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Reliability and Safety in Railway

Edited by Xavier Perpiñà

Spanish National Research Council, Spain

In railway applications, performance studies are fundamental to increase the lifetime of railway systems. One of their main goals is verifying whether their working conditions are reliable and safety. This task not only takes into account the analysis of the whole traction chain, but also requires ensuring that the railway infrastructure is properly working. Therefore, several tests for detecting any dysfunctions on their proper operation have been developed. This book covers this topic, introducing the reader to railway traction fundamentals, providing some ideas on safety and reliability issues, and experimental approaches to detect any of these dysfunctions. 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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Reliability and Safety in RailwayEdited by Xavier Perpiñà

Published: March 30th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2660

ISBN: 978-953-51-0451-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6187-5

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

104021 Total Chapter Downloads

50 Crossref Citations

90 Web of Science Citations

98 Dimensions Citations


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1. Railway Traction

By José A. Lozano, Jesús Félez, Juan de Dios Sanz and José M. Mera


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2. Train Braking

By Cătălin Cruceanu


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3. New Advances in Design of Railway Track System

By Javad Sadeghi


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4. Research on Improving Quality of Electricity Energy in Train's Traction

By Huang Yuanliang


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5. Improvement of Automatic Train Operation Using Enhanced Predictive Fuzzy Control Method

By Mohammad Ali Sandidzadeh and Babak Shamszadeh


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6. System for Investigation of Railway Interfaces (SIRI)

By Sanjeev Kumar Appicharla


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7. Reliability and Lifetime Prediction for IGBT Modules in Railway Traction Chains

By X. Perpiñà, L. Navarro, X. Jordà, M. Vellvehi, Jean-François Serviere and M. Mermet-Guyennet


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8. The Compatibility and Preparation of the Key Components for Cement and Asphalt Mortar in High-Speed Railway

By Fazhou Wang and Yunpeng Liu


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9. A Systems Approach to Assurance of Safety, Security and Sustainability in Railways

By A.G. Hessami


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10. Icing and Anti-Icing of Railway Contact Wires

By Liu Heyun, Gu Xiaosong and Tang Wenbin


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11. Multifunction Portals for Train Monitoring: Recent Advances and Innovative Optoelectronic Instrumentation

By Luca Fumagalli, Paolo Tomassini, Marco Zanatta, Giorgio Libretti, Marco Trebeschi, Giovanna Sansoni and Franco Docchio


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12. Condition Monitoring of Railway Track Using In-Service Vehicle

By Hitoshi Tsunashima, Yasukuni Naganuma, Akira Matsumoto, Takeshi Mizuma and Hirotaka Mori


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13. Lateral Resistance of Railway Track

By Jabbar Ali Zakeri


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14. Speed Sensorless Control of Motor for Railway Vehicles

By Ding Rongjun


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15. New Ultrasonic Techniques for Detecting and Quantifying Railway Wheel-Flats

By Jose Brizuela, Carlos Fritsch and Alberto Ibáñez


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