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Book
1 online resource (viii, 278 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps Digital: text file. PDF.
Contains 24 peer-reviewed papers on the design, construction, evaluation and management of pavements. Topics include: mechanistic-empirical design methods; advanced modeling of conventional and permeable pavements; construction specifications and quality; accelerated pavement testing; pavement condition evaluation; and network level management of pavements.
Book
1 online resource (vii, 227 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file. PDF.
Contains 20 peer-reviewed papers on pavement innovation and sustainability. Topics include: structural health monitoring of highway pavements; intelligent compaction; sustainability assessment using life-cycle assessment; climate change impacts; and preparation of pavement infrastructure.
Book
1 online resource (viii, 439 pages) : illustrations (some color) Digital: text file. PDF.
Contains 37 peer-reviewed papers on the testing and characterization of bound and unbound pavement materials. Topics include: laboratory and field characterization of asphalt binders and mixtures; base/subgrade materials; concrete pavements; undbound layer stabilization methods; and recycled materials and in -place recycling techniques.
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Introduction. Specifications for asphalt. Composition. Surface characteristics. Surface course properties. Structural properties. Serviceability properties. Sustainability. Summary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498764056 20171218
This guide reviews the way asphalt mixture can be specified, with particular emphasis on the test methods used to measure performance. The advantages and limitations of the tests are described for measuring the desired property, and engineers can specify a test according to the material's use. The book starts with a resume of specifications and their relative advantages and disadvantages for different situations. Then different properties are discussed in terms of: their specification; the test methods that can be used (primarily the EN 12697 suite of European methods, of which the author has been responsible for drafting); the extent to which the results predict performance; the levels that can be achieved with different asphalt mixes and types; what levels, if any, should be specified in various situations and pavement layers; and which other properties are adversely affected by enhanced performance. The final section covers various aspects of sustainability, with a strong emphasis on durability. Better understanding should enable clients and consultants who specify pavements to produce durable asphalt pavements more economically, and also help asphalt producers and students trying to understand the black art of asphalt.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498764056 20171218
Book
xviii, 279 pages : illustrations ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Intra-vehicle Power Line Communications: Introduction of In-vehicle communication Buses. CAN-based Media Access Control Protocol. Worst Delay Analysis of Intra-vehicle Communication Buses. Inter-vehicle Communications: Physical Channel Modeling and Sharing. MIMO Transmission. Efficient Broadcasting. Lightweight and Adaptive Security Mechanism. Vehicular Data Application: Data Cleaning and Analyzing. Travel Time Estimation. Accurate Location. Map Building. Mobility Model and Safety Control: Mobility Driven by Connected Vehicles. Mobility Modeling with Swarm Behavior. Platoon Collisions. Winding Roads Collisions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351869515 20171218
Connected vehicles and intelligent vehicles have been identified as key technologies for increasing road safety and transport efficiency. This book presents and discusss the recent advances in theory and practice in connected vehicle systems. It covers emerging research that aims at dealing with the challenges in designing the essential functional components of connected vehicles. Major topics include intra- and inter-vehicle communications, mobility model of fleet and ramp merging, trace and position data analysis, security and privacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351869515 20171218
Book
1 online resource : illustrations
  • 1. Characteristics of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Its Relationship With Data Analytics 2. Data Analytics: Fundamentals 3. Data Science Tools and Techniques to Support Data Analytics in Transportation Applications 4. The Centrality of Data: Data Lifecycle and Data Pipelines 5. Data Infrastructure for Intelligent Transportation Systems 6. Security and Data Privacy of Modern Automobiles 7. Interactive Data Visualization 8. Data Analytics in Systems Engineering for Intelligent Transportation Systems 9. Data Analytics for Safety Applications 10. Data Analytics for Intermodal Freight Transportation Applications 11. Social Media Data in Transportation 12. Machine Learning in Transportation Data Analytics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128097151 20170515
Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation Systems provides in-depth coverage of data-enabled methods for analyzing intelligent transportation systems that includes detailed coverage of the tools needed to implement these methods using big data analytics and other computing techniques. The book examines the major characteristics of connected transportation systems, along with the fundamental concepts of how to analyze the data they produce. It explores collecting, archiving, processing, and distributing the data, designing data infrastructures, data management and delivery systems, and the required hardware and software technologies. Users will learn how to design effective data visualizations, tactics on the planning process, and how to evaluate alternative data analytics for different connected transportation applications, along with key safety and environmental applications for both commercial and passenger vehicles, data privacy and security issues, and the role of social media data in traffic planning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128097151 20170515
Book
xiii, 249 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • When roads were bad
  • Alabamians become wide-awake to good roads
  • State highways take the lead
  • Peering beyond the state's boundaries: named trails and interstate highways
  • Laying the foundation for a modern highway system
  • Alabama administers its highway program.
Martin T. Olliff recounts the history of the Good Roads Movement that arose in progressive-era Alabama, how it used the power of the state to achieve its objectives of improving market roads for farmers and highways for automobilists, and how state and federal highway administrations replaced the Good Roads Movement. Getting Out of the Mud: The Alabama Good Roads Movement and Highway Administration, 1898-1928 explores the history of the Good Roads Movement and investigates the nature of early twentieth-century progressivism in the state. Martin T. Olliff reveals how middle-class reformers secured political, economic, and social power not only by fighting against corporate domination and labor recalcitrance but also by proposing alternative projects like road improvement and identifying the interests of the rising middle class as being the most important to public interest. With the development of national markets in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Americans began to regard the nation as a whole, rather than their state or region, as the most important political entity. Many Alabamians wished to travel beyond their local communities in all seasons without getting stuck in the mud of rudimentary rutted dirt roads. The onset of the automobile age bolstered the need for roadmaking, alerting both automobilists and good roads advocates to the possibility of a new transportation infrastructure. The Good Roads Movement began promoting farm-to-market roads, then highways that linked cities, then those that connected states. Federal matching funds for road construction after 1916 led state and federal governments to supplant the Good Roads Movement, building and administering the highway system that emerged by the late 1920s. Olliff's study of how Alabamians dealt with strained resources and overcame serious political obstacles in order to construct a road system that would accommodate economic growth in the twentieth century may offer clues to the resurrection of a similar strategy in our modern era. Many problems are unchanged over the hundred years between crises: Alabamians demand good roads and a government that has the capacity to build and maintain such an infrastructure while, at the same time, citizens are voting into office men and women who promise lower taxes and smaller government.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817319557 20170724
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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pages ; cm
  • 1 Introduction 2 Freeway traffic management centers 3 Sensor applications to ITS 4 Sensor data requirements 5 Modern traffic flow sensor technologies 6 Inductive loop installation and loop system sensitivity 7 Overhead sensor installation and initialization 8 Sensor field tests 9 Sensor specification and testing tools 10 Alternative sources of navigation and traffic flow data 11 Automated vehicles 12 Connected vehicles 13 Systems engineering process 14 National ITS architectures 15 Connected vehicle architectures and applications 16 Sensor and data fusion in traffic management 17 Bayesian inference and Dempster-Shafer evidential reasoning and their application to traffic management.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138634077 20171218
  • Introduction. Freeway Traffic Management Centers. Sensor Applications to ITS. Sensor Data Requirements. Modern Traffic Flow Sensor Technologies. Inductive Loop Installation and Loop System Sensitivity. Overhead Sensor Installation and Initialization. Sensor Specification and Testing Tools. Sensor Field Tests. Alternative Sources of Navigation and Traffic Flow Data. Automated Vehicles. Connected Vehicles. Systems Engineering. National ITS Architectures. Connected Vehicle Architectures and Applications. Sensor and Data Fusion in Traffic Management. Bayesian Inference and Dempster-Shafer Evidential Reasoning and their Application to Traffic Management.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351800969 20171218
An intelligent transportation system (ITS) offers considerable opportunities for increasing the safety, efficiency, and predictability of traffic flow and reducing vehicle emissions. Sensors (or detectors) enable the effective gathering of arterial and controlled-access highway information in support of automatic incident detection, active transportation and demand management, traffic-adaptive signal control, and ramp and freeway metering and dispatching of emergency response providers. As traffic flow sensors are integrated with big data sources such as connected and cooperative vehicles, and cell phones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices, more accurate and timely traffic flow information can be obtained. The book examines the roles of traffic management centers that serve cities, counties, and other regions, and the collocation issues that ensue when multiple agencies share the same space. It describes sensor applications and data requirements for several ITS strategies; sensor technologies; sensor installation, initialization, and field-testing procedures; and alternate sources of traffic flow data. The book addresses concerns related to the introduction of automated and connected vehicles, and the benefits that systems engineering and national ITS architectures in the US, Europe, Japan, and elsewhere bring to ITS. Sensor and data fusion benefits to traffic management are described, while the Bayesian and Dempster-Shafer approaches to data fusion are discussed in more detail. ITS Sensors and Architectures for Traffic Management and Connected Vehicles suits the needs of personnel in transportation institutes and highway agencies, and students in undergraduate or graduate transportation engineering courses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138634077 20171218
Book
68 p. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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pages ; cm
  • Introduction. Opportunistic Networking and Applications. Mobile Ad hoc Networks: Rapidly Deployable Emergency Communications. Opportunistic Vehicular Communications. Routing Protocols in Opportunistic Networks. Smart Environments: Exploiting Passive RFID Technology for Indoor Localization. Smart Homes: Practical Guidelines. Smart Agriculture based on Wireless Sensor Networks. Cognitive Radio Networks. Never Die Network: A Perspective of Opportunistic Networks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466596962 20171218
Opportunistic networking, by definition, allows devices to communicate whenever a window of opportunity is available. Many emerging technologies employ opportunistic exchanges of information. This book addresses this trend in communications engineering, taking into account three specific areas-vehicular, device-to-device (D2D), and cognitive radio-while describing the opportunistic communication methods of each. From smart homes to smart cities, smart agriculture to never-die-networks and beyond, the text explores the state of the art of opportunistic networking, providing the latest research, developments, and practices in one concise source.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466596962 20171218
Book
231 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Map - Early Human Migrations-- On the Road, I-- Bottleneck on the Road from Eden-- Into the Woods-- The Things They Carried-- Warriors' Roads-- Across the Water-- Mystery Roads-- The Revenge of the Road-- Speeding-- On the road, II-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780889774773 20171017
Accessible and entertaining, this book begins with the story of how anatomically modern humans left Africa to populate the world. She then carries us along the Silk Road in Central Asia, and tells of roads built for war in Persia, the Andes, and the Roman Empire. She sails across the seas, and introduces the first railways, all before plunking us down in the middle of a massive, modern freeway. The book closes with a view from the end of the road, literally and figuratively, asking, can we meet the challenges presented by a mode of travel dependent on hydrocarbons, or will we decline, like so many civilisations that have come before us?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780889774773 20171017
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiv, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction: Revolutionary Roads Chapter 1: "A Good Road . . . Brings Life to All of the Towns It Passes": The Fight for a National and Public Road-Building Program Chapter 2: "Everyone Was Ready to Do Their Part": Road Politics and State Bureaucracies Take Shape in Nuevo Leon and Veracruz Chapter 3: "So That These Problems May Be Placed in the Hand of the President": Roads and Motor Travel under Cardenismo Chapter 4: "We March with Mexico for Liberty!": Road Building in Wartime Chapter 5: "Those Who Do Not Look Forward Are Left Behind": Alemanismo's Road to Prosperity Chapter 6: Charting the Contours: State Power in Mexico's Road-Building Efforts Appendix A: Comparing the Real Cost of Federal and State Spending on Roads Appendix B: Comparing the Budgets for Program for Cooperation on Roads and the Comision Nacional de Caminos Vecinales Appendix C: Minimum Wages in Nuevo Leon and Veracruz for Road Workers Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496202468 20171211
In Routes of Compromise Michael K. Bess studies the social, economic, and political implications of road building and state formation in Mexico through a comparative analysis of Nuevo Leon and Veracruz from the 1920s to the 1950s. He examines how both foreign and domestic actors, working at local, national, and transnational levels, helped determine how Mexico would build and finance its roadways. While Veracruz offered a radical model for regional construction that empowered agrarian communities, national consensus would solidify around policies championed by Nuevo Leon's political and commercial elites. Bess shows that no single political figure or central agency dominated the process of determining Mexico's road-building policies. Instead, provincial road-building efforts highlight the contingent nature of power and state formation in midcentury Mexico.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496202468 20171211
Green Library
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Cognitive Radio. Introduction to Cognitive Radio Technologies. Spectrum Sensing Models in Ad Hoc Networks. Security Aspects in Cognitive Radio Networks. Cooperative Spectrum Sensing. Cognitive Radio for Vehicular Networks. Introduction to Cognitive Vehicular Networks (CVN). Spectrum Allocation Techniques in CVN. Cognitive Routing in CVN. Data Dissemination in CVN. Peer-to-Peer Architectures for CVN. Applications for CVN. Social-Based Applications for CVN. Infotainment in CVN. Crowd Sourcing Applications for CVN.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498721929 20171218
A comprehensive text on both current and emerging areas of cognitive vehicular networks, this book focuses on a new class of mobile ad hoc networks. It uses a pedagogical approach utilizing cognitive aspects applied to vehicular environments and comprises contributions from well-known and high profile researchers in their respective specialties. The book provides significant technical and practical insights on different perspectives, starting from a basic background on cognitive radio, interrelated technologies, application to vehicular networks, technical challenges, and future trends.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498721929 20171218
Book
1 online resource (88 pages) : illustrations.
"TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 485: Converting Paved Roads to Unpaved explores how common and under what conditions paved roads are converted to unpaved. NCHRP Synthesis 485 found that the practice of converting paved roads to unpaved is relatively widespread; recent road conversion projects were identified in 27 states. These are primarily rural, low-volume roads that were paved when asphalt and construction prices were low. Those asphalt roads have now aged well beyond their design service life, are rapidly deteriorating, and are both difficult and expensive to maintain. Instead, many local road agencies are converting these deteriorated paved roads to unpaved as a more sustainable solution. According to the report, local road agencies have experienced positive outcomes by converting roads. Many local road agencies reported cost savings after converting, compared with the costs of continuing maintenance of the deteriorating paved road, or repaving. One key to successful conversion is early involvement of the public in the planning process. Other techniques that can be used to improve the overall results of a project include treating or stabilizing granular surfaces to control dust, limiting the rate of aggregate loss, and reducing motor grader/blade maintenance frequency. Stabilization procedures can also improve safety, increase public acceptance, and reduce life-cycle costs and environmental impacts after a conversion has taken place."--Publisher's description.
Book
1 online resource (xxiii, 431 pages).
  • Chapter 1: History and deployment of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) technologies and an outline of the book chapters Chapter 2: ITS evaluation policy - Culture and needs Chapter 3: Frameworks and methods for ITS evaluation Chapter 4: Evaluation of the impact of ITS Chapter 5: ITS evaluation - A network perspective Chapter 6: Field Operational Tests (FOTs) - The ultimate answer to impact evaluation? Chapter 7: Assessing transport measures using cost-benefit and multi-criteria analysis Chapter 8: Technical assessment of the performance of in-vehicle systems Chapter 9: Evaluation of ITS: opportunities and challenges in the era of new pervasive technology Chapter 10: Evaluating cooperative ITS Chapter 11: The evolution towards automated driving - Classification ofimpacts, review of assessments of automated driving functions, challenges for evaluation Chapter 12: User-related evaluation of ADAS and automated driving Chapter 13: Towards a coherent cost-benefit analysis of ITS - A review of effects and assessments of ITS applications for traffic management in Sweden Chapter 14: Effectiveness of Intelligent Transport Systems: Wet Weather Pilot Chapter 15: Benefits and evaluation of ITS projects - Examples from China Chapter 16: Overload control benefit and cost considerations Chapter 17: Evaluation of intelligent road transport systems: key findings, challenges and future work .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785611735 20170117
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) use information and communications technologies (ICT) to deliver transport improvements instead of extending physical infrastructure, thereby saving money and reducing environmental impact. This book provides an overview of ICT-based intelligent road transport systems with an emphasis on evaluation methods and recent evaluation results of ITS development and deployment. Topics covered include: ITS evaluation policy; frameworks and methods for ITS evaluation; ITS impact evaluation; the network perspective; field operational tests (FOTs); assessing transport measures using cost-benefit and multicriteria analysis; technical assessment of the performance of in-vehicle systems; opportunities and challenges in the era of new pervasive technology; evaluation of automated driving functions; user-related evaluation of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and automated driving; evaluation of traffic management; performance assessment of a wet weather pilot system; case studies from China; heavy vehicle overload control benefit and cost. With chapters from an international panel of leading experts, this book is essential reading for researchers and advanced students from academia, industry and government working in intelligent road transport systems. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785611735 20170117
Book
v, 22 pages.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Flexible pavements
  • Pavement & Bitumen
  • Pavement performance & LCCA
  • Pavement structures
  • Pavements & environment
  • Rigid pavements
  • Safety
  • Traffic engineering
  • Other topics.
Functional Pavement Design is a collections of 186 papers from 27 different countries, which were presented at the 4th Chinese-European Workshops (CEW) on Functional Pavement Design (Delft, the Netherlands, 29 June-1 July 2016). The focus of the CEW series is on field tests, laboratory test methods and advanced analysis techniques, and cover analysis, material development and production, experimental characterization, design and construction of pavements. The main areas covered by the book include: - Flexible pavements- Pavement and bitumen- Pavement performance and LCCA- Pavement structures- Pavements and environment- Pavements and innovation- Rigid pavements- Safety- Traffic engineering Functional Pavement Design aims at contributing to the establishment of a new generation of pavement design methodologies in which rational mechanics principles, advanced constitutive models and advanced material characterization techniques shall constitute the backbone of the design process. The book will be much of interest to professionals and academics in pavement engineering and related disciplines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315643274 20171218
Book
1 online resource (23 pages) : illustrations, charts.
  • Summary
  • Background
  • European ETAG 27 testing standards
  • Proposed ETAG 27 acceptance procedures for agencies
  • Proposed inventory and condition assessment of rockfall fence systems for agencies
  • Discussion of management of rockfall fence systems after inventory and condition assessment
  • Proposed performance-based special provision for rockfall fence systems-- References.
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 823: Guidelines for Certification and Management of Flexible Rockfall Protection Systems provides advice on rockfall fence systems for transportation agencies. It also outlines data that are needed to evaluate the results of rockfall fence systems tested using the procedure recommended for acceptance. Finally, the report presents guidelines for asset management for rockfall fence systems to assist transportation agencies in incorporating these systems into existing transportation asset management plans.
Book
1 online resource (468 pages) : illustrations, tables
The book provides a systematic overview of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). First, it includes an insight into the reference architectures developed within the main EU research projects. Then, it delves into each of the layers of such architectures, from physical to application layer, describing the technological issues which are being currently faced by some of the most important ITS research groups. The book concludes with some end user services and applications deployed by industrial partners. This book is a well-balanced combination of academic contributions and industrial applications in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems. The most representative technologies and research results achieved by some of the most relevant research groups working on ITS, collated to show the chances of generating industrial solutions to be deployed in real transportation environments..
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118894781 20170502
Book
1 online resource.
  • Introduction.- Cost Effective Design Processes.- Functional ITS Design Issues.- Non-Recurrent Congestion - Improvement of Time to Clear Incidents.- Non-Recurrent Congestion: Incident Information to Motorists.- Recurrent Congestion - Information to Motorists.- Ramp Metering.- Transportation Management Centers.- Evaluation of System Design and Operation.- Active Traffic Management (ATM).- Corridor Management.- Website Support.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319147673 20160619
Intelligent Transportation Systems: Functional Design for Economical and Efficient Traffic Management provides practical guidance on the efficient use of resources in the design of ITS. The author explains how functional design alternatives can meet project objectives and requirements with optimal cost effectiveness and clarifies how transportation planning and traffic diversion principles relate to functional ITS device selections and equipment locations. Methodologies for translating objectives to functional device types, determining device deployment densities and determining the best placement of CCTV cameras and message signs are provided, as are models for evaluating the benefits of design alternatives based on traffic conditions. Readers will learn how to reduce recurrent congestion, improve incident clearance time in non-recurrent congestion, provide real-time incident information to motorists, and leverage transportation management center data for lane control through important new active transportation and demand management (ATDM) methods. Finally, the author examines exciting developments in connected vehicle technologies, exploring their potential to greatly improve safety, mobility and energy efficiency. This resource will greatly benefit all ITS designers and managers and is of pivotal importance for operating agencies performing evaluations to justify operational funding and system expansions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319147673 20160619