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Advances in Human Factors of Transportation Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, July 24-28, 2019, Washington D.C., USA

Advances in Human Factors of Transportation Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, July 24-28, 2019, Washington D.C., USA

Author: Neville Stanton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2019

This book discusses the latest advances in research and development, design, operation and analysis of transportation systems and their complementary infrastructures. It reports on both theories and case studies on road and rail, aviation and maritime transportation. Further, it covers a wealth of topics, from accident analysis, vehicle intelligent control, and human-error and safety issues to next-generation transportation systems, model-based design methods, simulation and training techniques, and many more. A special emphasis is placed on smart technologies and automation in transport, and on the user-centered, ergonomic and sustainable design of transport systems. The book, which is based on the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, held on July 24-28, 2019, in Washington D.C., USA, mainly addresses the needs of transportation system designers, industrial designers, human-computer interaction researchers, civil and control engineers, as well as vehicle system engineers. Moreover, it represents a timely source of information for transportation policy-makers and social scientists whose work involves traffic safety, management, and sustainability issues in transport.

Enabling Mobilities Planning Tools for People and Their Mobilities

Enabling Mobilities Planning Tools for People and Their Mobilities

Author: Paola Pucci, Giovanni Vecchio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

This book investigates how established transport planning tools can evolve to understand and plan for the ever-changing contemporary mobilities that influence the opportunities available to individuals. It discusses existing techniques, revised in the light of the growing interest in the social implications of transport planning decisions: these include analytical tools to interpret consolidated and emerging phenomena, as well as operational tools to tackle new and existing mobility demands and needs. The book then addresses the implications of everyday mobility for individuals and communities. The result of a continuous exchange between the two authors, it brings together the results of their various research projects. Despite referring to different objects and settings, the work presented is connected by an underlying interest in the impact that mobility has on people in an increasingly mobile world, and the need to include such concerns into mobility planning and policy.

Complex Dynamics of Traffic Management

Complex Dynamics of Traffic Management

Author: Boris S. Kerner Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2019

This volume in the Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science (ECSS) covers such fascinating and practical topics as (i) Vehicular traffic flow theory, (ii) Studies of real field traffic data, (iii) Complex phenomena of self-organization in vehicular traffic, (iv) Effect of automatic driving (self-driving vehicles) on traffic flow, v) Complex dynamics of city traffic, (vi) Dynamic control and optimization of traffic and transportation networks, including dynamic traffic assignment in the network, (vii) Pedestrian traffic, (viii) Evacuation scenarios, and (ix) Network characteristics of air control. Review articles are written by international experts covering the diverse and complex dynamics of traffic management. Topics new to the Second Edition of ECSS include microscopic traffic flow models, self-driving, complex dynamics of bus, tram and elevator delays, and breakdown minimization.

Advances in Transportation Engineering Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Advances in Transportation Engineering Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Author: Srinivas S. Pulugurtha Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2019

This book comprises select papers presented at the International Conference on Trends and Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (TRACE 2018). The book covers cutting-edge methods and applications in the field of traffic control, transportation planning, road maintenance, and highway and pavement engineering. Case studies on traffic safety, pedestrian behavior, and highway maintenance and design are also presented in this book. The contents of this book are useful for researchers and practitioners working in transportation and traffic engineering.

Dixie Highway Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930

Dixie Highway Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930

Author: Tammy Ingram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2019

At the turn of the twentieth century, good highways eluded most Americans and nearly all southerners. In their place, a jumble of dirt roads covered the region like a bed of briars. Introduced in 1915, the Dixie Highway changed all that by merging hundreds of short roads into dual interstate routes that looped from Michigan to Miami and back. In connecting the North and the South, the Dixie Highway helped end regional isolation and served as a model for future interstates. In this book, Tammy Ingram offers the first comprehensive study of the nation's earliest attempt to build a highway network, revealing how the modern U.S. transportation system evolved out of the hard-fought political, economic, and cultural contests that surrounded the Dixie's creation. The most visible success of the Progressive Era Good Roads Movement, the Dixie Highway also became its biggest casualty. It sparked a national dialogue about the power of federal and state agencies, the role of local government, and the influence of ordinary citizens. In the South, it caused a backlash against highway bureaucracy that stymied road building for decades. Yet Ingram shows that after the Dixie Highway, the region was never the same.

The Technical Development of Roads in Britain

The Technical Development of Roads in Britain

Author: Graham West Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

This title was first published in 2003. The history of roads in Great Britain has not been one of steady development, but rather, one that has waxed and waned in response to social, military and economic needs, and also as to whether there have been alternative methods of transport available. Paralleling this, the technical aspects of road construction - with the one great exception of Roman roads - can be seen as a fitful progression of improvement followed by neglect as the roadmaker has responded, albeit tardily on occasion, to the needs of the road user. This text describes the technical development of British roads in relation to the needs of the time, and thereby touches upon its relation to the history of the country more generally.

Highway Material Testing & Quality Control

Highway Material Testing & Quality Control

Author: G. Venkatappa Rao, K. Ramachandra Rao, Kausik Pahari, D. V. Bhavanna Rao Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2019

This manual deals with highway material testing procedures, placing an emphasis on the interpretation of results and relating these to practical applications. This manual, besides serving as a basic textbook on highway material testing methods for students at the degree and diploma levels, would be of practical value for field engineers and testing laboratories. The salient features of this manual include detailed testing procedures following the latest codes and guidelines. Material testing is presented in an easy-to-follow manner. It is broadly divided into seven modules dealing with soils, aggregates, bitumen, granular and bituminous mix design, quality control, and pavement evaluation. Other essential features of this manual include typical results obtained from laboratory and field tests during professional interaction with professionals at work; ready to use observation sheets for instant interpretation of test results and justification; review questions at the end of each testing procedure for better comprehension; a power point presentation for all tests and answers to review questions is also provided.

The Electrical Contact of the Pantograph-Catenary System Theory and Application

The Electrical Contact of the Pantograph-Catenary System Theory and Application

Author: Guangning Wu, Guoqiang Gao, Wenfu Wei, Zefeng Yang Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2019

This book covers the basic scientific theory and related application technologies of the pantograph-catenary system, including research findings on pantograph/catenary contact resistance, pantograph interface thermal effect, laws and characteristics of current-carrying friction and wear, the main research methods for pantograph arcs, the effects of arcs on pantograph systems and onboard equipment, and the materials used for pantographs and contact wires. Given its scope, it offers a valuable resource for students, scholars, and development engineers alike. The relationship between pantograph and catenary is one of the three core aspects of the safe operation of high-speed electrified railways. The pantograph system provides electric power for the high-speed train through the sliding electric contact. As the train's operating speed increases, the pantograph system enters a state of prolonged sliding/vibration, resulting in frequent arcs, electrode erosion, and increased wear.

Laser Scanning Systems in Highway and Safety Assessment Analysis of Highway Geometry and Safety Using LiDAR

Laser Scanning Systems in Highway and Safety Assessment Analysis of Highway Geometry and Safety Using LiDAR

Author: Biswajeet Pradhan, Maher Ibrahim Sameen Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2019

This book aims to promote the core understanding of a proper modelling of road traffic accidents by deep learning methods using traffic information and road geometry delineated from laser scanning data. The first two chapters of the book introduce the reader to laser scanning technology with creative explanation and graphical illustrations, review and recent methods of extracting geometric road parameters. The next three chapters present different machine learning and statistical techniques applied to extract road geometry information from laser scanning data. Chapters 6 and 7 present methods for modelling roadside features and automatic road geometry identification in vector data. After that, this book goes on reviewing methods used for road traffic accident modelling including accident frequency and injury severity of the traffic accident (Chapter 8). Then, the next chapter explores the details of neural networks and their performance in predicting the traffic accidents along with a comparison with common data mining models. Chapter 10 presents a novel hybrid model combining extreme gradient boosting and deep neural networks for predicting injury severity of road traffic accidents. This chapter is followed by deep learning applications in modelling accident data using feed-forward, convolutional, recurrent neural network models (Chapter 11). The final chapter (Chapter 12) presents a procedure for modelling traffic accident with little data based on the concept of transfer learning. This book aims to help graduate students, professionals, decision makers, and road planners in developing better traffic accident prediction models using advanced neural networks.

Highway Engineering Composite Material and Its Application

Highway Engineering Composite Material and Its Application

Author: Jialiang Yao, Zhigang Zhou, Hongzhuan Zhou Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2019

This textbook focuses on the performance and application of highway engineering composite material. It collects and compiles the data obtained by the authors in numerous recent practical and research projects in the field of technology and application of highway engineering composite materials in China. It provides valuable reference materials for students and engineering technicians taking courses on the selection, design and construction of composite materials for highway engineering. It offers solutions to various practical engineering problems, and also includes in-depth theoretical analyses of related issues in simple language. Some of the concepts and applications, such as the highway pavement functional layer and the application of polymer composite material to protection of soft rocks, have not been previously covered in the literature before, and as such the book provides engineering and technical professionals with a new vision and new methods. Further, it not only explains the basic concepts, principles, and requirements of composite material for highway engineering, but also describes its application, including the related theoretical analyses, design and construction, making it ideal as a reference book for technical personnel, as well as a textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates majoring in highway engineering.

Road Tunnels An Analytical Model for Risk Analysis

Road Tunnels An Analytical Model for Risk Analysis

Author: Fabio Borghetti, Paolo Cerean, Marco Derudi, Alessio Frassoldati Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2019

This book illustrates a new quantitative risk analysis model for road tunnels that is capable of evaluating the role of infrastructure measures, equipment and management procedures as prescribed by EU Directive 2004/54/EC. The risk assessment draws on the typical F-N curves of societal risk, evaluated with the help of event tree analysis, vehicle queue formation dynamics, and users' egress and tenability models. In addition, the model considers the reliability of the safety measures. The work provides essential guidance on the following aspects: how a quantitative model can be implemented to evaluate risk in road tunnels; how to build an event tree for the accident scenarios considered; how to simulate the vehicle queue formation; how to simulate the evolution of accident scenarios; and how to simulate the users' egress. Given its scope and depth of coverage, the book will be of interest to all engineers whose work involves fire protection and safety in tunnels, all persons engaged in safety and transport engineering or risk analysis for road tunnels, as well as public and private bodies involved in the application of Directive 2004/54/EC.