Tag Archive: transport

Aug 30

A transferable method for estimating the economic impacts of track interventions: application to ground-borne noise reduction measures for whole sections of route

Marcus Young, Georgios Rempelos, Evangelos Ntotsios, Dr Simon Blainey, Prof David Thompson and Prof Jonathan Preston Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit 0954-4097 Scopus rating (2019):Ā CiteScore 3.4Ā SJR 0.58Ā SNIP 1.296 10.1177/0954409720953730   Abstract The environmental impacts of noise and vibration are becoming increasingly important in the assessment …

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Feb 28

A carbon footprint analysis of railway sleepers in the United Kingdom

Georgios Rempelos, Prof Jonathan Preston and Dr Simon Blainey Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 1361-9209 Scopus rating (2019):Ā CiteScore 7.7Ā SJR 1.662Ā SNIP 2.05 10.1016/j.trd.2020.102285 Abstract This paper provides an assessment of the lifecycle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions associated with the four most common sleeper (railroad tie or cross-tie in North America) types present in the …

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Sep 16

Estimation of track decay rates from laboratory measurements on a baseplate fastening system

Boniface Hima, Prof David Thompson, Dr Giacomo Squicciarini, Evangelos Ntotsios and David Herron 13th International Workshop on Railway Noise 16/09/19Ā ā†’Ā 20/09/19 Ghent, Belgium Abstract The dynamic properties of the rail fastening system affect the damping of the rail and the degree of coupling between the rail and the foundation. It is well known that the rate …

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Jul 03

Evaluating the performance of different sleeper shapes and materials

Toshan Rampat, Dr Louis Le Pen, Prof William Powrie, Dr John Harkness and Dr Antonios Zervos Railway Engineering-2019 15th International Conference & Exhibition 3rd -4th July 2019 Abstract Sleepers are conventionally designed in a cuboid shape of similar volume regardless of the material of construction. However, the bending stiffness and load transfer into the track …

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Jul 06

Potential of wireless power transfer for dynamic charging of electric vehicles

Luke Hutchinson, Dr Ben Waterson, Bani Anvari and Denis Naberezhnykh IET Intelligent Transport Systems 1751-956X Scopus rating (2019):Ā CiteScore 3.8Ā SJR 0.627Ā SNIP 1.468 10.1049/iet-its.2018.5221 Abstract Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) offers a viable means of charging Electric Vehicles (EV)ā€™s whilst in a dynamic state (DWPT), mitigating issues concerning vehicle range, the size of on-board energy storage and the …

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