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Railway Security: Protecting Against Manmade and Natural Disasters

Richard R. Young, Gary A. Gordon, Jeremy F. Plant
August 10, 2017

This book provides an overview and assessment of the security risks, both manmade and natural, facing the railways and rail networks. Railroads face significant threats from disasters, but with situational awareness and coordinated effort these can often be substantially minimized. Transportation...

Waste Treatment in the Service and Utility Industries

Yung-Tse Hung, Lawrence K. Wang, Mu-Hao S. Wang, Nazih K. Shammas, Jiaping Paul Chen
August 04, 2017

This volume provides in-depth coverage of environmental pollution sources, waste characteristics, control technologies, management strategies, facility innovations, process alternatives, costs, case histories, effluent standards, and future trends in the process industries. It delineates...

Geometric Design of Roads Handbook

Keith M. Wolhuter
July 27, 2017

Explore the Art and Science of Geometric Design The Geometric Design of Roads Handbook covers the design of the visible elements of the road—its horizontal and vertical alignments, the cross-section, intersections, and interchanges. Good practice allows the smooth and safe flow of traffic as well...

Low-Volume Road Engineering: Design, Construction, and Maintenance

Robert A. Douglas
July 26, 2017

"Everything that sustains us – grown, mined, or drilled – begins its journey to us on a low-volume road (Long)." Defined as roads with traffic volumes of no more than 400 vehicles per day, they have enormous impacts on economies, communication, and social interaction. Low-volume roads comprise, at...

Computational Analysis and Design of Bridge Structures

Chung C. Fu, Shuqing Wang
July 26, 2017

Gain Confidence in Modeling Techniques Used for Complicated Bridge Structures Bridge structures vary considerably in form, size, complexity, and importance. The methods for their computational analysis and design range from approximate to refined analyses, and rapidly improving computer technology...

Integrating Human Factors Methods and Systems Thinking for Transport Analysis and Design

Gemma J. M. Read, Vanessa Beanland, Michael G. Lenné, Neville A. Stanton, Paul M. Salmon
July 26, 2017

Governments and road safety agencies around the world have either introduced or are considering 'safe system' strategies, a long overdue acknowledgement that different elements of the road system contribute to road safety outcomes. Human factors approaches have a leading role here in both...

Simulators for Transportation Human Factors: Research and Practice

Mark S. Young, Michael G. Lenné
July 11, 2017

Simulation continues to be a growth area in transportation human factors. From empirical studies in the laboratory to the latest training techniques in the field, simulators offer myriad benefits for the experimenter and the practitioner. This book draws together current trends in research and...

Mining Equipment and Systems: Theory and Practice of Exploitation and Reliability

Jacek M. Czaplicki
June 21, 2017

It has been almost fifty years since the first papers on the application of reliability theory to mining problems were published in the United States. Developing rapidly in the late 1950s and 1960s, reliability theory quickly found a wide application in mining engineering. Ten years later "...

The Dynamics of Energy: Supply, Conversion, and Utilization

Horacio Perez-Blanco
June 14, 2017

As mankind searches for energy alternatives with minimal environmental consequences and acceptable cost, it is necessary to identify valid areas of endeavor that can activate favorable energy sources and technological developments. Toward that end, The Dynamics of Energy: Supply, Conversion, and...

Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields (BCRRA 2017), June 28-30, 2017, Athens, Greece

Andreas Loizos, Imad Al-Qadi, Tom Scarpas
June 12, 2017

Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields includes the contributions to the 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields (BCRRA 2017, 28-30 June 2017, Athens, Greece). The papers cover aspects related to materials, laboratory testing, design,...

Marine Navigation: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav 2017), June 21-23, 2017, Gdynia, Poland

Adam Weintrit
June 07, 2017

The 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav 2017) will take place on June 21-23 in Gdynia, Poland. Main themes of this conference include: electronic navigation, route planning, mathematical models, methods and algorithms, ships manoeuvring,...

Safety of Sea Transportation: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav 2017), June 21-23, 2017, Gdynia, Poland

Adam Weintrit, Tomasz Neumann
June 07, 2017

Safety of Sea Transportation is the second of two Conference Proceedings of TransNav 2017, June 21-23 in Gdynia, Poland. Safety of Sea Transportation will focus on the following themes:Sustainability, intermodal and multimodal transportationSafety and hydrodynamic study of hydrotechnical...

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