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Infrastructure Design, Signalling and Security in Railway

Edited by Xavier Perpiñà

Spanish National Research Council, Spain

Railway transportation has become one of the main technological advances of our society. Since the first railway used to carry coal from a mine in Shropshire (England, 1600), a lot of efforts have been made to improve this transportation concept. One of its milestones was the invention and development of the steam locomotive, but commercial rail travels became practical two hundred years later. From these first attempts, railway infrastructures, signalling and security have evolved and become more complex than those performed in its earlier stages. This book will provide readers a comprehensive technical guide, covering these topics and presenting a brief overview of selected railway systems in the world. The objective of the book is to serve as a valuable reference for students, educators, scientists, faculty members, researchers, and engineers.

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Infrastructure Design, Signalling and Security in RailwayEdited by Xavier Perpiñà

Published: April 4th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2405

ISBN: 978-953-51-0448-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6190-5

Copyright year: 2012

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87436 Total Chapter Downloads

27 Crossref Citations

29 Web of Science Citations

50 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Role of Light Railway in Sugarcane Transport in Egypt

By Hassan A. Abdel-Mawla


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2. Topological Analysis of Tokyo Metropolitan Railway System

By Takeshi Ozeki


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3. Privatization Versus Public Funding on the Atacama Desert Railway - An Interpretation

By Jose Antonio Gonzalez-Pizarro


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4. Competitiveness and Sustainability of Railways

By Dave van der Meulen and Fienie Möller


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5. Structural and Kinematic Analysis of EMS Maglev Trains

By Zhao Zhisu


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6. Maglev

By Hamid Yaghoubi, Nariman Barazi and Mohammad Reza Aoliaei


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7. Power System Modelling for Urban Massive Transportation Systems

By Mario A. Ríos and Gustavo Ramos


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8. Optimized Model Updating of a Railway Bridge for Increased Accuracy in Moving Load Simulations

By Johan Wiberg, Raid Karoumi and Costin Pacoste


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9. Controlling and Simulation of Stray Currents in DC Railway by Considering the Effects of Collection Mats

By Mohammad Ali Sandidzadeh and Amin Shafipour


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10. Cellular Automaton Modeling of Passenger Transport Systems

By Akiyasu Tomoeda


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11. Gaming Simulations for Railways: Lessons Learned from Modeling Six Games for the Dutch Infrastructure Management

By Sebastiaan Meijer


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12. Application of 3D Simulation Methods to the Process of Induction Heating of Rail Turnouts

By Elżbieta Szychta, Leszek Szychta, Mirosław Luft and Kamil Kiraga


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13. EMC Analysis of Railway Power Substation Modeling and Measurements Aspects

By S. Baranowski, H. Ouaddi, L. Kone and N. Idir


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14. Criteria for Improving the Embankment-Structure Transition Design in Railway Lines

By Inmculada Gallego, Santos Sánchez-Cambronero and Ana Rivas


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15. Influence of the Phreatic Level on the Stability of Earth Embankments

By Shodolapo Oluyemi Franklin and Gbenga Matthew Ayininuola


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16. Evolutionary Algorithms in Embedded Intelligent Devices Using Satellite Navigation for Railway Transport

By Anatoly Levchenkov, Mikhail Gorobetz and Andrew Mor-Yaroslavtsev


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17. Study and Design of an Electro Technical Device for Safety on Railway Network

By Clavel Edith, Meunier Gérard, Bellon Marc and Frugier Didier


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18. General Principles Regarding the Rehabilitation of Existing Railway Bridges

By Petzek Edward and Radu Băncilă


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19. Special Tunnel Blasting Techniques for Railway Projects

By More Ramulu


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20. Susceptibility of the GSM-R Transmissions to the Railway Electromagnetic Environment

By Stephen Dudoyer, Virginie Deniau, Nedim Ben Slimen and Ricardo Adriano


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