Reliability of Transport Networks (Research Studies in Traffic Engineering)

Reliability of Transport Networks (Research Studies in Traffic Engineering) by MG Bell

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Written By: MG Bell
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Binding: Hardcover
Edition: 1
Language: English
EAN: 9780863802607
Format: Import
ISBN: 0863802605
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 260
Publication Date: 2001-08-09
Manufacturer: Wiley-Blackwell

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Recent high profile disasters, like the Ladbrook Grove rail accident in London, have highlighted the susceptibility of transport networks to severe dislocation from time to time. This is more than just an inconvenience, as emergency services depend on the residual transport network to ferry in help and ferry out the wounded. Spurred on by the catastrophic effects on the transport network of the Kobe earthquake, January 17, 1995, Yasunori Iida of Kyoto University, Japan, organized a small group of international experts to work on the topic of network reliability. The objective of the work, an international seminar was convened in July 1999. This book contains the edited contributions to the seminar.

The issues addressed in the book is not the reliability of individual network components, like bridges or tunnels, which is of course an interesting topic in its own right, but rather the reliability of the network as a whole when parts of it are not performing well. The transport networks of large conurbation's are constantly subjected to disruptions due to accidents, road or rail works, adverse weather, building works, demonstrations, terrorist incidents, etc. The book deals with crucial issues relating to the measurement of reliability, traveler decision-making under uncertainty, the provision of information to travelers, and design of transportation networks.

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