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Railway Transportation Systems Design, Construction and Operation




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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Editore:

CRC Press

Pubblicazione: 01/2019
Edizione: 1° edizione





Note Editore

Incorporates More Than 25 Years of Research and Experience Railway 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-urban systems through to suburban, regional and urban ones. Moreover, it thoroughly covers freight railway systems transporting conventional loads, heavy loads and dangerous goods. For each system it provides a definition, a brief overview of its evolution and examples of good practice, the main design, construction and operational characteristics, the preconditions for its selection, and the steps required to check the feasibility of its implementation. Developed for Engineers, Designers, and Operators of Railway Systems The book also provides a general overview of issues related to safety, interface with the environment, cutting-edge technologies, and finally the techniques that govern the stability and guidance of railway vehicles on track. Contains information on the three main constituents of all railway systems: railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway operations Provides a methodology for testing the applicability of the implementation of railway systems Offers an overview of issues related to the safety of railway systems in general Describes their interfaces with the environment, the cutting-edge technologies that are already in place as well as those that are under research, and the techniques that govern the stability and guidance of railway vehicles on track Railway Transportation Systems: Design, Construction and Operation suits students, and also those in the industry ? engineers, consultants, manufacturers, transport company executives ? who need some breadth of knowledge to guide them over the course of their careers.




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The Railway as a Transport SystemDefinitionConstituentsThe Railway System TechniqueClassification of Railway SystemsThe Capabilities of the Railway SystemHistorical Overview of the Railway, and Future PerspectivesReferencesLoads on TrackClassification of LoadsVertical Loads on TrackTransversal Loads on TrackLongitudinal ForcesReferencesBehavior of Rolling Stock on TrackBehavior of a Single Railway WheelsetBehavior of a Whole VehicleDerailment of Railway VehiclesReferencesTramwayDefinition and Description of the SystemClassification of Tramway SystemsConstructional and Operational Characteristics of the SystemIntegration of Tramway Corridors across the Road ArteriesIntegration of StopsTramway Depot FacilitiesRequirements for Implementing the SystemApplicability Verification of Alternative AlignmentsHistorical Overview and Present SituationReferencesMetroDefinition and Description of the SystemClassification of Metro SystemsConstructional and Operational Characteristics of a Metro SystemMetro StationsDepot FacilitiesRequirements for Implementing the SystemHistorical Overview and Present SituationReferencesMonorailDefinition and Description of the SystemClassification of the Monorails and Techniques of the SystemConstructional and Operational Characteristics of the SystemAdvantages and Disadvantages of Monorail SystemsRequirements for Implementing the SystemHistorical Overview and Present SituationReferencesAutomatic Passenger Transport Railway Systems of Low and Medium Transport CapacityDefinitionCable-Propelled Railway SystemsSelf-Propelled Electric SystemsReferencesSuburban RailwayDefinition and Classification of Suburban Railway SystemsConstructional and Operational Characteristics of the SystemAdvantages and Disadvantages of the Suburban RailwayRequirements for Implementing the SystemApplicability Verification of the SystemReferencesRack RailwayDefinition and Description of the SystemClassification of Rack Railway SystemsEvolution of the System and Application ExamplesConstructional and Operational Features of Rack Railway SystemsAdvantages and Disadvantages of Rack Railway SystemsRequirements for Implementing the SystemReferencesCable Railway Systems for Steep GradientsDefinition and Description of the SystemThe FunicularThe Inclined ElevatorAdvantages and Disadvantages of Cable Railway Systems for Steep GradientsRequirements for Implementing the SystemReferencesOrganisation and Management of Passenger Interurban Railway TransportServices and Basic Design PrinciplesService Level of Interurban Passenger Railway Transport: Quality ParametersScheduling of Passenger Train ServicesSelection and Purchase of Rolling StockReferencesHigh-Speed TrainsDistinction between High Speeds and Conventional SpeedsHigh-Speed Train IssuesSpecifications and Technical Solutions for the Achievement of High SpeedsHistorical Review and Current Situation of High-Speed Networks and TrainsInteroperability IssuesReferencesTilting TrainsDefinition and Function Principle of Tilting TechnologyTilting Techniques and SystemsMain Constructional and Operational Characteristics of Tilting TrainsRequirements for Implementing the SystemHistoric Overview and Present SituationReferencesMetric Track Gauge Interurban Railway NetworksDefinition and Description of the SystemGeneral Overview of Metric Gauge Interurban Railway NetworksMain Constructional Characteristics of Interurban Metric Track Gauge LinesAdvantages and Disadvantages of Interurban Metric Gauge LinesRequirements for Implementing the SystemReferencesOrganisation and Management of Freight Railway TransportServices and Cargo MovementService Level of Freight Railway Transport: Quality ParametersScheduling of Freight Train ServicesCombined TransportMass TransportTransportation of Dangerous GoodsReferencesHeavy Haul Rail TransportDefinition and General Description of the SystemThe International Market in Heavy Haul Rail TransportDifferences between Conventional and Heavy Haul Freight Railway NetworksImpacts of Heavy Haul Rail Operations and Main Design PrinciplesEconomic Efficiency of Heavy Haul Rail TransportReferencesImpact of Traffic Composition on the Economic Profitability of a Railway SystemTraffic Composition and Classification of Railway Networks/CorridorsEconomic Profitability and Classification of Railway Networks/CorridorsThe Problem of Mixed Traffic OperationInvestigation of the Impact of Traffic Composition on the Economic Profitability of a Railway SystemReferencesRailway SafetyTypes of Railway Incidents and Definition of Railway SafetySignificance of Safety in Railway Systems and Differences in Road SafetyClassification of Railway IncidentsCauses of Railway IncidentsSafety in Civil Engineering StructuresSafety at Railway StationsSafety on the ‘Open’ TrackSafety at RLCsCorrelation between the Cost of Interventions and the Safety Level ImprovementReferencesRailway and the Natural EnvironmentNatural Environment of the RailwayEnergy ConsumptionAir PollutionSoil and Water PollutionVisual AnnoyanceIntegration of the Track into the LandscapeEcosystem DisturbanceDisturbance of Local Resident Activities: Access Restriction and Disruption of Urban SpaceAcoustic AnnoyanceGround-Borne Noise and VibrationsImpacts on Land UseComparative Assessment of the Impacts of Various Means of Transport to the Natural EnvironmentReferencesCutting-Edge Technologies in RailwaysDefinition and Classification of Cutting-Edge TechnologiesSmart WindowsCarbon and Glass FibresLaser Railhead Cleaner SystemCatenary-Free Power Supply of Tramway SystemsReferences




Autore

Christos N. Pyrgidis is a professor in railway engineering for the civil engineering department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. He earned a diploma in civil engineering (AUTh, 1981). In addition, he specialized for five years at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) Paris, France, in transportation infrastructure (1984–1985: CES ‘Infrastructure et Transports’); transport economics (1985–1986: DEA ‘transport’) and railway engineering (1986–1989: PhD in ‘transport’). From 2004 to 2007 he was the Greek representative to the Administrative Board of the European Railway Agency (ERA). Pyrgidis is a member of the ERRAC Academia Permanent Advisory Group and member of the Scientific Committee of SHIFT2RAIL Joint Undertaking (S2R JU). He has published more than 100 articles in scientific journals and international congresses. He is the author of another book, which is entitled Railway Transportation Systems: Infrastructure, Rolling Stock, Exploitation (in Greek).







Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9780367027971

Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 10 x 7 in Ø 2.08 lb
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:272 b/w images and 138 tables
Pagine Arabe: 475
Pagine Romane: xxxvi






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