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The Aerodynamics of a Container Freight Train [electronic resource] / by David Soper.

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dc.contributor.author Soper, David. author.
dc.contributor.author SpringerLink (Online service)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-02T02:32:43Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-02T02:32:43Z
dc.date.created 2016.
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.isbn 9783319332796
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.conacyt.gov.py/xmlui/handle/123456789/17703
dc.description XLIII, 287 p. 146 illus., 135 illus. in color.
dc.description.abstract This outstanding thesis characterises the aerodynamic flow around a container freight train; investigating how changing container loading configurations affect the magnitude of aerodynamic forces measured on a container. 1/25th scale moving-model freight train experiments were carried out at the University of Birmingham’s TRAIN rig facility to investigate slipstream velocities and static pressure, as well as measuring, using a specifically designed on-board pressure monitoring system, the aerodynamic loads on containers. Results were compared with full scale data and assessed in terms European standards for trackside worker and passenger safety limits. Rail vehicle aerodynamic studies have tended to previously focus on high speed passenger trains in line with increases in train speed. The research presented within this thesis highlights the issues associated with the aerodynamic development around a freight train, providing the foundations for further research and a basis from which to develop international safety standards in relation to freight, as well as high speed trains.
dc.description.tableofcontents Introduction -- Literature Review -- Slipstream Experiment Setup -- Slipstream Data Processing Methodology -- Slipstream Data Analysis, Results and Discussion -- Aerodynamic Load Experiment Setup -- Aerodynamic Load Experiment Processing Methodology -- Aerodynamic Load Analysis, Results and Discussion -- Conclusions and Recommendations for Further Work.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2016.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Springer eBooks
dc.relation.ispartofseries Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2190-5053
dc.relation.ispartofseries Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2190-5053
dc.relation.uri http://cicco.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33279-6
dc.subject Engineering.
dc.subject Fluids.
dc.subject Quality control.
dc.subject Reliability.
dc.subject Industrial safety.
dc.subject Transportation engineering.
dc.subject Traffic engineering.
dc.subject Engineering.
dc.subject Transportation Technology and Traffic Engineering.
dc.subject Fluid- and Aerodynamics.
dc.subject Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk.
dc.subject.ddc 629.04 23
dc.subject.lcc TA1001-TA1280
dc.subject.lcc HE331-HE380
dc.subject.other Engineering (Springer-11647)
dc.title The Aerodynamics of a Container Freight Train [electronic resource] / by David Soper.
dc.type text
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-319-33279-6
dc.identifier.bib 978-3-319-33279-6
dc.format.rdamedia computer
dc.format.rdacarrier online resource
dc.format.rda text file PDF

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