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Locomotives and Rail Road Transportation

Technology, Challenges and Prospects

Editors: Agarwal, A.K., Dhar, A., Gautam, A., Pandey, A. (Eds.)

  • Provides insights in to locomotive technologies
  • Discusses various fuel options and technologies for future railway traction
  • Covers various technologies to make the railway traction greener and cleaner
  • Illustrates the journey of locomotive diesel traction in India
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About this book

This book is intended to serve as a compendium on the state-of-the-art research in the field of locomotives and rail road transport. The book includes chapters on different aspects of the subject from renowned international experts in the field. The book looks closely at diesel engine locomotives and examines performance, emissions, and environmental impact. The core topics have been categorised into four groups: general topics, efficiency improvement and noise reduction, alternate fuels for locomotive traction, and locomotive emission reduction and measurement. The book offers an excellent, cutting-edge resource for researchers working in this area.  The book will also be of use to professionals and policymakers interested in locomotive engine technologies and emission standards.

About the authors

Prof. Avinash Kumar Agarwal: Prof. Avinash Kumar Agarwal joined IIT Kanpur in 2001. Prof. Agarwal was at ERC, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA as a Post-Doctoral Fellow (1999 – 2001). His areas of interest are IC engines, combustion, alternative fuels, hydrogen, conventional fuels, lubricating oil tribology, optical diagnostics, laser ignition, HCCI, emission and particulate control, and large bore engines. Prof. Agarwal has published more than 200 peer reviewed international journal and conference papers. He is associate editor of ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, and International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing. He has edited “Handbook of Combustion” (5 Volumes; 3168 pages), published by Wiley VCH, Germany. Prof. Agarwal is a Fellow of SAE (2012), Fellow of ASME (2013) and a Fellow of INAE (2015). Prof. Agarwal is the recipient of Prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize-2016 in Engineering Sciences. 

Dr. Atul Dhar: Dr. Atul Dhar is Assistant Professor at IIT Mandi since 2013. He received his M. Tech. and PhD degrees from Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur in 2006 and 2013, respectively. Dr. Dhar graduated from HBTI, Kanpur in 2004. He was awarded the Erasmus Mundus fellowship of European Union for pursuing postdoctoral research at Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France in 2013. He is recipient of young scientist award from ISEES in 2015. His areas of interest include reciprocating IC engines, emission control, alternative fuels and lubricating oil tribology. He has co-authored more than 30 international peer reviewed journal papers. 

Dr. Anirudh Gautam: Dr. Anirudh Gautam works with the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers. He holds degrees in Mechanical and Electrical engineering from SCRA scheme of Jamalpur, a Master’s in Quality Management from BITS Pilani, and a Masters in Engineering in Engine Design from University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has served in various roles in the Indian Railways. He later worked at Diesel Locomotive Works including engine manufacturing, engine design and transfer of technology. He built India's first 4000 hp diesel locomotive indigenously under ToT with EMD, General Motors, USA, for which he was awarded a national award by the Railway Minister. He has successfully completed various R&D projects at Engine Development Directorate, RDSO. He completed his PhD from IIT Kanpur in 2013. He has two patents, 10 technical papers and 50 technical reports to his credit. He is presently on deputation to RITES as Group General Manager Rolling Stock Design. 

Professor Ashok Pandey: Professor Ashok Pandey is Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali.  His major research interests are in the areas of microbial, enzyme and bioprocess technology. He has to his credit over 1150 publications/communications, including 16 patents, 50+ books, 140 book chapters, 423 original and review papers, an h index of 78 and ~ 25,000 Goggle Scholar citations. Professor Pandey is the recipient of several fellowships such as the Fellowships of Royal Society of Biology (UK), Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Germany; ISEES; National Academy of Science (India); BRSI; and awards such as Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA; UNESCO Professor; Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR; and GBF, Germany. Prof Pandey is Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology, Honorary Executive Advisor of Journal of Water Sustainability and Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Subject editor of Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (India) and serves on the editorial board of several other journals.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Locomotives and Rail Road Transportation

    Agarwal, Avinash Kumar (et al.)

    Pages 3-7

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  • Diesel Locomotives of Indian Railways: A Technical History

    Dutta, Joydeep (et al.)

    Pages 9-23

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  • Exhaust Heat Recovery Options for Diesel Locomotives

    Tripathi, Gaurav (et al.)

    Pages 27-40

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  • Diesel Locomotive Noise Sources, Reduction Strategies, Methods and Standards

    Tiwari, Nachiketa

    Pages 41-69

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  • Biodiesel as an Alternate Fuel for Diesel Traction on Indian Railways

    Gautam, Anirudh (et al.)

    Pages 73-112

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eBook 101,14 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-3788-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-3787-0
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Softcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-9965-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Locomotives and Rail Road Transportation
Book Subtitle
Technology, Challenges and Prospects
Editors
  • Avinash K Agarwal
  • Atul Dhar
  • Anirudh Gautam
  • Ashok Pandey
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3788-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3788-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3787-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9965-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 245
Number of Illustrations
129 b/w illustrations
Topics