In this book, the authors present current research on the types, design and safety issues of railways. Topics discussed include the acoustic characteristics of noise in train stations; monitoring railway structure conditions and opportunities to use wireless sensor networks as tools to improve the monitoring process; hydraulic absorbers as dampers to dissipate the energy of oscillations in railway electric equipment; development of train fare calculation and adjustment systems using VDM++; efficient development and verification of safe railway control software; and evolution of the connectivity of the Portuguese broad gauge railway network (1948-2012).
|Title of host publication||Railways: Types, Design and Safety Issues|
|Editors||Cacilie Reinhardt, Klaus Shroeder|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|