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TRANSPORTATION (99 journals)

Accident Analysis & Prevention     Partially Free   (Followers: 43)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Transport     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Bitácora Urbano-Territorial     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Botswana Journal of Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Case Studies on Transport Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cities in the 21st Century     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Economics of Transportation     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Emission Control Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
EURO Journal of Transportation and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Transport Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Geosystem Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
IATSS Research     Open Access  
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
IET Electrical Systems in Transportation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
IET Intelligent Transport Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Innovation – Transport     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Applied Logistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Crashworthiness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of e-Navigation and Maritime Economy     Open Access  
International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Electronic Transport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Micro-Nano Scale Transport     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Mobile Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Ocean Systems Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Services Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Sustainable Transportation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Vehicular Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Advanced Transportation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Mechatronics, Electrical Power, and Vehicular Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Modern Transportation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Navigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 110)
Journal of Sport & Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Sustainable Mobility     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of the Transportation Research Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition)     Open Access  
Journal of Transport & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Transport and Land Use     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Transport Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Transport History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Transport Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Transportation Safety & Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Transportation Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Transportation Systems Engineering and Information Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Transportation Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Les Dossiers du Grihl     Open Access  
Logistique & Management     Full-text available via subscription  
Mobility in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Modern Transportation     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Nonlinear Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Pervasive and Mobile Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
PS: Political Science & Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Public Transport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Recherche Transports Sécurité     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Research in Transportation Business and Management     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
Revista Transporte y Territorio     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
SourceOCDE Transports     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sport, Education and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Sport, Ethics and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Streetnotes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Synthesis Lectures on Mobile and Pervasive Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Tire Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Transactions on Transport Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Transport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Transport and Telecommunication Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Transport in Porous Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Transport Reviews: A Transnational Transdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Transportation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Transportation Geotechnics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Transportation Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Transportation Letters : The International Journal of Transportation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Transportation Research Part B: Methodological     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Transportation Research Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transportation Research Record : Journal of the Transportation Research Board     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Transportation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
TRANSPORTES     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Transportmetrica A : Transport Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Transportmetrica B : Transport Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Travel Behaviour and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Urban, Planning and Transport Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Vehicular Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Транспортні системи та технології перевезень     Open Access  
Journal Cover   Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit
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   ISSN (Print) 0954-4097 - ISSN (Online) 2041-3017
   Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [819 journals]
  • Rail grinding for the 21st century - taking a lead from the aerospace
    • Authors: Singleton, R; Marshall, M. B, Lewis, R, Evans, G.
      Pages: 457 - 465
      Abstract: Rail grinding is a key maintenance activity for Network Rail. It is performed at night through possession of the track, so process speed is critical. Increasing the metal removal rate (MRR) of the rail grinding operations would be a way to improve the time taken for this operation. The aerospace industry has recently seen advances in grinding technologies that have increased MRR. This work was aimed at assessing their best practice and its application to rail grinding operations. Current Network Rail grinding operations include preventative and corrective re-profiling of the rail head. The majority of work performed in the UK is preventative re-profiling with current train speeds ranging from 1 to 10 mile/h. Opportunities exist to increase train speed and improve the productivity of this operation through the use of more advanced grinding technologies. The most relevant aerospace technology is high efficiency deep grinding (HEDG). This approach uses: a high surface speed of the grinding wheel, superabrasive tooling, and high workpiece feed rates to remove material quickly from the cut-zone. Productivity improvements were identified by applying theory on power requirements (by assessing the specific grinding energy) and chip thickness of the grinding process. Computer CAD/CAM modelling was also performed to assess the effect of changing grinding techniques on potential gouging of the track infrastructure and/or interference with example trackside obstructions. The work concluded that opportunities do exist to improve the current productivity of grinding operations. Utilizing HEDG technology theoretically provides a 100% train speed increase (utilizing the same power available with the current setup) for preventative re-profiling. This requires the application of high surface speeds of the grinding wheel and superabrasive technology. Further increases in train speed require increased spindle power. The chip thickness experienced by grinding grains is reduced for a peripheral grinding setup and high wheel surface speeds that is beneficial for wheel wear. The application of HEDG technology cutting on the periphery of the wheel provided optimum conditions during CAD/CAM simulation to avoid rail gouging, and any potential collision of the grinding stone with modelled trackside obstructions.
      PubDate: 2015-06-16T21:38:09-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954409714527929
      Issue No: Vol. 229, No. 5 (2015)
  • Train speed calculation using ground vibrations
    • Authors: Kouroussis, G; Connolly, D. P, Forde, M. C, Verlinden, O.
      Pages: 466 - 483
      Abstract: This paper presents a high precision train speed calculation technique based on ground vibration information. This versatile method can calculate speeds for trams, intercity locomotives and high speed trains on any track/embankment arrangement. Additionally, it has high accuracy for sensors located up to 100 m from the track, thus allowing semi-remote, non-invasive monitoring of train velocities. The calculation method combines three separate speed calculation techniques to provide estimates for arbitrary train speeds, even for sensors placed at large track offsets. The first estimation technique involves the use of cepstral analysis to isolate key harmonics for use with speed calculation. The second method is similar; however, the combination of a running rms and a previously developed "dominant frequency method" are used. The third method uses an analytical vibration frequency prediction model in combination with regression analysis to calculate train speed. All three methods are combined into one calculation procedure, resulting in high accuracy estimates. To show the robustness and ability of the new method to calculate a wide range of train speeds, it is used to predict tram, intercity and high speed rail train passage velocities generated from a previously validated vibration prediction numerical model. More importantly, it is used to predict train speeds during field trials performed on operational railway lines in Belgium and in UK. The new method is shown to offer high performance for several train types and track setups (including abutment and tunnel cases).
      PubDate: 2015-06-16T21:38:09-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954409713515649
      Issue No: Vol. 229, No. 5 (2015)
  • Wheel reprofiling of a high-speed electric-multiple-unit train based on a
           multi-objective optimization strategy
    • Authors: Lu, Z; Zhang, B, Wang, H.
      Pages: 484 - 499
      Abstract: An approach to optimize the wheel reprofiling of a high-speed electric multiple unit (EMU) train is presented; it has three functions as objectives: the critical speed of the train, the contact stress that affects the contact fatigue of wheel/rail wear and the diameter of the nominal rolling circle of the wheel. The vertical coordinates of the control points on the curve of the wheel profile are used as design variables and the upper and lower values of each control point are utilized as additional limiting conditions of the curve, with the height, thickness and contact angle of the wheel flange as well as the derivative of the curve acting as constraints on the geometry parameters. A multi-objective optimization model is established for the wheel reprofiling of a high-speed EMU train; three models are created: standard, worn and optimized wheel profiles. Comparisons of wheel/rail contact, running stability and curving performance of the vehicle are performed. It is shown that the wheel profile obtained from the reprofiling optimization model satisfies the constraints and its corresponding dynamic performance has a good agreement with that of a standard wheel profile with a 30 mm thick wheel flange. A performance close to that of a standard wheel profile can be obtained even though the worn wheel is not reprofiled to have the standard profile. Also, the amount of diameter reduction in the direction of the nominal rolling circle is reduced and service life-time is extended by employing the proposed wheel reprofiling approach based on the multi-objective optimization strategy.
      PubDate: 2015-06-16T21:38:09-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954409713515858
      Issue No: Vol. 229, No. 5 (2015)
  • A law for the temperature-induced stress distribution in continuously
           welded rail
    • Authors: He, H; Ling, Y.
      Pages: 500 - 506
      Abstract: A new model is presented for the calculation of the rail extension, the friction created by sleeper fastenings and the temperature-induced stress for continuously welded rail (CWR) under free conditions and the calculation and analysis of temperature-induced stress when the temperature is changing and the rail is anchored. The mechanism for generating friction and the phenomenon of rail creep (extension) on site are used to establish a law that states that the friction force of the fasteners is distributed from the center of the CWR section towards the two ends in increasing scale; this observation is used to derive a formula for calculation of the distribution of the friction force in CWR fastenings. Formulas for calculating the temperature-induced stress and its distribution are also derived. The presented results show that the distribution of temperature-induced stress is cone-shaped in the absence of rail creep (extension), and with creep it presents a tangent and a cone shape in anchored sections. A comparison with the traditional temperature-induced stress distribution pattern in a rail of a tangent constitutes an argument against the established methods. The results reported in this paper should play an important role in guiding site maintenance activities.
      PubDate: 2015-06-16T21:38:09-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954409713516612
      Issue No: Vol. 229, No. 5 (2015)
  • Study on the Maglev vehicle-guideway coupling vibration system
    • Authors: Wang, H; Shen, G, Li, L, Zhong, X.
      Pages: 507 - 517
      Abstract: An innovative control approach for a Maglev system, including a new structure of the Maglev line and a novel levitation control method, is proposed in order to solve the problem of vehicle–guideway coupling vibration. Compared with a traditional Maglev line, the magnetic tracks in the new line are divided into smaller pieces to allow decoupling of the levitation magnets from the flexible supporting beams (steel or concrete beams). The vibration states of the magnetic tracks are introduced into the control system by the state observer, and a controller is designed using the full state feedback method. The effects of various parameters on the stability of the system are investigated. Also, a hardware-in-loop test rig is built to verify the feasibility of the scheme. The following conclusions are drawn based on the obtained results: in the new system, the magnet is dual-decoupled from the carbody and the supporting beam; the relative position between the magnet and the supporting beam exerts a negligible effect on the responses of the track and magnet, this makes it feasible to obtain all the vibration states of the track and the magnet using a state observer; an increase in the mass of the track is conducive to the stability of the system and a low pad stiffness value produces a faster decay ratio of the vibration of the supporting beam; the system’s stability margin is improved as the damping ratio of the supporting beam increases.
      PubDate: 2015-06-16T21:38:09-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954409713516109
      Issue No: Vol. 229, No. 5 (2015)
  • Multi-body dynamics-based sensitivity analysis for a railway vehicle
    • Authors: Ding, G; He, Y, Zou, Y, Li, R, Ma, X, Qin, S.
      Pages: 518 - 529
      Abstract: A railway vehicle is a complicated mechatronic system. Its mechanical structure and connections are key influences on its performance. When a railway vehicle runs at very high speeds its dynamic performance becomes of considerable interest. Therefore, the identification of the design factors that significantly impact on the vehicle’s running behavior, such as safety, stability, comfort and reliability, is a key step towards vehicle design optimization. The optimal design of a railway vehicle is difficult to perform using existing methods due to the complexity inherent in rail/track interactions. Thus, performing a sensitivity analysis of a railway vehicle can be seen as a bridge between performance analysis and an optimal design. This paper presents a sensitivity model that can be used to analyze the performance parameters of a railway vehicle in terms of variation of its design parameters. First, the railway vehicle is described as a multi-body system that can be broken down into its component parts and then, the dynamic behavior of the system is investigated. To simplify the model, a spring/damper connection is used in the classic Hertz nonlinear elastic contact model to represent the force in the normal direction at the wheel/rail contact point. Finally, based on the adjoint variable method, the equations that constitute the sensitivity model of the railway vehicle are derived and analysis software is developed. A case study shows the reliability of the proposed approach.
      PubDate: 2015-06-16T21:38:09-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954409713519086
      Issue No: Vol. 229, No. 5 (2015)
  • Evaluation of the hunting behaviour of a railway vehicle in a curve
    • Authors: Mazzola, L; Alfi, S, Bruni, S.
      Pages: 530 - 541
      Abstract: Experimental evidence, as obtained from line tests, shows that, under some circumstances, the level of hunting motion experienced by a railway vehicle negotiating a curve can be higher than for the same vehicle running at the same speed on tangent track. Starting from this experimental observation, this paper aims to propose a physical explanation for the different hunting behaviour of a railway vehicle running in a curve. After presenting the available experimental evidence, a qualitative examination of the phenomenon is provided. A multi-body model of the vehicle running in a curve is defined and validated against line measurements. This model is then used to numerically evaluate the hunting behaviour of the vehicle in a wide range of curve radii relevant for high-speed lines. In this way, the experimental findings are extended to curve radius and cant deficiency values that were not observed in line tests, due to the use of a specific track section and to the range of speeds covered by the tests.
      PubDate: 2015-06-16T21:38:09-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954409713517379
      Issue No: Vol. 229, No. 5 (2015)
  • Analytical model for predicting the buckling load of continuous welded
           rail tracks
    • Authors: Martinez, I. N; Sanchis, I. V, Fernandez, P. M, Franco, R. I.
      Pages: 542 - 552
      Abstract: The use of continuous welded rail (CWR) track has solved many of the problems associated with tread surface discontinuities that occur in jointed tracks. However, due to the longitudinal expansion of the rails in CWR tracks being highly constrained, the generated compressive stresses in the rails can cause track buckling in the horizontal plane. Track buckling is a complex phenomenon, in which many factors are involved and around which there is much uncertainty. The objective of this paper is to present an analytical model that can be used to calculate the buckling load of a CWR track. This model accounts for the contributions of base, crib and shoulder ballast and includes the effect of vertical loading on each of these components. Moreover, a parametric study based on this model is developed, in order to understand how and the extent to which the considered factors affect track stability. The results of the study indicate that the characteristics of the existing misalignments in the track are the critical parameters involved in the phenomenon. In addition, maintenance operations that affect the ballast, such as tamping or surfacing, and the dimensions and material of the track sleepers are also important factors.
      PubDate: 2015-06-16T21:38:09-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954409713518039
      Issue No: Vol. 229, No. 5 (2015)
  • A numerical method to predict the riding comfort induced by foundation
           construction close to a high-speed-line bridge
    • Authors: Cao, Y; Xia, H, Lu, W, Wang, K, Calcada, R.
      Pages: 553 - 564
      Abstract: This paper proposes a practical method to predict the impact of foundation construction for a new high-speed rail line on running safety and riding comfort of an existing high-speed line. The presented numerical model consists of a bridge girder/pier finite element model, a pier-bearing platform-pile foundation-soil numerical model and a train/bridge interaction model that takes into account the dynamic interactions in the train/bridge/pier/soil system. The proposed method is used in an engineering case study. The results show that the foundation construction has an obvious influence on a nearby existing high-speed-line bridge. The differential settlement of piers leads to an increase in the bridge deflection, and generally the higher the train speed, the larger the deflection. The lateral displacement of the pier has a greater influence on the ride comfort than the vertical differential settlement, and an allowance of 20 mm is suggested for lateral displacement of the pier in a ballasted high-speed line.
      PubDate: 2015-06-16T21:38:09-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954409713519087
      Issue No: Vol. 229, No. 5 (2015)
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