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,...

Ground Penetrating Radar: Images of Subsurface Characteristics
Ground penetrating radar has not been widely used for subsurface exploration in Civil Engineering. This paper describes the experimental setup used to explore ground penetrating radar...

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...

Simulation Modelling of PRT Systems
Background is provided on a computer model that simulates operation of a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system. A description is given of how the PRT model is constructed of track segments...

American Airlines' TrAAm System Vehicle Modification/Conversion Program
In October of 1992 American Airlines inaugurated a new people mover service among four stations within its two-terminal complex at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (D/FW). Named the `TrAAm,'...

In Search of Better Load Ratings
Typically, engineers must make a number of subjective assumptions regarding loading and response behavior when they develop a load rating for civil structures. As a result, many unknowns...

Vietnam: Worth Looking Into
If it is to enter the world economy, let alone play catch-up with the booming economies of some of its neighbors, Vietnam requires massive numbers of infrastructure projects: roads, bridges,...

Two-Time Winner
After more than a century of service as a major U.S.-Canada rail link, the existing St. Clair River Tunnel between Port Huron, Mich. and Sarnia, Ontario is being replaced by a new tunnel...

Selection of Optimum Route and Number of Stations for the Seoul-Pusan High Speed Rail System
The construction of the 411 km-long Seoul-Pusan high speed rail line began in June 30, 1992. The line connects Seoul and Pusan which are the first and the second largest cities in Korea....

Rail Revival
Rail transit appears to be on the upswing. More than 30 cities are building, extending or seriously considering new rail-transit systems, according to a recent report from the Regional...

Learning Rules for Driving Scenarios for an Urban Rail Corridor with Closely Spaced Stations

Inflatable Structures of Non-Circular Cross Section
This paper discusses six approaches to achieve an inflatable structure of non-circular cross section for use in lunar base development. Other papers have examined potential multiple uses...

New Seoul Metropolitan Airport
The New Seoul Metropolitan Airport (NSMA), to be built on a man-made island near Seoul, Korea, will have access to the city by bridge, rail, and dedicated freeway. When completed, NSMA...

Vibration of a Bridge Under a Random Train of Moving Loads
The vibration of a beam resulting from the passage of moving loads is a problem of great importance in structural dynamics. A consistent model for the description of the loads acting on...

A Fatigue Reliability Model for Railway Bridges
A fatigue reliability model is described for safety evaluation of steel railway bridges. The model is a function of six independent random variables and can accommodate different types...

 

 

 

 

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