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Studies in Systems, Decision and Control

Rail Transport—Systems Approach

Editors: Sladkowski, Aleksander (Ed.)

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  • Demonstrates how the systems approach is employed by scientists in various countries to solve specific problems concerning railway transport 
  • Provides a systematic analysis of individual means of providing and maintaining rail transport 
  • Discusses infrastructure and management development, with particular attention to security issues
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This book shows how the systems approach is employed by scientists in various countries to solve specific problems concerning railway transport. In particular, the book describes the experiences of scientists from Romania, Germany, the Czech Republic, the UK, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland. For many of these countries there is a problem with the historical differences between the railways. In particular, there are railways with different rail gauges, with different signaling and communication systems, with different energy supplies and, finally, with different political systems, which are reflected in the different approaches to the management of railway economies. The book’s content is divided into two main parts, the first of which provides a systematic analysis of individual means of providing and maintaining rail transport. In turn, the second part addresses infrastructure and management development, with particular attention to security issues. Though primarily written for professionals involved in various problems concerning railway transport, the book will also benefit manufacturers, railway technical staff, managers, and students with transport specialties, as well as a wide range of readers interested in learning more about the current state of transport in different countries.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Effects of Braking Characteristics on the Longitudinal Dynamics of Short Passenger Trains

    Pages 3-33

    Cruceanu, Cătălin (et al.)

  • The Behavior of the Traction Power Supply System of AC 25 kV 50 Hz During Operation

    Pages 35-65

    Doleček, Radovan (et al.)

  • Systems Approach to the Analysis of Electromechanical Processes in the Asynchronous Traction Drive of an Electric Locomotive

    Pages 67-134

    Kolpakhchyan, Pavel (et al.)

  • The Aspects of Modernization of Diesel-Electric Locomotives and Platform for Transportation of Railway Switches in Lithuanian Railways

    Pages 135-216

    Liudvinavičius, Lionginas (et al.)

  • Systems Approach to the Organization of Locomotive Maintenance on Ukraine Railways

    Pages 217-236

    Tartakovskyi, Eduard (et al.)

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rail Transport—Systems Approach
Editors
  • Aleksander Sladkowski
Series Title
Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
Series Volume
87
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51502-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51502-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51501-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84668-2
Series ISSN
2198-4182
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 456
Number of Illustrations
169 b/w illustrations, 174 illustrations in colour
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