Search for dissertations about: "railway tracks"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 33 swedish dissertations containing the words railway tracks.

  1. 1. Railway operation analysis : Evaluation of quality, infrastructure and timetable on single and double-track lines with analytical models and simulation

    Author : Olov Lindfeldt; Bo-Lennart Nelldal; Lars-Göran Mattsson; Ingo Hansen; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; Railway operation; Railway capacity; Single-track; Double-track; Partial double-track; Inter-station distance; Delay; Delay propagation; Crossing; Overtaking; Timetable flexibility; Simulation; Experimental design; Civil engineering and architecture; Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur;

    Abstract : This thesis shows the advantages of simple models for analysis of railway operation. It presents two tools for infrastructure and timetable planning. It shows how the infrastructure can be analysed through fictive line designs, how the timetable can be treated as a variable and how delays can be used as performance measures. READ MORE

  2. 2. Quality on single-track railway lines with passenger traffic : Anlytical model for evaluation of crossing stations and partial double-tracks

    Author : Olov Lindfeldt; Bo-Lennart Nelldal; Lars-Göran Mattsson; Nils Olsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : Railway operation; Railway capacity; single-track; crossing station; partial double-track; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Railway transportation is showing a substantial increase. Investments in new infrastructure, new fast and comfortable vehicles, and high frequency of service are important factors behind the increase.Infrastructure configuration and timetable construction play important roles in the competitiveness of railway transportation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Modelling the acoustic performance of slab tracks

    Author : Jannik Theyssen; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; rolling noise; acoustic optimisation; numerical modelling; railway noise; slab track;

    Abstract : Transport is a major contributor to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Railway transport has a small footprint compared to other means of transport. This is one reason for the construction of new high-speed railway lines world-wide. READ MORE

  4. 4. Towards Optimization of Railway Turnouts

    Author : Björn Pålsson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; dynamic vehicle–track interaction; turnout; switch crossing; wheel and rail wear;

    Abstract : The turnout (Switch & Crossing) is a vital component in railway networks as it provides flexibility to traffic operation by allowing trains to switch between tracks. The flexibility comes at a cost as the common lack of a transition curve in the diverging route together with the variation and discontinuities in rail profiles result in higher rail degradation rates than in regular track. READ MORE

  5. 5. Modelling Stiffness and Damping by Use of Fractional Calculus with Application to Railpads

    Author : Åsa Fenander; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : stiffness; initial conditions; modal synthesis; time integration; measurements; fractional calculus; railway tracks; fractional integrals; damping; railpads; structural dynamics; fractional derivatives; mathematical models;

    Abstract : When studying the dynamic behaviour of a structure, e g a railway track, it is important for the analyst to model both stiffness and damping accurately. Mathematical models including fractional derivatives have been found to work well for many materials. Such models are linear and causal. READ MORE