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

Best Practice in Wheel Rail Interface Management for Mixed Traffic Railways

Best Practice in Wheel Rail Interface Management for Mixed Traffic Railways
Author: Felix Schmid
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780952999737
ISBN 13: 0952999730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics
Author: Simon Iwnicki
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2006-05-22
ISBN 10: 1420004891
ISBN 13: 9781420004892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics Book Review:

Understanding the dynamics of railway vehicles, and indeed of the entire vehicle-track system, is critical to ensuring safe and economical operation of modern railways. As the challenges of higher speed and higher loads with very high levels of safety require ever more innovative engineering solutions, better understanding of the technical issues a

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics Second Edition

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics  Second Edition
Author: Simon Iwnicki,Maksym Spiryagin,Colin Cole,Tim McSweeney
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 893
Release: 2019-11-14
ISBN 10: 0429890621
ISBN 13: 9780429890628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics Second Edition Book Review:

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics, Second Edition, provides expanded, fully updated coverage of railway vehicle dynamics. With chapters by international experts, this work surveys the main areas of rolling stock and locomotive dynamics. Through mathematical analysis and numerous practical examples, it builds a deep understanding of the wheel-rail interface, suspension and suspension component design, simulation and testing of electrical and mechanical systems, and interaction with the surrounding infrastructure, and noise and vibration. Topics added in the Second Edition include magnetic levitation, rail vehicle aerodynamics, and advances in traction and braking for full trains and individual vehicles.

Computers in Railways XV

Computers in Railways XV
Author: C.A. Brebbia,J.M. Mera,N. Tomii,P. Tzieropoulos
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN 10: 1784661236
ISBN 13: 9781784661236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computers in Railways XV Book Review:

This title incorporates the 15th proceedings of the very successful International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Operation (COMPRAIL) series, which began in Frankfurt 1987 and continued in Rome (1990); Washington (1992); Madrid (1994); Berlin (1996); Lisbon (1998); Bologna (2000); Lemnos (2002); Dresden (2004); Prague (2006); Toledo (2008); Beijing (2010); the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute (2012) and, again in Rome in 2014. The papers presented at this conference aim 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. With the conference attracting a variety of specialists, including railway engineers, designers of advanced train control systems and computer specialists, the book particularly emphasises the use of computer systems in advanced railway engineering. Topics include but are not restricted to: Advanced train control Operations quality; Risk management; Planning and policy; Energy supply and consumption; Communications and signalling; Operational planning; Interface management; Systems integration; Maglev; High speed technology; Interoperability; Passenger flow management; Computer simulations and Driverless and automatic train operation.

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.

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks Vol 2

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks Vol 2
Author: Maksym Spiryagin,Timothy Gordon,Colin Cole,Tim McSweeney
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN 10: 1351057170
ISBN 13: 9781351057172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks Vol 2 Book Review:

The International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks is the leading international gathering of scientists and engineers from academia and industry in the field of ground vehicle dynamics to present and exchange their latest innovations and breakthroughs. Established in Vienna in 1977, the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD) has since held its biennial symposia throughout Europe and in the USA, Canada, Japan, South Africa and China. The main objectives of IAVSD are to promote the development of the science of vehicle dynamics and to encourage engineering applications of this field of science, to inform scientists and engineers on the current state-of-the-art in the field of vehicle dynamics and to broaden contacts among persons and organisations of the various countries engaged in scientific research and development in the field of vehicle dynamics and related areas. IAVSD 2017, the 25th Symposium of the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics was hosted by the Centre for Railway Engineering at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia in August 2017. The symposium focused on the following topics related to road and rail vehicles and trains: dynamics and stability; vibration and comfort; suspension; steering; traction and braking; active safety systems; advanced driver assistance systems; autonomous road and rail vehicles; adhesion and friction; wheel-rail contact; tyre-road interaction; aerodynamics and crosswind; pantograph-catenary dynamics; modelling and simulation; driver-vehicle interaction; field and laboratory testing; vehicle control and mechatronics; performance and optimization; instrumentation and condition monitoring; and environmental considerations. Providing a comprehensive review of the latest innovative developments and practical applications in road and rail vehicle dynamics, the 213 papers now published in these proceedings will contribute greatly to a better understanding of related problems and will serve as a reference for researchers and engineers active in this specialised field. Volume 2 contains 135 papers under the subject heading Rail.

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics Second Edition

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics  Second Edition
Author: Simon Iwnicki,Maksym Spiryagin,Colin Cole,Tim McSweeney
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 895
Release: 2019-11-27
ISBN 10: 9781138602854
ISBN 13: 113860285X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics Second Edition Book Review:

"The Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics, Second Edition, provides expanded, fully updated coverage of railway vehicle dynamics. With chapters by international experts, this work surveys the main areas of rolling stock and locomotive dynamics. Through mathematical analysis and numerous practical examples, it builds a deep understanding of the wheel-rail interface, suspension and suspension component design, simulation and testing of electrical and mechanical systems, and interaction with the surrounding infrastructure, and noise and vibration. Topics added in the Second Edition include magnetic levitation, rail vehicle aerodynamics, and advances in traction and braking for full trains and individual vehicles"--

Digital Interface Handbook

Digital Interface Handbook
Author: John Watkinson,Francis Rumsey
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 1136026096
ISBN 13: 9781136026096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Interface Handbook Book Review:

A digital interface is the technology that allows interconnectivity between multiple pieces of equipment. In other words hardware devices can communicate with each other and accept audio and video material in a variety of forms. The Digital Interface Handbook is a thoroughly detailed manual for those who need to get to grips with digital audio and video systems. Francis Rumsey and John Watkinson bring together their combined experience to shed light on the differences between audio interfaces and show how to make devices 'talk to each' in the digital domain despite their subtle differences. They also include detailed coverage of all the regularly used digital video interfaces. New information included in this third edition: dedicated audio interfaces, audio over computer network interfaces and revised material on practical audio interfacing and synchronisation.

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
Author: Hideyuki Nakashima,Hamid Aghajan,Juan Carlos Augusto
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1294
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 0387938087
ISBN 13: 9780387938080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Book Review:

Our homes anticipate when we want to wake up. Our computers predict what music we want to buy. Our cars adapt to the way we drive. In today’s world, even washing machines, rice cookers and toys have the capability of autonomous decision-making. As we grow accustomed to computing power embedded in our surroundings, it becomes clear that these ‘smart environments’, with a number of devices controlled by a coordinating system capable of ‘ambient intelligence’, will play an ever larger role in our lives. This handbook provides readers with comprehensive, up-to-date coverage in what is a key technological field. . Systematically dealing with each aspect of ambient intelligence and smart environments, the text covers everything, from visual information capture and human/computer interaction to multi-agent systems, network use of sensor data, and building more rationality into artificial systems. The book also details a wide range of applications, examines case studies of recent major projects from around the world, and analyzes both the likely impact of the technology on our lives, and its ethical implications. With a wide variety of separate disciplines all conducting research relevant to this field, this handbook encourages collaboration between disparate researchers by setting out the fundamental concepts from each area that are relevant to ambient intelligence and smart environments, providing a fertile soil in which ground-breaking new work candevelop.

Track Design Handbook for Light Rail Transit

Track Design Handbook for Light Rail Transit
Author: Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C100950892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Track Design Handbook for Light Rail Transit Book Review:

The Handbook provides guidelines and descriptions for the design of various types of light rail transit track. The track structure types covered include ballasted, direct fixation ("ballastless"), and embedded track. The components of the various track types are discussed in detail. The guidelines consider the characteristics and interfaces of vehicle wheels and rail, track and wheel gauges, rail sections, alignments, speeds, and track moduli.

Railway Noise and Vibration

Railway Noise and Vibration
Author: David Thompson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2008-12-11
ISBN 10: 9780080914435
ISBN 13: 0080914438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Track Design Handbook for Light Rail Transit

Track Design Handbook for Light Rail Transit
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Transportation Research Board
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0309258243
ISBN 13: 9780309258241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Track Design Handbook for Light Rail Transit Book Review:

TCRP report 155 provides guidelines and descriptions for the design of various common types of light rail transit (LRT) track. The track structure types include ballasted track, direct fixation ("ballastless") track, and embedded track. The report considers the characteristics and interfaces of vehicle wheels and rail, tracks and wheel gauges, rail sections, alignments, speeds, and track moduli. The report includes chapters on vehicles, alignment, track structures, track components, special track work, aerial structures/bridges, corrosion control, noise and vibration, signals, traction power, and the integration of LRT track into urban streets.

Handbook of Urban Rail Noise and Vibration Control

Handbook of Urban Rail Noise and Vibration Control
Author: H. J. Saurenman
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 794
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556029164910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Multibody systems handbook

Multibody systems handbook
Author: Werner O. Schiehlen
Publsiher: Springer Verlag
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015018292147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Physical Metallurgy Handbook

Physical Metallurgy Handbook
Author: Anil Kumar Sinha
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 1100
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056439691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Metallurgy Handbook Book Review:

The most comprehensive single-source guide to the production of metals andminerals ever published. Despite the advent of "high-tech" materials such as polymers, advanced ceramics, and graphite and boron fibre, the age of metals is far from over. The development of new alloys continues to be driven by the need for better, cheaper, more versatile engineering materials. Physical Metallurgy Handbook is directed toward understanding metallic materials and their properties. The handbook looks at the mechanisms associated with basic phenomena in metals and alloys as well as the various manufacturing processes that are employed when working with these materials.

Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control

Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control
Author: Ronald H. Warring
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 893
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4199788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Transportation Engineering

Handbook of Transportation Engineering
Author: Myer Kutz
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2003-12-08
ISBN 10: 0071500952
ISBN 13: 9780071500951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Transportation Engineering Book Review:

This is a comprehensive, problem-solving engineering guide on the strategic planning, development, and maintenance of public and private transportation systems. Covering all modes of transportation on land, air, and water, the Handbook shows how to solve specific problems, such as facility improvement, cost reduction, or operations optimization at local, regional, national, and international levels. * Extensive sections on road construction and maintenance, bridge construction and repair, and mass transit systems * Examines airline traffic control systems, airline schedule planning, and airline ground operation * Covers marine, rail, and freight transportation

Marks Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers 12th Edition

Marks  Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers  12th Edition
Author: Ali M. Sadegh,William M. Worek
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 1509
Release: 2017-11-10
ISBN 10: 1259588513
ISBN 13: 9781259588518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marks Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers 12th Edition Book Review:

The 100th Anniversary Edition of the “Bible” for Mechanical Engineers—Fully Revised to Focus on the Core Subjects Critical to the Discipline This 100th Anniversary Edition has been extensively updated to deliver current, authoritative coverage of the topics most critical to today’s Mechanical Engineer. Featuring contributions from more than 160 global experts, Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Twelfth Edition, offers instant access to a wealth of practical information on every essential aspect of mechanical engineering. It provides clear, concise answers to thousands of mechanical engineering questions. You get, accurate data and calculations along with clear explanations of current principles, important codes, standards, and practices. All-new sections cover micro- and nano-engineering, robotic vision, alternative energy production, biological materials, biomechanics, composite materials, engineering ethics, and much more. Coverage includes: • Mechanics of solids and fluids • Heat • Strength of materials • Materials of engineering • Fuels and furnaces • Machine elements • Power generation • Transportation • Fans, pumps, and compressors • Instruments and controls • Refrigeration, cryogenics, and optics • Applied mechanics • Engineering ethics