Urban and Regional Transportation Modeling: Essays in Honor by Der-Horng Lee, David E. Boyce

By Der-Horng Lee, David E. Boyce

Honoring David Boyce for his mythical contributions to the fields of transportation modeling and local technological know-how, the chapters during this festschrift spotlight and research state of the art and state-of-the-practice methodologies and theories in transportation modeling, local and concrete making plans. Authors from academia and undefined, all specialists in making plans, engineering, administration, economics and similar disciplines, supply vital new contributions to this wide-ranging literature, in addition to extensions of David Boyce's seminal paintings. This quantity is going well past the normal festschrift and stands as an incredible reference instrument in its personal correct. lecturers, researchers and scholars will locate this entire quantity a invaluable extra to their library.

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Crashworthiness of Transportation Systems: Structural Impact by Albert I. King (auth.), Jorge A. C. Ambrósio, Manuel F. O.

By Albert I. King (auth.), Jorge A. C. Ambrósio, Manuel F. O. Seabra Pereira, Fernando Pina da Silva (eds.)

A systematic therapy of present crashworthiness perform within the car, railroad and airplane industries. Structural, external and inside layout, occupant biomechanics, seat and reticence platforms are handled, taking account of statistical information, present laws and cutting-edge layout instrument functions. Occupant kinematics and biomechanics are reviewed, resulting in a easy figuring out of human tolerance to affect and of using anthropometric try dummies and mathematical modelling concepts. varieties of restraining platforms are defined when it comes to impression biomechanics. the cloth and structural behaviour of car elements is mentioned on the subject of crash checking out. quite a few generic concepts for simulating occupants and buildings are provided, specifically using multibody dynamics, finite point equipment and simplified macro-elements, within the context of layout instruments of accelerating complexity, that are used to version either cars and occupants.
Audience: an exceptional reference for researchers, engineers, scholars and all different execs concerned with crashworthiness work.

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Intelligent Freight Transportation (Automation and Control by Petros A. Ioannou

By Petros A. Ioannou

Expanding capability at ports and items circulation within the provide chain ordinarily, whereas additionally pleasant environmental, monetary, political, hard work union, and different constraints is, arguably, the best problem of contemporary transportation. With house at a top rate and prices during the roof, it really is more and more seen that the normal ideas will not be possible within the brief- or perhaps medium-term. notwithstanding, advances in info expertise, telecommunications, info administration, and computation instruments, coupled with fresh learn in structures optimization and keep an eye on, may supply promising new techniques.

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ITF Round Tables Integration and Competition between by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

By Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

A few very huge multinational delivery and logistics organizations have emerged to supply built-in delivery companies to shippers within the globalised economic system. Do those businesses get away regulatory oversight from nationwide festival specialists as a result of their sheer scale? Do they pose extra threats to pageant once they merge with or gather different businesses within the provide chain?
The around desk introduced pageant specialists including researchers on maritime transport, rail freight and logistics to spot serious festival concerns and acceptable regulatory responses. An exam of the techniques of delivery and logistics businesses unearths that vertical integration can yield efficiencies, yet frequently displays a necessity to enhance using dear fastened resources instead of regulate all elements of the provision chain. This frequently explains why transport strains gather terminal operators. Horizontal acquisitions, the place related businesses serving an identical marketplace merge, usually tend to elevate pageant issues. difficulties are rather vulnerable to come up at bottleneck infrastructure facilities.
The around desk document presents an fiscal framework for analyzing festival in worldwide shipping and logistics companies, discusses the adequacy of the treatments on hand to regulators while pageant is threatened, and explores the function of pageant gurus and delivery Ministries in making sure markets are efficient.
Table of content material :
Summary of Discussion 
Empirical proof for Integration and Disintegration of Maritime delivery, Port and Logistics actions, via Antoine FRÉMONT (France)
-1. Introduction
-2. Containerisation and horizontal and/or vertical integration processes
-3. a robust horizontal integration dynamic, constrained vertical integration
-4. 3 forms of logistics
-5. Conclusion
Market energy and Vertical and Horizontal Integration within the Maritime delivery and Port undefined, via Eddy VAN DE VOORDE and Thierry VANELSLANDER (Belgium)
-1. Introduction
-2. The complexity of the maritime logistics chain
-3. types of integration within the maritime logistics chain
-4. In-depth research of horizontal and vertical co-operation between transport businesses and tocs
-5. purposes for integration
-6. funds or gamble? a glance at a few attainable destiny scenarios
-7. Conclusions
Railway and Ports corporation within the Republic of South Africa and Turkey: The Integrators Paradise?, by way of Louis S. Thompson (USA)
-1. Introduction
-2. Structural definition and dialogue of logistics
-3. The Republic of South Africa (RSA) case
-4. The Turkey case
-5. The RSA and Turkey instances compared
-6. Impressions for dialogue in accordance with RSA and Turkey 
Are horizontal mergers and vertical integration a problem?, through Simon PILSBURY, Sissy MÃœLLER (Belgium), Andrew MEANEY (United Kingdom)
-1. Introduction
-2. assessment of the rail freight market
-3. Framework for festival assessments
-4. Horizontal mergers
-5. Vertical mergers
-6. Conglomerate mergers
-7. Conclusions and components for debate
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Fuel Hedging and Risk Management: Strategies for Airlines, by Simo M. Dafir, Vishnu N. Gajjala

By Simo M. Dafir, Vishnu N. Gajjala

A hands-on advisor to navigating the hot gas markets

Fuel Hedging and probability administration: recommendations for airways, Shippers and different shoppers provides a transparent and useful figuring out of commodity cost dynamics, key gasoline hedging options, and threat administration concepts for the company gasoline buyer. It covers the commodity markets and spinoff tools in a way obtainable to company treasurers, monetary officials, probability managers, commodity investors, structurers, in addition to quantitative execs dealing within the power markets.

The ebook incorporates a big choice of key issues on the topic of commodities and derivatives markets, monetary hazard research of commodity shoppers, hedge application layout and implementation, vanilla derivatives and unique hedging items. The e-book is exclusive in supplying intuitive counsel on realizing the dynamics of ahead curves and volatility time period constitution for commodities, gas derivatives valuation and counterparty danger techniques equivalent to CVA, DVA and FVA. totally up to date and suitable, this publication contains entire case reports that illustrate the hedging procedure from belief to execution and tracking of hedges in diversified situations.

This sensible advisor can assist the reader:

  • Gain professional perception into all points of gasoline hedging, fee and volatility drivers and dynamics.
  • Develop a framework for monetary danger research and hedge programs.
  • Navigate risky strength markets through applying potent probability administration techniques.
  • Manage undesirable dangers linked to commodity derivatives via realizing liquidity and credits hazard calculations, publicity optimization ideas, credits fees comparable to CVA, DVA, FVA, etc.

Praise for Fuel Hedging and hazard Management

"Risk administration is an artwork, now not a technology, however it definitely is helping to understand loads of technological know-how. during this publication, the authors offer an outstanding review of either qualitative and quantitative features of threat administration and the way to layout and implement potent win-win gas oil hedging concepts that would in achieving the specified ambitions below general and severe industry conditions.

In addition to discussing key foundational concerns, the e-book additionally discusses a framework to appreciate and deal with highly vital second-order results, similar to credits danger or margin calls or asset-liability mismatches, that have the aptitude to show a good suggestion right into a undesirable outcome.

A needs to learn for someone within the finance division of a company, exchange residence, or monetary company fascinated with gasoline oil hedging."
—Diego Parrilla, Former international Head of Commodity recommendations and Head of Commodities, financial institution of America

"This ebook offers hugely priceless insights into hedging and danger administration methodologies, in addition to conception, for the clients of strength items. Dafir presents instinct stemming from not only top-tier commodity structuring services, but additionally broader perception from his prior event as a credits derivatives and exotics trader."
—Mitch Matharu, former Head of Structuring, Merrill Lynch

"An Absolute needs to learn. From the basics of oil markets to the foremost issues in negotiating a credits contract and minimizing hedging expenditures, passing via the subtleties of implied volatility floor development and its implications in derivatives pricing, this publication will give you the quintessential practitioner's toolbox, beneficial no matter if you're a amateur or a pro gasoline trader."
—Frederic Cogny, international Head of Commodities established items buying and selling, regular Chartered Bank

"In this ebook, Dafir blends his deep wisdom of the commodity markets and the vagaries of the monetary marketplace along with his really good mathematical skill to discover gasoline hedging in a fashion obtainable to gasoline Procurement Departments, CFOs and board members."
Mark Long, Former Head and handling Director of Merrill Lynch Commodities Asia

". . . This booklet is a hands-on consultant for someone drawn to "Fuel Hedging and threat Management", together with legal professionals excited about the execution of commodities hedging transactions and similar ISDA and CSA negotiations."
Justin Boyd, Former Head of economic Markets criminal, ordinary Chartered Bank

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Alco Locomotives by Brian Solomon

By Brian Solomon

As soon as the second-largest steam locomotive builder within the united states, American Locomotive corporation (Alco) produced 75,000 locomotives, between them such well-known examples because the 4-6-4 Hudsons and 4-8-4 Niagaras outfitted for the hot York significant, and the 4-6-6-4 Challengers and 4-8-8-4 immense Boys equipped for the Union Pacific.  Alco Locomotives is the 1st ebook to inform the entire tale of this corporation valuable to American railroad history—and loved by way of railfans for its wealthy history and its underdog allure. famous rail historian Brian Solomon appears again on the founding of Schenectady Locomotive Works in 1848 and proceeds to hide that company’s merger with a number of smaller locomotive developers in 1901 to shape Alco. Solomon describes the locomotives that made Alco’s identify around the globe, from the traditional designs like Mikados, Atlantics, and Mallets to the extra strong and flashy post–World struggle I versions. His special, richly illustrated narrative re-creates the drama of a difficult, formidable corporation within the American tradition—rising repeatedly to the calls for of an ever-changing and economic system.   Solomon additionally covers Alco electrics (built in partnership with GE), in addition to the company’s winning and quirky diesel choices, together with the RS-2 and RS-3 highway switchers, FA/FB street freight devices, PA highway passenger diesel, and the wares of Canadian associate Montreal Locomotive Works. Enlivened by means of various historic photos, glossy photos, curious information, and firsthand money owed, this heritage is an entire, attention-grabbing, and becoming tribute to a real icon of yankee railroading.

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Transportation and Traffic Theory: Flow, Dynamics and Human by Hani S. Mahmassani

By Hani S. Mahmassani

The ISTTT sequence is the most accumulating for the worlds transportation and site visitors theorists, and the ensuing quantity is a field-defining milestone that includes the main promising considering and theoretical advancements. It displays the foremost renewal the sector is experiencing, with the access of many new scientists from quite a few disciplines, and the mutual coexistence of progressively more theoretical views and modelling cultures. whereas this quantity covers a variety of elements of the modelling of transportation approaches as complicated structures, an overarching subject matter is the popularity that those structures are a collective expression of person human judgements. an important variety of the contributions released the following consequently care for a few element of human behaviour no matter if as visitors, drivers, passengers, operators, or regulators reflecting the good strides being made in constructing theories and mathematical representations of those phenomena. crucial examining for an individual drawn to learning or knowing site visitors and transportation phenomena and in constructing potent methods to making plans, layout and administration of transportation platforms.

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