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Future trends in railway engineering

Iwnicki, S. (2009) Future trends in railway engineering. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 223 (12). pp. 2743-2750. ISSN 0954-4062

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    This article reviews the current state of railway engineering with a focus on the steady development of conventional technology that has led to the 575 km/h run of the French TGV train in 2007. Several key engineering areas are explored and predictions made for future technological developments in vehicle and track design including active suspension, improved aerodynamic performance, and novel track systems such as slab track. Non-conventional technologies such as magnetic levitation are discussed but the conclusion arrived at is that considerable improvements are still possible through optimization and incremental development of conventional engineering solutions and that, in the short to medium term, implementation of radically novel systems is less likely.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
    School of Computing and Engineering > Institute of Railway Research
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    Depositing User: Graham Stone
    Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2012 13:43
    Last Modified: 10 Jun 2013 12:02


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