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01.Airports: Performance, Risks, and Problems
02.Railway Transportation: Policies, Technology and Perspectives
03.Airline Industry: Strategies, Operations and Safety
04.Automobiles: Performance, Safety Assessment, and Energy Consumption
05.Distracted Driving
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Editors: Nicholas P. Scott
Book Description:
This book provides the latest scientific research regarding the importance of infrastructure charges in establishing competitive conditions in the railway market. The current charging regimes applied throughout the EU member states are analyzed as well as the planning and scheduling that determine how and when the company's resources will be used in the case of railway organizations. Railway noise emission and its reduction are considered among the most important topics in the future development of transportation systems. This book gives an overview on the noise emitted by wheels and rails from the basic emission mechanisms up to noise attenuation by means of passive/active control. The importance of the vertical track stiffness as a means to guide railway track bed design for high speed railway lines are discussed as well. A rational approach to substructure design is described, which it is hoped will further an understanding of the process of appropriate track design and enable the adaptation of existing design procedures to provide a realistic design for the conditions at hand.

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Table of Contents:

Railway Infrastructure Market in Europe
(Christina Nikolova, Dep. of Economics of Transport, Univ. of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)pp.1-62

Explaining Occupancy Rates in the European Railways: A Reduced-Form Approach
(Luis Orea, Ana Rodriguez-Alvarez, Univ. of Oviedo and Subal. C. Kumbhakar, State Univ. of New York at Binghamton)pp.63-86

Railway-Generated Magnetic Field: Environmental Aspects^
(N.G. Ptitsyna, G. Villoresi, Y.A. Kopytenko, St. Petersburg filial of Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere, and Radiowave Propagation, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia)pp.87-140

Marginal Cost Pricing of Noise in Railway Infrastructure
(Henrik Andersson, Dep. of Transportation Economics, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Inst., Sweden and Mikael Ogren, Dep. of Environment and Traffic Analysis, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Inst., Sweden) pp.141-162

Planners, Cognition and the Route Towards Improved Planning Support: An Empirical Study Into the Use of APS's in the Netherlands Railways
(Rene J. Jorna, Wout van Wezel and Joep Bos, Faculty of Economics and Business, Univ. of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands)pp.163-180

Remaining Fatigue Life Estimation of Existing Railway Bridges
(Siriwardane Sudath Chaminda, Mitao Ohga, Dep. of Civil Engineering, Ehime Univ. Matsuyama, Japan, Ranjith Dissanayake, Dep. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Kaita Tatsumasa, Dep. of Civil Engineering, Ehime Univ. Matsuyama, Japan)pp.181-216

Maintenance Management Strategies for Steel Railway Bridges: A Case Study from Vietnam
(Dinh Tuan Hai, Faculty of Urban Management, Hanoi Architectural Univ, Hanoi City, Vietnam)pp.217-236

Noise and Vibration of Railway Wheels: Generation Mechanisms and Attenuation
(Alfredo Cigada, Stefano Manzoni, Matteo Redaelli and Marcello Vanali, Deo. of Mechanics, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy)pp.237-278

Train Wheel Detection Systems: Present Technologies and Future Trends
(Patricio G. Donato, National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) and Laboratory of Instrumentation and Control (LIC), National Univ. of Mar Del Plata, Argentina, and Jesus Urena, Electronics Dep. Univ. of Alcala, Spain)pp.279-302

Track Stiffness Considerations for High Speed Railway Lines (Michael Burrow, Centre for Railway Research and Education, School of Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK, Paulo Fonseca Teixeira, Head of Railway Division, CENIT- Centre for Innovation in Transport, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, Tore Dahlberg, IEI/Solid Mechanics, Linkoeping University, Linkoeping, Sweden and Eric Berggren, BANVERKET/Swedish Rail Adm., Borlange, Sweden)pp.303-354

Ultrasonic Monitoring of Thermal Stress in Continuous Welded Rail
(D. Vangi and A. Virga, Dipartimento di Meccanica e Tecnologie Industriali, Univ. of Florence, Firenze, Italy)pp.355-378

Expert Commentary
Edmond Fortier and the Largos Tram (1908)
(Liora Bigon, Holon Inst. of Technology, Israel, and Frank Brown, The Univ. Of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom)pp.379-384

Short Communications

A) Security Risk Management of Railway Transportation Systems
(Francesco Flammini ANSALDO STS, Ansaldo Segnalamento Ferroviario S.p.a, Naples Italy and Univ. di Napoli "Federico II", Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Naples, Italy, and Nicola Mazzocca, Univ. di Napoli "Federico II", Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Naples, Italy)pp.385-398

B) Railway Accessibility Mode Choice: A Case Study on Urban Railways in Beijing (Huang Shan and Guan Hongzhi, Transportation Research Center and Transportation Lab Beijing Univ. of Technology, Beijing, China)pp.399-412

Index pp.413-425

      Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: pp.425
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-863-9
   Status: AV
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