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Railway Research - Selected Topics on Development, Safety and Technology

Edited by Krzysztof Zboinski, ISBN 978-953-51-2235-7, 204 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published December 16, 2015 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/59893
Edited Volume

This book focuses on selected research problems of contemporary railways. The first chapter is devoted to the prediction of railways development in the nearest future. The second chapter discusses safety and security problems in general, precisely from the system point of view. In the third chapter, both the general approach and a particular case study of a critical incident with regard to railway safety are presented. In the fourth chapter, the question of railway infrastructure studies is presented, which is devoted to track superstructure. In the fifth chapter, the modern system for the technical condition monitoring of railway tracks is discussed. The compact on-board sensing device is presented. The last chapter focuses on modeling railway vehicle dynamics using numerical simulation, where the dynamical models are exploited.