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High-Speed Rail

Edited by Hamid Yaghoubi

Iran Maglev Technology (IMT)


High Speed Rail (HSR) Railroad Railway Track Line Train Wagon Bridge Tunnel Station UIC (International Union of Railways) Maglev (Magnetically Levitated Train) Guideway Vehicle Transport Transportation Rapid Transit

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About the book

The rapid expansion of transportation industries worldwide, including railways, and the never ending desire to reduce travel time have highlighted the need to resort to the advanced transit systems. Conventional railway systems have been modified to make them travel at much higher speeds. “High-Speed Rail” book will include main topics and basic principles of the high speed railways (HSR). The book will reflect new engineering and track developments, the most current design methods, as well as the latest industry standards and policies. This book will provide a comprehensive overview of the significant characteristics for HSR. It will highlight recent advancements, requirements and improvements, as well as details of latest techniques in the global market. “High-Speed Rail” will contain a collection of latest research developments on HSR. This book will comprehensively cover basic theory and practice in sufficient depth to provide a solid grounding to railway engineers. This book will help readers maximize effectiveness in all facets of HSR. This professional book as a credible source and a valuable reference will be very applicable and useful for all professors, researchers, engineers, practicing professionals, trainee practitioners, students and others interested in HSR.

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Date completed: March 22nd 2018

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Deadline for chapter proposals: April 12th 2018

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Deadline for full chapters: June 11th 2018

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Expected publication date: October 29th 2018

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About the editor

Hamid Yaghoubi

Iran Maglev Technology (IMT)

Dr. Hamid Yaghoubi is the director of Iran Maglev Technology (IMT). He became the Iran top researcher in 2010. In this regard, he was awarded by the Iranian president; the Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology; and the Iranian Minister of Information and Communication Technology. He became the 2011 and 2012 Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Transportation Engineering (JTE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA. One of his journal papers became the 2011 Top Download Paper for JTE. He received the ICCTP2011 Award for the 11th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals (ICCTP2011), ASCE. He is an assistant chief editor and an editorial board member for some journals. He has been a reviewer for the majority of journals, books and conferences. He has also been an editor for some books. He has cooperated with hundreds of international conferences as a chairman, a keynote speaker, a chair of session, a publication chair, and a member of committees, including scientific, organizing, steering, advisory, technical program, and so on. He is also a member of several international committees.

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