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Concise Encyclopedia of Traffic and Transportation Systems : Volume 6 - M. Papageorgiou

Concise Encyclopedia of Traffic and Transportation Systems

Volume 6

By: M. Papageorgiou (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th July 1991
ISBN: 9780080362038
Number Of Pages: 680

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The vast expansion of transportation systems on land, sea and in the air throughout the twentieth century has allowed for the development of economic, social and political connections across the globe undreamed of by our ancestors. However, this expansion has brought with it familiar problems such as airport delays and gridlock in our major cities. Fortunately, parallel progress in system science and information technology can provide us with the appropriate tools for rational and efficient solutions to our exponentially increasing transportation demands. This encyclopedia addresses the analysis, modelling and control of today's and tomorrow's traffic and transportation systems in a concise, comprehensive single volume. Well over 100 articles have been specially commissioned, or revised from the acclaimed "Systems & Control Encyclopedia," to provide an overview of and first reference to models, control methods and practical aspects of all forms of traffic and transportation systems with a particular emphasis on efficient utilization of available infrastructure, plus a consideration of their historical, organizational, economic and social impacts. The "Concise Encyclopedia of Traffic & Transportation Systems" will be essential for professional and academic scientists and engineers in any discipline concerned with the movement of people and materials.

(partial) Selected articles: Air traffic control: an overview
Airborne collision avoidance
Automated guideway transit systems and personal rapid transit systems
Automatic train control: protection principles
Broadcasting communication systems
Car-following models
Cellular communication systems
Container terminal management
Data links in aeronautics
Discrete-time point processes: applications to road traffic
Evaluation of traffic control systems
Expert systems approach to rail traffic control
Flight activity in general aviation
Freeway network control
Fuel conservation: sea transport
High-speed railroad networks in Europe
High-speed railroad networks in Japan
IFAC working group on transportation systems
In-vehicle equipment for future traffic control systems
Kinematic wave theory
Mobile communication
Marine fleet planning and scheduling
Navigation control of ships
Network modelling and control: store-and-forward approach
On-ramp control: realization principles
Origin-destination matrix: dynamic estimation
Parking control systems
Prediction of traffic flow
Queuing theory applications
Railroad systems: line supervision and control
Road traffic control, demand-responsive
Route guidance, collective
Safety of road traffic
Ship stabilization: history
Shortest-path algorithms
Simulation of urban traffic: software environments
Social issues of transportation
Traffic office management
Transportation planning: activity-based approach
Underground railroad modelling and control
Vehicle monitoring and control for buses, trolleys and streetcars
Vessel traffic services: management from shore
Visual and instrument flying rules
1500 lit
approx., 392 illus
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ISBN: 9780080362038
ISBN-10: 0080362036
Series: Advances in Systems Control and Information Engineering
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 680
Published: 5th July 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 3.66
Weight (kg): 1.38
Edition Number: 2