Aerodynamic Resistance of Trains Running Through a Tunnel
In what follows, some previously published results and formulae have been combined in order to obtain an applicable tool for evaluating the energy consumption of trains in tunnel as a...

The Use of Multibody Software in the Wheel/Rail Contact as Applied to Very High Speed Tests
How strange may it be, the behaviour of railway vehicles depend on contact forces developing between wheels and rails inside patches of no more than 1 cm2....

Implementation and Maintenance of a TGV Line
Because of the success of the TGV in France since the opening date in 1981, SNCF plans to implement 2800 miles of new line in the next 20 years. A new line project poses two management...

Planning a Nationwide High Speed Rail Freight and Passenger Network
Planning for high speed rail networks is better done at the national level when considering widespread public benefits of these networks, and is essential when dealing with institutional...

The French Master Plan for High-Speed Rail Services
Some 4,700 km (2,919 mi) of new line designed to operate at speeds of 350 to 400 kph (217 to 248 mph), associated with a network totaling some 11,000 km (6,832 mi) of existing lines upgraded...

The Technology of X2000—ABB's High Speed Tilting Train
The X2000 High Speed Tilting Train was developed by Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) in cooperation with the Swedish State Railways (SJ). The purpose of the project was to reduce trip times on...

The TGV Rolling Stock—Its Evolution and Capabilities
The TGV has achieved a revolution in passenger rail service in France and in Europe. The subject of this paper is the TGV rolling stock, the distribution between three generations, the...

Digital Mapping for Road Navigation in Japan
In Japan, more than 300,000 vehicles are presently equipped with car navigation systems. Development of these systems had been greatly aided by the completion of a standardized digital...

Pier Scour Equations Used in China
This report describes the equations used in the People's Republic of China for estimating scour depth at bridge structures. The equations were worked out from model and field data at the...

Ballast Water Treatment Effluent Dispersion Studies
Treated tanker ballast water is discharged form Alyeska Pipeline Service Company's ballast water treatment facility through a multiport diffuser into Port Valdez, Alaska. The discharge...

Shale Scour at BNRR Yellowstone River Bridge, MT
Both the Burlington Northern Railroad and Montana Department of Transportation bridges across the Yellowstone river just south of Laurel, Montana, are founded on spread footings placed...

Pipelines Crossing Highways and Railroads by Tunneling
When new pipeline construction requires the crossing of highways and railroads, a pipeline is generally installed in pipe or tunnel linear plate encasement which has been installed by...

The Design and Development of A Road/Rail Power Unit
The road/rail power unit was designed and developed by Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation to provide low cost motive power on low-density disconnected rail lines. The power unit...

Bridge Management System Implemented in Thailand
The latest ten years' economic growth in Thailand and the associated increase in roadway and railway traffic has exposed the existing bridge structures as bottlenecks of these transportation...

A GIS-Based Rail Infrastructure Management System
Computer-based models and analytical techniques are powerful components of infrastructure management systems. However, the availability of data sets significantly affects the usefulness...

High-Speed Railways and Development in Japan
There is a need to develop an environmentally friendly railway in response to society's needs, implement high-speed operations on existing tracks, and develop a high-quality, high-speed...

SNCF High-Speed Trains: 15 Years of Design, 13 TGV Generations
Less than ten years after the first high-speed revenue service, SNCF has just placed an order for a third generation of TGV rolling stock: the double-deck TGV. Between two generations,...

Intermodal Transit Station Computer Simulation Model
The specifications and features of an Intermodal Transit Station simulation model are discussed, including train schedule data base preparation, ticketing and baggage claim processing,...

Expansion of the Newark International Airport Monorail
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA) has planned, designed, and begun constructing an APM system at the Newark International Airport (EWR). This system, called the Monorail,...

Honolulu International Airport (HIA) APM
The Hawaii Department of Transportation, in planning to meet passenger demands over the next 20 years, is providing for expanded terminal buildings. The expanse of the airport requires...

 

 

 

 

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