Structural Integrity and Passenger Safety
Edited By: C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, United Kingdom
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Advances in Transport
The safety of railways is now high on the list of operators’ concerns. Speeds have risen considerably with new generations of high-speed trains and, consequently, a relatively small fault can result in devastating consequences. Featuring the work of internationally acknowledged experts from Japan, Sweden, Germany, France, Poland and the Czech Republic, this title provides broad coverage of this important topic and is an essential addition to the literature.
Contents: Integrity Assessment of Shinkansen Vehicle Axles using Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics; Stainless Steel Carbodies for High Structural Integrity and Safety; Safety of High-Speed Maglev Trains of the Transrapid Type; Development and Practical Use of a Capacity Model for Railway Networks; Track and Rolling Stock Quality Assurance Related Tools; Improvements in Passenger and Equipment Safety by Obstacle Detection Methods; Train Real-Time Position Monitoring Trials at Czech Railways; Boundary Element Analysis of the Cycle of Stress Intensity Factors for Cracks in Wheels.