Fatigue in Railway Infrastructure

Fatigue in Railway Infrastructure
Author: Mark Robinson,Ajay Kapoor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-08-20
ISBN 10: 1845697022
ISBN 13: 9781845697020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fatigue in Railway Infrastructure Book Review:

Fatigue is a major issue affecting safety and quality of service in the railway industry. This book reviews key aspects of this important subject. It begins by providing an overview of the subject, discussing fatigue at the wheel-rail interface and in other aspects of infrastructure. It then considers fatigue in railway and tramway track, looking at causes of potential failure in such areas as rails and fixings as well as sleepers. It also reviews failure points in structures such as embankments and cuttings. The book analyses fatigue in railway bridges, looking in particular at masonry arch bridges as well as metal and concrete bridges. Two final chapters review safety and reliability issues affecting escalators and lifts. Fatigue in railway infrastructure is a helpful reference for those in the railway industry responsible for infrastructure maintenance as well as those researching this important subject. Provides a concise review of fatigue in the railway infrastructure Examines the causes of potential failure in rails, fixings and sleepers Analyses fatigue in railway bridges including masonry arch, metal and concrete structures

People and Rail Systems

People and Rail Systems
Author: John R. Wilson,Beverley Norris,Ann Mills
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 1351912283
ISBN 13: 9781351912280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People and Rail Systems Book Review:

Following on from 2005's Rail Human Factors: Supporting the Integrated Railway, this book brings together an even broader range of academics and practitioners from around the world to share their expertise and experience on rail human factors. The content is both comprehensive and cutting-edge, featuring more than 55 chapters addressing the following topics: ¢ Passengers and public ¢ Driver performance and workload ¢ Driving and cognition ¢ Train cab and interfaces: simulation and design ¢ Routes, signage, signals and drivability ¢ Signalling and control of the railway ¢ Planning for the railway ¢ Engineering work and maintenance ¢ Level crossings ¢ Accidents and safety ¢ Human error and human reliability ¢ SPADs: signals passed at danger ¢ Human factors integration and standards ¢ Impairments to performance ¢ Staff competencies and training. People and Rail Systems: Human Factors at the Heart of the Railway will be invaluable for all those concerned with making railways safer, more reliable, of higher quality and more efficient. It will be essential reading for policy-makers, researchers and industry around the world.

Life Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Life Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems
Author: Alfred Strauss,Dan Frangopol,Konrad Bergmeister
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN 10: 020310336X
ISBN 13: 9780203103364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems Book Review:

Life-Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems contains the lectures and papers presented at the Third International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2012) held in one of Vienna‘s most famous venues, the Hofburg Palace, October 3rd-6th, 2012. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts (516 pp) and a DVD-ROM

Atti del Workshop IGF Rolling contact fatigue applications and developments

Atti del Workshop IGF   Rolling contact fatigue  applications and developments
Author: Stefano Beretta,Federico Cheli,Giorgio Donzella
Publsiher: Gruppo Italiano Frattura
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN 10: 8895940458
ISBN 13: 9788895940458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wheel Rail Interface Handbook

Wheel Rail Interface Handbook
Author: R. Lewis,U Olofsson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2009-09-25
ISBN 10: 1845696786
ISBN 13: 9781845696788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wheel Rail Interface Handbook Book Review:

Many of the engineering problems of particular importance to railways arise at interfaces and the safety-critical role of the wheel/rail interface is widely acknowledged. Better understanding of wheel/rail interfaces is therefore critical to improving the capacity, reliability and safety of the railway system. Wheel-rail interface handbook is a one-stop reference for railway engineering practitioners and academic researchers. Part one provides the fundamentals of contact mechanics, wear, fatigue and lubrication as well as state-of-the-art research and emerging technologies related to the wheel/rail interface and its management. Part two offers an overview of industrial practice from several different regions of the world, thereby providing an invaluable international perspective with practitioners’ experience of managing the wheel/rail interface in a variety of environments and circumstances. This comprehensive volume will enable practising railway engineers, in whatever discipline of railway engineering – infrastructure, vehicle design and safety, and so on – to enhance their understanding of wheel/rail issues, which have a major influence on the running of a reliable, efficient and safe railway. One-stop reference on the important topic of wheel rail-interfaces Presents the fundamentals of contact mechanics, wear, fatigue and lubrication Examines state-of-the-art research and emerging technologies related to wheel-rail interface and its management

Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics X

Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics X
Author: Z. Tonkovic,Ferri M.H.Aliabadi
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 865
Release: 2011-09-21
ISBN 10: 303813676X
ISBN 13: 9783038136767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics X Book Review:

Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). This collection of peer-reviewed papers covers a wide range of topics: Fracture Mechanics, Failure analysis, corrosion, Creep, Non-linear problems, Dynamic Fracture, Residual Stress, Environmental effects, Crack Propagation, Repair Techniques, Composites, Ceramics, Polymers, Metallic and concrete materials, Probabilistic Aspects, Risk Analysis, Damage Tolerance, Fracture Control, Computer Modelling Methods (Finite Elements, Boundary Elements and Meshless), Microstructural and Multiscale Aspects. The work thus offers a timely survey of these subjects.

Fatigue in the Rail Industry

Fatigue in the Rail Industry
Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000061505377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Engineering Geology for Society and Territory Volume 6

Engineering Geology for Society and Territory   Volume 6
Author: Giorgio Lollino,Daniele Giordan,Kurosch Thuro,Carlos Carranza-Torres,Faquan Wu,Paul Marinos,Carlos Delgado
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1082
Release: 2014-08-30
ISBN 10: 3319090607
ISBN 13: 9783319090603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Geology for Society and Territory Volume 6 Book Review:

This book is one out of 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes, and deals with the theme of applied geology, which is a critical theme for the global economy. In the international, multidisciplinary approach to major engineering projects (either to macro- or mega-scale), the application of geological investigation techniques is fundamental for properly selecting the location sites, planning the construction and maintaining the infrastructures. The contributions in this book include not only engineering constructions but also case studies related to large projects on geo-resources exploration and extraction (minerals, petroleum and groundwater), energy production (hydropower, geothermal, nuclear and others), transportation (railway and highway) and waste disposal as well as the environmental management of these and other activities. The Engineering Geology for Society and Territory volumes of the IAEG XII Congress held in Torino from September 15-19, 2014, analyze the dynamic role of engineering geology in our changing world and build on the four main themes of the congress: Environment, processes, issues, and approaches. The congress topics and subject areas of the 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes are: 1. Climate Change and Engineering Geology 2. Landslide Processes 3. River Basins, Reservoir Sedimentation and Water Resources 4. Marine and Coastal Processes 5. Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation 6. Applied Geology for Major Engineering Projects 7. Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology 8. Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

The Structural Engineer

The Structural Engineer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015065069307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Quantitative Monitoring of Brittle Fatigue Crack Growth in Railway Steel Using Acoustic Emission

Quantitative Monitoring of Brittle Fatigue Crack Growth in Railway Steel Using Acoustic Emission
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1051945181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantitative Monitoring of Brittle Fatigue Crack Growth in Railway Steel Using Acoustic Emission Book Review:

Structural degradation of rails will unavoidably take place with time due to cyclic bending stresses, rolling contact fatigue, impact and environmental degradation. Rail infrastructure managers employ a variety of techniques and equipment to inspect rails. Still tens of rail failures are detected every year on all major rail networks. Inspection of the rail network is normally carried out at night time, when normal traffic has ceased. As the implementation of the 24-h railway moves forward to address the increasing demand for rail transport, conventional inspection processes will become more difficult to implement. Therefore, there is an obvious need to gradually replace outdated inspection methodologies with more efficient remote condition monitoring technology. The remote condition monitoring techniques employed should be able to detect and evaluate defects without causing any reduction in the optimum rail infrastructure availability. Acoustic emission is a passive remote condition monitoring technique which can be employed for the quantitative evaluation of the structural integrity of rails. Acoustic emission sensors can be easily installed on rails in order to monitor the structural degradation rate in real time. Therefore, apart from detecting defects, acoustic emission can be realistically applied to quantify damage. In this study, the authors investigated the performance of acoustic emission in detecting and quantifying damage in rail steel samples subjected to cyclic fatigue loads during experiments carried out under laboratory conditions. Herewith, the key results obtained are presented together with a detailed discussion of the approach employed in filtering noise sources during data acquisition and subsequent signal processing.

Transportation Research Record

Transportation Research Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015048117306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Railway Track and Its Long Term Behaviour

The Railway Track and Its Long Term Behaviour
Author: Konstantinos Tzanakakis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2013-01-26
ISBN 10: 3642360513
ISBN 13: 9783642360510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Railway Track and Its Long Term Behaviour Book Review:

A proper quality of a track and other infrastructure objects represents a basic requirement for train safety and punctuality. Most of the physical systems and their components deteriorate over time. This affects performance and may lead to failures. Albert Einstein said, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” Only if we understand how the whole system works, taking into account its imperfections and how they influence its quality and performance will we be able to learn the rules of the game and “play better.” The book provides the readers with the necessary functional knowledge of track behaviour and comprehensively covers the function of the various track components, their interaction as elements of the track system, as well as the interaction of the track with railway vehicles. By presenting important tools for a deep understanding of track-behaviour this book aims to be a reference guide for infrastructure managers and to help them to find ways improving track quality for optimum long-term behaviour.

Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridges

Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridges
Author: John F. Unsworth
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1420082183
ISBN 13: 9781420082180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridges Book Review:

Perhaps the first book on this topic in more than 50 years, Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridges focuses not only on new steel superstructures but also outlines principles and methods that are useful for the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing steel railway bridges. It complements the recommended practices of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association (AREMA), in particular Chapter 15-Steel Structures in AREMA’s Manual for Railway Engineering (MRE). The book has been carefully designed to remain valid through many editions of the MRE. After covering the basics, the author examines the methods for analysis and design of modern steel railway bridges. He details the history of steel railway bridges in the development of transportation systems, discusses modern materials, and presents an extensive treatment of railway bridge loads and moving load analysis. He then outlines the design of steel structural members and connections in accordance with AREMA recommended practice, demonstrating the concepts with worked examples. Topics include: A history of iron and steel railway bridges Engineering properties of structural steel typically used in modern steel railway bridge design and fabrication Planning and preliminary design Loads and forces on railway superstructures Criteria for the maximum effects from moving loads and their use in developing design live loads Design of axial and flexural members Combinations of forces on steel railway superstructures Copiously illustrated with more than 300 figures and charts, the book presents a clear picture of the importance of railway bridges in the national transportation system. A practical reference and learning tool, it provides a fundamental understanding of AREMA recommended practice that enables more effective design.

Rail International

Rail International
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015058758213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wheel Rail Interface Handbook

Wheel Rail Interface Handbook
Author: R. Lewis,U Olofsson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2009-09-25
ISBN 10: 1845696786
ISBN 13: 9781845696788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wheel Rail Interface Handbook Book Review:

Many of the engineering problems of particular importance to railways arise at interfaces and the safety-critical role of the wheel/rail interface is widely acknowledged. Better understanding of wheel/rail interfaces is therefore critical to improving the capacity, reliability and safety of the railway system. Wheel-rail interface handbook is a one-stop reference for railway engineering practitioners and academic researchers. Part one provides the fundamentals of contact mechanics, wear, fatigue and lubrication as well as state-of-the-art research and emerging technologies related to the wheel/rail interface and its management. Part two offers an overview of industrial practice from several different regions of the world, thereby providing an invaluable international perspective with practitioners’ experience of managing the wheel/rail interface in a variety of environments and circumstances. This comprehensive volume will enable practising railway engineers, in whatever discipline of railway engineering – infrastructure, vehicle design and safety, and so on – to enhance their understanding of wheel/rail issues, which have a major influence on the running of a reliable, efficient and safe railway. One-stop reference on the important topic of wheel rail-interfaces Presents the fundamentals of contact mechanics, wear, fatigue and lubrication Examines state-of-the-art research and emerging technologies related to wheel-rail interface and its management

Design and Simulation of Rail Vehicles

Design and Simulation of Rail Vehicles
Author: Maksym Spiryagin,Colin Cole,Yan Quan Sun,Mitchell McClanachan,Valentyn Spiryagin,Tim McSweeney
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN 10: 1466575662
ISBN 13: 9781466575660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Simulation of Rail Vehicles Book Review:

Keep Up with Advancements in the Field of Rail Vehicle Design A thorough understanding of the issues that affect dynamic performance, as well as more inventive methods for controlling rail vehicle dynamics, is needed to meet the demands for safer rail vehicles with higher speed and loads. Design and Simulation of Rail Vehicles examines the field of rail vehicle design, maintenance, and modification, as well as performance issues related to these types of vehicles. This text analyzes rail vehicle design issues and dynamic responses, describes the design and features of rail vehicles, and introduces methods that address the operational conditions of this complex system. Progresses from Basic Concepts and Terminology to Detailed Explanations and Techniques Focused on both non-powered and powered rail vehicles—freight and passenger rolling stock, locomotives, and self-powered vehicles used for public transport—this book introduces the problems involved in designing and modeling all types of rail vehicles. It explores the applications of vehicle dynamics, train operations, and track infrastructure maintenance. It introduces the fundamentals of locomotive design, multibody dynamics, and longitudinal train dynamics, and discusses co-simulation techniques. It also highlights recent advances in rail vehicle design, and contains applicable standards and acceptance tests from around the world. • Includes multidisciplinary simulation approaches • Contains an understanding of rail vehicle design and simulation techniques • Establishes the connection between theory and many simulation examples • Presents simple to advanced rail vehicle design and simulation methodologies Design and Simulation of Rail Vehicles serves as an introductory text for graduate or senior undergraduate students, and as a reference for practicing engineers and researchers investigating performance issues related to these types of vehicles.

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure Systems
Author: Vistasp M. Karbhari,F Ansari
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2009-09-08
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822037481165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure Systems Book Review:

Structural health monitoring is an extremely important methodology in evaluating the 'health' of a structure by assessing the level of deterioration and remaining service life of civil infrastructure systems. This book reviews key developments in research, technologies and applications in this area of civil engineering. It discusses ways of obtaining and analysing data, sensor technologies and methods of sensing changes in structural performance characteristics. It also discusses data transmission and the application of both individual technologies and entire systems to bridges and buildings. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure systems is a valuable reference for students in civil and structural engineering programs as well as those studying sensors, data analysis and transmission at universities. It will also be an important source for practicing civil engineers and designers, engineers and researchers developing sensors, network systems and methods of data transmission and analysis, policy makers, inspectors and those responsible for the safety and service life of civil infrastructure. Reviews key developments in research, technologies and applications Discusses systems used to obtain and analyse data and sensor technologies Assesses methods of sensing changes in structural performance

Track Access Charges in Freight Transport

Track Access Charges in Freight Transport
Author: Justina Hudenko
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2019-06-10
ISBN 10: 1527535746
ISBN 13: 9781527535749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Track Access Charges in Freight Transport Book Review:

Given that there are still many unclear concepts, mutual contradictions and imperfections in methodologies used in the field of track access charging, this book acts as a communication tool for researchers, and discusses these charges with regard to rail freight competitiveness. It addresses four main topics: namely, the technical features of freight transportation and the costs incurred; the impact of incoherence and volatility of freight traffic volume; the market response to the track access charge level; and the influence of transport policy and state subsidies. The text will appeal to infrastructure managers around the world, especially those in networks where there is an intention either to facilitate the shift of freight to railways or to develop rail freight corridors. It illustrates that there are significant differences in the causation of costs on passenger and freight railways, and raises important questions that must be considered when communicating with consumers and the state.

Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology

Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology
Author: George E. Totten
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1224
Release: 2006-04-06
ISBN 10: 1420003844
ISBN 13: 9781420003840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology Book Review:

When it was first published some two decades ago, the original Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology stood on technology's cutting-edge as the first comprehensive reference to assist the emerging science of tribology lubrication. Later, followed by Volume II, Theory and Design and Volume III, Monitoring, Materials, Synthetic Lubricants, and Ap

The Signalman s Journal

The Signalman s Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924112284587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Signalman s Journal Book Review: