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Sustainable Civil Infrastructures

Recent Developments in Railway Track and Transportation Engineering

Proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition, Egypt 2017 on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures

Editors: Pombo, Joao, Jing, Guoqing (Eds.)

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  • Recent developments and advances in the fields of railway track & transportation engineering
  • Good overview of current challenges and best practice in applied research and development
  • Presentation of solutions with technological relevance that give answer to the industry’s most recent needs
  • Research on topics that contribute to improve the competitiveness of the rail and road transportation
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This volume brings together scientific experts in different areas that contribute to the Railway Track & Transportation Engineering challenges, evaluate the State-of-the-Art, identify the shortcomings and opportunities for research and promote the interaction with the industry. In particular, scientific topics that are addressed in this volume include railway ballasted track degradation/settlement problems and stabilization/reinforcement technologies, switches and crossings and related derailments causes, train-induced vibrations and mitigation measures, operations, management and performance of ground transportation, and traffic congestion and safety procedures. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.

About the authors

João Pombo is an Associate Professor in Railway Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, UK, with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering by the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is a specialist in railway engineering with 20 years’ experience and has been involved in Research and Development (R&D) activities involving train & track dynamics, vehicle-infrastructure interaction, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, structural analysis, wear and optimization. He has led and participated in several projects in close collaboration with leading international research centres and industry players. He also has more than three years’ working experience at BOMBARDIER and ALSTOM. João Pombo’s R&D work has been awarded four innovation prizes and he is author of more than 100 papers in refereed journals and international conferences. He is the editor-in-chief of the “International Journal of Railway Technology” and chairman of the "International Conference on Railway Technology" series.

Dr. Jing is an Associate Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, China, and working as visiting scholar in University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA. Dr. Jing finished his PhD thesis on high speed ballast track from INSA de Rennes, France, 2009. Then he devotes to the railway engineering teaching and research, especially ballasted track. Dr. Jing has research interests and expertise in testing and modelling of ballasted track, innovative structure of ballasted track, and high speed railway ballast flight and counteracting methods. He has served as an investigator on over 12 research projects with major railroad grants received from National Natural Science Foundation of China, China Railway Engineering Cooperation. Dr. Jing is a member of China Railway Standard Committee, Reviewer on National Natural Science Foundation of China. Dr. Jing is invited as senior consultant for Iran and Russia HSR projects and worked as chief railway engineering consultant for Mexico HSR project.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Experimental and Numerical Behavior of Railway Track Over Geogrid Reinforced Ballast Underlain by Soft Clay

    Pages 1-26

    Fattah, Mohammed Y. (et al.)

  • Assessment of Turnout-Related Derailments by Various Causes

    Pages 27-39

    Dindar, Serdar (et al.)

  • Performance Level of Road Geometric Design Based on Motorcycle – Cars Linear Speed Profile

    Pages 40-50

    Prasetijo, Joewono (et al.)

  • Influence of Asymmetrical Topology on Structural Behaviours of Bearers and Sleepers in Turnout Switches and Crossings

    Pages 51-60

    Kaewunruen, Sakdirat (et al.)

  • Geological Hazard Risk Evaluation for Railway Network of Guizhou Province in China

    Pages 61-71

    Tang, Rui (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recent Developments in Railway Track and Transportation Engineering
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition, Egypt 2017 on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures
Editors
  • Joao Pombo
  • Guoqing Jing
Series Title
Sustainable Civil Infrastructures
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61627-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61627-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-61626-1
Series ISSN
2366-3405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 169
Number of Illustrations
103 b/w illustrations
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