Analyzes multiple railway systems from a theoretical and realizable vantage point, with particular regard to functionality, electromagnetic compatibility, and interferences with other electrical systems Studies electric traction railway vehicles, presenting various types of drives and auxiliary devices currently in circulation Discusses solutions employed to ensure interoperability of vehicles that run along lines powered by different systems (e.g., DC and AC, at different frequencies) Electrical Railway Transportation Systems is an ideal text for graduate students studying the subject as well as for industry professionals working in the field.

Railway Transportation Systems and Engineering

Railway Transportation Systems and Engineering
  • Author : Callen Lucas
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 245
  • Relase : 2020-09-15
  • ISBN : 1632409313

Railway Transportation Systems and Engineering Book Review:

Railways transportation is the means of transfer of passengers and goods using railway systems. It is the safest mode of transit. A railways system is a complex form of engineering. Each system has two major components- the rolling stock or locomotives, and the rail tracks along with their supporting structures and ancillary buildings. Railway signalling is an essential aspect of railway transportation. Railway transportation engineering is responsible for the design, construction and operation of rail transport systems. It encompasses the design and implementation of train control systems, railway systems engineering, control and railway engineering, etc. Efficient railway transportation ensures the continuation of functional supply chain and population mobility. Railway reliability is threatened by an aging infrastructure, security threats, increasing freight costs and inadequate capacity, research in railways transportation systems and engineering is most pertinent in today's scenario. The objective of this book is to give a general view of the different railway transportation systems, and their engineering. It covers in detail some existing theories and innovative concepts revolving around railway transportation. This book is a resource guide for experts as well as students.

Noise and Vibration Mitigation for Rail Transportation Systems

Noise and Vibration Mitigation for Rail Transportation Systems
  • Author : Geert Degrande,Geert Lombaert,David Anderson,Paul de Vos,Pierre-Etienne Gautier,Masanobu Iida,James Tuman Nelson,Jens C. O. Nielsen,David J. Thompson,Thorsten Tielkes,David A. Towers
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 720
  • Relase : 2021-04-08
  • ISBN : 9783030702892

Noise and Vibration Mitigation for Rail Transportation Systems Book Review:

This book reports on the 13th International Workshop on Railway Noise (IWRN13), held on September 16-20, 2019, in Ghent, Belgium. It gathers original peer-reviewed papers describing the latest developments in railway noise and vibration, as well as state-of-the-art reviews written by authoritative experts in the field. The different papers cover a broad range of railway noise and vibration topics, such as rolling noise, wheel squeal, noise perception, prediction methods, measurements and monitoring, and vehicle interior noise. Further topics include rail roughness, rail corrugation and grinding, high-speed rail and aerodynamic noise, structure-borne noise, ground-borne noise and vibration, and resilient track forms. Policy, criteria and regulation are also discussed. Offering extensive and timely information to both scientists and engineers, this book will help them in their daily efforts to identify, understand and solve problems related to railway noise and vibration, and to achieve the ultimate goal of reducing the environmental impact of railway systems.

Railway Transportation Systems

Railway Transportation Systems
  • Author : Christos N. Pyrgidis
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 500
  • Relase : 2016-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781482262162

Railway Transportation Systems Book Review:

Incorporates More Than 25 Years of Research and ExperienceRailway Transportation Systems: Design, Construction and Operation presents a comprehensive overview of railway passenger and freight transport systems, from design through to construction and operation. It covers the range of railway passenger systems, from conventional and high speed inter

The Theory and Method of Design and Optimization for Railway Intelligent Transportation Systems (RITS)

The Theory and Method of Design and Optimization for Railway Intelligent Transportation Systems (RITS)
  • Author : Wang Zhou,Jia Li-min
  • Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
  • Pages : 156
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9781608051380

The Theory and Method of Design and Optimization for Railway Intelligent Transportation Systems (RITS) Book Review:

This book explains the theory and methods of system optimization design for railway intelligent transportation systems (RITS), which optimizes RITS total performance by decreasing the difficulty and cost of system development and increasing the system efficiency. Readers will understand key concepts of RITS and the latest research relevant to China and other countries where RITSs have been developed. The book is suitable for university scholars in the field of railway transportation.

The Geography of Transport Systems

The Geography of Transport Systems
  • Author : Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2013-07-18
  • ISBN : 9781136777325

The Geography of Transport Systems Book Review:

Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations that they are often invisible to the consumer. This is paradoxical as the perceived invisibility of transportation is derived from its efficiency. Understanding how mobility is linked with geography is main the purpose of this book. The third edition of The Geography of Transport Systems has been revised and updated to provide an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation. This text provides greater discussion of security, energy, green logistics, as well as new and updated case studies, a revised content structure, and new figures. Each chapter covers a specific conceptual dimension including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts. A final chapter contains core methodologies linked with transport geography such as accessibility, spatial interactions, graph theory and Geographic Information Systems for transportation (GIS-T). This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with a broad overview of its concepts, methods, and areas of application. The accompanying website for this text contains a useful additional material, including digital maps, PowerPoint slides, databases, and links to further reading and websites. The website can be accessed at: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans This text is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interest in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering.

Handbook of Research on Emerging Innovations in Rail Transportation Engineering

Handbook of Research on Emerging Innovations in Rail Transportation Engineering
  • Author : Rai, B. Umesh
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 664
  • Relase : 2016-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781522500858

Handbook of Research on Emerging Innovations in Rail Transportation Engineering Book Review:

The rail-based transit system is a popular public transportation option, not just with members of the public but also with policy makers looking to install a form of convenient and rapid travel. Even for moving bulk freight long distances, a rail-based system is the most sustainable transportation system currently available. The Handbook of Research on Emerging Innovations in Rail Transportation Engineering presents the latest research on next-generation public transportation infrastructures. Emphasizing a diverse set of topics related to rail-based transportation such as funding issues, policy design, traffic planning and forecasting, and engineering solutions, this comprehensive publication is an essential resource for transportation planners, engineers, policymakers, and graduate-level engineering students interested in uncovering research-based solutions, recommendations, and examples of modern rail transportation systems.

Sustainable Rail Transport 4

Sustainable Rail Transport 4
  • Author : Marin Marinov,Janene Piip
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 367
  • Relase : 2021-12-17
  • ISBN : 3030820947

Sustainable Rail Transport 4 Book Review:

This book offers a timely collection of articles on innovative research and developments in the vast field of rail transport, including rail operations, management, economics, vehicles interior design and sustainable infrastructure. It addresses academics and professionals specializing in railway transport analysis, innovation, systems design and new technology. Continuing on the tradition of the previous volumes, the book reports on innovative solutions for energy saving, noise reduction and baggage handling. It elaborates on the implementation of digital technologies and discusses sustainable rail operations along transport corridors. The concept of hyperloop is also discussed as a possible transport mode of the future. All the contributions were selected through an internal competition and a double-blinded peer review process organized by the RailUniNet members

Managing Risks in the Railway System

Managing Risks in the Railway System
  • Author : Konstantinos Tzanakakis
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 181
  • Relase : 2021-01-23
  • ISBN : 9783030662660

Managing Risks in the Railway System Book Review:

This book offers a comprehensive and practice-oriented guide to risk management, with a special emphasis on the physical and environmental risks related to the operations of railway systems. It is intended to provide a roadmap for managing the risk by controlling safety. Starting with a concise historical introduction and by presenting basic concepts of risk management, the book describes in turn the railway systems and their complexity. Then, it goes in depth into the process of risk management, describing the main elements, from risk identification, analysis and assessment to risk monitoring and communication. Different risk assessment techniques are reviewed in detail, and the main components of a risk management plan are presented. The book concludes with an introduction to health risk management, describing strategies for performing health risk assessments for staff in safety-critical positions. Based on the conviction that controlling safety is the main strategy in managing risk, and on the fact that the systems we would like to control are complex ones, this book provides transport and safety engineers with the necessary knowledge to effectively managing the risks of the railway system.

Transport Infrastructure and Systems

Transport Infrastructure and Systems
  • Author : Gianluca Dell'Acqua,Fred Wegman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1134
  • Relase : 2017-03-16
  • ISBN : 9781315281889

Transport Infrastructure and Systems Book Review:

Transport Infrastructure Asset management in transport infrastructure, financial viability of transport engineering projects/ Life cycle Cost Analysis, Life-Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Assessment of transport infrastructure/ Infrastructures financing and pricing with equity appraisal, operation optimization and energy management/ Low-Volume roads: planning, maintenance, operations, environmental and social issues/ Public-Private Partnership (PPP) experience in transport infrastructure in different countries and economic conditions/ Airport Pavement Management Systems, runway design and maintenance/ Port maintenance and development issues, technology relating to cargo handling, landside access, cruise operations/ Infrastructure Building Information Modelling (I-BIM) / Pavement design and innovative bituminous materials/ Recycling and re-use in road pavements, environmentally sustainable technologies/ Stone pavements, ancient roads and historic railways/ Cementitious stabilization of materials used in the rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure. Transport Systems Sustainable transport and the environment protection including green vehicles/ Urban transport, land use development, spatial and transport planning/ Bicycling, bike, bike-sharing systems, cycling mobility/ Human factor in transport systems/ Intelligent Mobility: emerging technologies to enable the smarter movement of people and goods/Airport landside: access roads, parking facilities, terminal facilities, aircraft apron and the azdjacent taxiway/ Transportation policy, planning and design, modelling and decision making/ Transport economics, finance and pricing issues, optimization problems, equity appraisal/ Road safety impact assessments, road safety audits, the management of road network safety and safety inspections/ Tunnels and underground structures: preventing incidents-accidents mitigating their effects for both people and goods/ Traffic flow characteristics, traffic control devices, work zone traffic control, highway capacity and quality of service/ Track-vehicle interactions in railway systems, capacity analysis of railway networks/ Risk assessment and safety in air and railway transport, reliability aspects/ Maritime transport and inland waterways transport research/ Intermodal freight transport: terminals and logistics.

Railway Transportation in South Asia

Railway Transportation in South Asia
  • Author : Saptarshi Mitra,Sumana Bandyopadhyay,Stabak Roy,Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 329
  • Relase : 2021-09-09
  • ISBN : 3030768775

Railway Transportation in South Asia Book Review:

This book discusses policy instruments for sustainable infrastructure developments. Railways are one of the most important developmental instruments of a region, province, or country. They play a crucial role in economic development, urban growth, urban mobility, regional susceptibility, market integration, and world trade. Railways are an integral part of regional and urban development, both in terms of freight and passenger transport. By offering case studies from various regions and cities in South Asia, this book examines the evolution of railway transportation and the impact of these infrastructure projects on regional and urban development. It examines the interactions between evolving infrastructures and competing demands and considers the negative and positive externalities of railway transportation for people, places, and locations. The contributions analyze issues such as network infrastructure planning and technological development, passenger mobility and satisfaction, vulnerability to environmental impacts, and cross-border trade.

Railway Safety, Reliability, and Security: Technologies and Systems Engineering

Railway Safety, Reliability, and Security: Technologies and Systems Engineering
  • Author : Flammini, Francesco
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 487
  • Relase : 2012-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781466616448

Railway Safety, Reliability, and Security: Technologies and Systems Engineering Book Review:

Human errors, as well as deliberate sabotage, pose a considerable danger to passengers riding on the modern railways and have created disastrous consequences. To protect civilians against both intentional and unintentional threats, rail transportation has become increasingly automated. Railway Safety, Reliability, and Security: Technologies and Systems Engineering provides engineering students and professionals with a collection of state-of-the-art methodological and technological notions to support the development and certification of ‘real-time safety-critical’ railway control systems, as well as the protection of rail transportation infrastructures.

Railway Geotechnics

Railway Geotechnics
  • Author : Dingqing Li
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 2002-02-14
  • ISBN : 9781482288803

Railway Geotechnics Book Review:

Links Geotechnics with Railway Track Engineering and Railway Operation Good railway track and railway operations depend on good geotechnics, in several different ways and at varying levels. Railway Geotechnics covers track, track substructure, load environment, materials, mechanics, design, construction, measurements, and management. Illustrated by

Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems

Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems
  • Author : Michael A.P. Taylor
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2020-09-29
  • ISBN : 9780128166475

Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems Book Review:

Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems examines the international state of knowledge on climate change and weather and their potential impacts on the planning, design and serviceability of transportation networks. The book describes alternative frameworks for adapting to climate change in the planning, provision and management of transportation systems. It discusses methods and models for including climate and weather factors in planning and design for use in transportation asset systems under risk and uncertainty. Giving specific attention to road, rail, ports and harbors, the book provides users with the tools they need in decision-making approaches where there is uncertainty. Examines the impact of climate change and extreme weather on the performance and serviceability of transportation assets Explores the issues, methods, frameworks, models and techniques for assessing transportation systems' performance, including considerations for climate and the environment Provides case studies from around the world to illustrate methods, covering a wide range of climatic conditions, considerations and approaches for transportation planners

Advances in Human Aspects of Road and Rail Transportation

Advances in Human Aspects of Road and Rail Transportation
  • Author : Neville A. Stanton
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 878
  • Relase : 2012-07-17
  • ISBN : 9781439871249

Advances in Human Aspects of Road and Rail Transportation Book Review:

Human factors and ergonomics have made considerable contributions to the research, design, development, operation and analysis of transportation systems and their complementary infrastructure. This volume focuses on the causations of road accidents, the function and design of roads and signs, the design of automobiles, and the training of the driver. It covers accident analyses, air traffic control, control rooms, intelligent transportation systems, and new systems and technologies.

Noise and Vibration Mitigation for Rail Transportation Systems

Noise and Vibration Mitigation for Rail Transportation Systems
  • Author : David Anderson,Pierre-Etienne Gautier,Masanobu Iida,James T. Nelson,David J. Thompson,Thorsten Tielkes,David A. Towers,Paul de Vos,Jens C. O Nielsen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 780
  • Relase : 2018-05-19
  • ISBN : 9783319734118

Noise and Vibration Mitigation for Rail Transportation Systems Book Review:

This book reports on the 12th International Workshop on Railway Noise held on 12-16 September 2016 at Terrigal, Australia. It gathers peer-reviewed papers describing the latest developments in rail noise and vibration, as well as state-of-the-art reviews by distinguished experts in the field. The papers cover a broad range of rail noise topics including wheel squeal, policy, regulation and perception, wheel and rail noise, predictions, measurements and monitoring, interior noise, rail roughness, corrugation and grinding, high speed rail and aerodynamic noise, and structure-borne noise, ground-borne vibration and resilient track forms. It offers an essential reference-guide to both scientists and engineers in their daily efforts to identify, understand and solve a number of problems related to railway noise and vibration, and to achieve their ultimate goal of reducing the environmental impact of railway systems.

Railway Noise and Vibration

Railway Noise and Vibration
  • Author : David Thompson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 536
  • Relase : 2008-12-11
  • ISBN : 0080914438

Railway Noise and Vibration Book Review:

Railways are an environmentally friendly means of transport well suited to modern society. However, noise and vibration are key obstacles to further development of the railway networks for high-speed intercity traffic, for freight and for suburban metros and light-rail. All too often noise problems are dealt with inefficiently due to lack of understanding of the problem. This book brings together coverage of the theory of railway noise and vibration with practical applications of noise control technology at source to solve noise and vibration problems from railways. Each source of noise and vibration is described in a systematic way: rolling noise, curve squeal, bridge noise, aerodynamic noise, ground vibration and ground-borne noise, and vehicle interior noise. Theoretical modelling approaches are introduced for each source in a tutorial fashion Practical applications of noise control technology are presented using the theoretical models Extensive examples of application to noise reduction techniques are included Railway Noise and Vibration is a hard-working reference and will be invaluable to all who have to deal with noise and vibration from railways, whether working in the industry or in consultancy or academic research. David Thompson is Professor of Railway Noise and Vibration at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton. He has worked in the field of railway noise since 1980, with British Rail Research in Derby, UK, and TNO Institute of Applied Physics in the Netherlands before moving to Southampton in 1996. He was responsible for developing the TWINS software for predicting rolling noise. Discusses fully the theoretical background and practical workings of railway noise Includes the latest research findings, brought together in one place Forms an extended case study in the application of noise control techniques

Transportation Systems Analysis and Assessment

Transportation Systems Analysis and Assessment
  • Author : Stefano De Luca,Roberta Di Pace,Boban Djordjevic
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 238
  • Relase : 2020-01-22
  • ISBN : 9781839685613

Transportation Systems Analysis and Assessment Book Review:

The transportation system is the backbone of any social and economic system, and is also a very complex system in which users, transport means, technologies, services, and infrastructures have to cooperate with each other to achieve common and unique goals.The aim of this book is to present a general overview on some of the main challenges that transportation planners and decision makers are faced with. The book addresses different topics that range from user's behavior to travel demand simulation, from supply chain to the railway infrastructure capacity, from traffic safety issues to Life Cycle Assessment, and to strategies to make the transportation system more sustainable.

Optimal Trajectory Planning and Train Scheduling for Urban Rail Transit Systems

Optimal Trajectory Planning and Train Scheduling for Urban Rail Transit Systems
  • Author : Yihui Wang,Bin Ning,Ton van den Boom,Bart De Schutter
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2016-04-21
  • ISBN : 9783319308890

Optimal Trajectory Planning and Train Scheduling for Urban Rail Transit Systems Book Review:

This book contributes to making urban rail transport fast, punctual and energy-efficient –significant factors in the importance of public transportation systems to economic, environmental and social requirements at both municipal and national levels. It proposes new methods for shortening passenger travel times and for reducing energy consumption, addressing two major topics: (1) train trajectory planning: the authors derive a nonlinear model for the operation of trains and present several approaches for calculating optimal and energy-efficient trajectories within a given schedule; and (2) train scheduling: the authors develop a train scheduling model for urban rail systems and optimization approaches with which to balance total passenger travel time with energy efficiency and other costs to the operator. Mixed-integer linear programming and pseudospectral methods are among the new methods proposed for single- and multi-train systems for the solution of the nonlinear trajectory planning problem which involves constraints such as varying speed restrictions and maximum traction/braking force. Signaling systems and their effects are also accounted for in the trajectory planning model. Origin–destination passenger demand is included in the model formulation for train scheduling. Iterative convex programming and efficient bi-level approaches are utilized in the solution of the train-scheduling problem. In addition, the splitting rates and route choices of passengers are also optimized from the system point of view. The problems and solutions described in Optimal Trajectory Planning and Train Scheduling for Urban Rail Transit Systems will interest researchers studying public transport systems and logistics whether from an academic or practitioner background as well as providing a real application for anybody studying optimization theory and predictive control.