Essays about: "railway"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 435 essays containing the word railway.

  1. 1. Analysis of Positional Precision when Using Ground Control Points with Supported INS in GNSS-Free Environments

    University essay from KTH/Fastigheter och byggande

    Author : Linus Bäckström; Patrik Grenert; [2021]
    Keywords : Track maintenance; GNSS; INS; GCP; GNSS-free environments; Railway positioning; Rälsunderhåll; GNSS; INS; Kända punkter; Avsaknad av GNSS; Positionering på räls;

    Abstract : Railway traffic is one of the most used transportation methods in today's society both for freight transports and transportation of people. A necessity for this to function is that the tracks upon which the trains travel are functional. READ MORE

  2. 2. Another Lunatic Line? An Economic Evaluation of the Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Hedda Most; [2021]
    Keywords : Transportation Infrastructure; Railways; Kenya; Differences-in-Differences; Income; Economic Growth; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : This research paper seeks to examine the emerging role of transportation infrastructure on economic activity in low-income countries due to its vital part in facilitating deeper integration of markets, hence fostering inclusive growth and prosperity for the poor. Although its economic causal framework suggests ambiguous results, transportation investments account for the largest share of the World Bank's lending to developing countries. READ MORE

  3. 3. Parametric Studies of Train-Track-Bridge Interaction : An evaluation of the dynamic amplification due to track irregularities for freight transport

    University essay from KTH/Bro- och stålbyggnad

    Author : Rasmus Elm Dahlman; Emil Lundberg; [2021]
    Keywords : Dynamics; dynamic amplification factor; railway bridge; train-track-bridge interaction; vehicle model; track irregularities; PSD; Dynamisk förstoringsfaktor; dynamik; järnvägsbroar; tåg-spår-bro interaktion; fordonsmodell; spårojämnheter; PSD;

    Abstract : In this thesis a train-track-bridge interaction (TTBI) model is developed in order to study the dynamic amplification from track irregularities on railway bridges traversed by freight trains. These simulations are of great importance since rail freight transport is expected to increase in order to meet the climate goals. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Effect of High Wheel Impact Load on the Rail Reliability - a Case Study at Bodsjön

    University essay from KTH/Spårfordon

    Author : Ngoc Thúy Vy Dang; [2021]
    Keywords : rail defects; rail reliability; Ultrasonic Test; wheel damage; Wheel Impact Load Detector; statistics; järnvägsdefekter; järnvägssäkerhet; ultraljudstest; hjulskador; hjullastningsdetektor; statistik;

    Abstract : This study focuses on the reliability of railway track in the relation with high loads resulted from wheel damages, where higher (dynamic) vertical wheel loads are expected from trains with damaged wheels. The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) has monitored and recorded data of rail defects and breaks. READ MORE

  5. 5. Influence of load distribution on trough bridges

    University essay from Luleå tekniska universitet/Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser

    Author : Jacob Gustafsson; [2021]
    Keywords : Bridge; Trough bridge; Concrete; Load distribution; Ballast;

    Abstract : There are approximately 4000 railway bridges in Sweden and a common construction type is the short span concrete trough bridge. With the current standards the load distribution through ballast is assumed to be uniformly distributed with a distribution slope of 2:1 according to the Swedish Administration of Transport or 4:1 according to Eurocode 1. READ MORE