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Railway Management And Engineering

Author: Vassilios A. Profillidis
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754648543
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This book takes a scientific approach to railways, and is intended to be of use to railway managers, economists and engineers, consulting economists and engineers, students of schools of engineering, transportation and management. This revised, updated and expanded edition is still rooted in engineering but now provides a much broader context, including policy and legislation, planning and management, and forecasting demand.

Railway Management And Engineering

Author: V. Profillidis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351906828
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In a rapidly changing world, with increasing competition in all sectors of transportation, railways are in a period of restructuring their management and technology. New methods of organization are introduced, commercial and tariff policies change radically, a more entrepreneurial spirit is required. At the same time, new high-speed tracks are being constructed and old tracks are renewed, high-comfort rolling stock vehicles are being introduced, logistics and combined transport are being developed. Awareness of environmental issues and the search for greater safety give a new role to the railways within the transportation system. Meanwhile, methods of analysis have significantly evolved, principally due to computer applications and new ways of thinking and approaching old problems. Thus, it becomes necessary to come up with a new scientific approach to tackle management and engineering aspects of railways, to understand in-depth the origins and inter-relationships of the various situations and phenomena and to suggest the appropriate methods and solutions to solve the various emerging problems. This book aims to cover the need for a new scientific approach for railways. It is intended to be of use to railway managers, economists and engineers, consulting economists and engineers, students of schools of engineering, transportation, economics, and management. The book is divided into three parts, which deal successively with management, track, and rolling stock, environment and safety. Each chapter of the book contains the necessary theoretical analysis of the phenomena studied, the recommended solutions, applications, charts and design of the specific railway component. In this way, both the requirement for a theoretical analysis is met, and the need of the railway manager and engineer for tables, nomographs, regulations, etc. is satisfied. Railways in Europe have separated activities of infrastructure from those of operation. In other parts of the world, however, railways remain unified. The book addresses both situations (separated and unified railways). Railways present great differences in their technologies. Something may be valid for one such technology, but not for another. To overcome this problem, regulations of the International Union of Railways (UIC) as well as European Standardization (CEN) and European Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs) have been used to the greatest extent possible. Whenever a specific technology or method is presented, the limits of its application are clearly emphasized.

Modern Railway Engineering Consultation

Author: Zhu Ying
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813238895
Size: 44.57 MB
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Report on the rapid development of railway engineering construction in China, this book introduces the basic concepts of railway engineering supported by reference to cases. This book underpins the experiences and technologies of the Chinese engineering sector in railway construction and explores systematic and optimal design in safety, reliability, applicability, economy, durability, systematic nature and interface in relation to railway engineering, and construction, to ensure the quality control at every stage of the process. The authors of this book have long been engaged in the design, consultation and research of railways and directed the engineering consultation on many high-speed railways in China, including Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Railway and Wuhan-Guangzhou Passenger Dedicated Railway. This book was compiled on the basis of the systematic analysis and summary of railway engineering consultation and in consideration of engineering consultation practices. This book is an excellent reference for relevant personnel engaged in the management, design, consultation and construction of railways and teachers and students in universities and colleges.

Recent Developments In Railway Track And Transportation Engineering

Author: João Pombo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319616277
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This volume brings together scientific experts in different areas that contribute to the Railway Track & Transportation Engineering challenges, evaluate the State-of-the-Art, identify the shortcomings and opportunities for research and promote the interaction with the industry. In particular, scientific topics that are addressed in this volume include railway ballasted track degradation/settlement problems and stabilization/reinforcement technologies, switches and crossings and related derailments causes, train-induced vibrations and mitigation measures, operations, management and performance of ground transportation, and traffic congestion and safety procedures. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.

Electromagnetic Compatibility In Railways

Author: Ade Ogunsola
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642302815
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A railway is a complex distributed engineering system: the construction of a new railway or the modernisation of a existing one requires a deep understanding of the constitutive components and their interaction, inside the system itself and towards the outside world. The former covers the various subsystems (featuring a complex mix of high power sources, sensitive safety critical systems, intentional transmitters, etc.) and their interaction, including the specific functions and their relevance to safety. The latter represents all the additional possible external victims and sources of electromagnetic interaction. EMC thus starts from a comprehension of the emissions and immunity characteristics and the interactions between sources and victims, with a strong relationship to electromagnetics and to system modeling. On the other hand, the said functions are achieved and preserved and their relevance for safety is adequately handled, if the related requirements are well posed and managed throughout the process from the beginning. The link is represented by standards and their correct application, as a support to analysis, testing and demonstration.

Computers In Railways Xvi

Author: G. Passerini
Publisher: WIT Press
ISBN: 1784662852
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Forming the 16th volume from this successful series, this book contains papers from the 16th International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Operation. The included papers are a collection of works from researchers, academics and practitioners involved in railway engineering. There is a continuing need to update the use of advanced systems, promoting their general awareness throughout the management, design, manufacture and operation of railways and other emerging passenger, freight and transit systems. By emphasising the use of computer systems in advanced railway engineering, this book contributes to this goal. These research studies will be of interest to all those involved in the development of railways, including managers, consultants, railway engineers, designers of advanced train control systems and computer specialists.