Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering: Evaluation & Implementation

Hardcover | May 14, 2014

byFrancis Vanek, Largus Angenent, James Banks

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Engineer and implement sustainable transportation solutions

Featuring in-depth coverage of passenger and freight transportation, this comprehensive resource discusses contemporary transportation systems and options for improving their sustainability. The book addresses vehicle and infrastructure design, economics, environmental concerns, energy security, and alternative energy sources and platforms. Worked-out examples, case studies, illustrations, equations, and end-of-chapter problems are also included in this practical guide.

Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering covers:

  • Background on energy security and climate change
  • Systems analysis tools and techniques
  • Individual choices and transportation demand
  • Transportation systems and vehicle design
  • Physical design of transportation infrastructure
  • Congestion mitigation in urban passenger transportation
  • Role of intelligent transportation systems
  • Public transportation and multimodal solutions
  • Personal mobility and accessibility
  • Intercity passenger transportation
  • Freight transportation function and current trends
  • Freight modal and supply chain management approaches
  • Spatial and geographic aspects of freight transportation
  • Alternative fuels and platforms
  • Electricity and hydrogen as alternative fuels
  • Bioenergy resources and systems
  • Transportation security and planning for extreme weather events

    PRAISE FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING:

    "This book addresses one of the great challenges of the 21st century--how to transform our resource-intensive passenger and freight transportation system into a set of low-carbon, economically efficient, and socially equitable set of services." -- Dan Sperling, Professor and Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, author of Two Billion Cars: Driving toward Sustainability

    "...provides a rich tool kit for students of sustainable transportation, embracing a systems approach.The authors aptly blend engineering, economics, and environmental impact analysis approaches." -- Susan Shaheen, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California, Berkeley

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Engineer and implement sustainable transportation solutionsFeaturing in-depth coverage of passenger and freight transportation, this comprehensive resource discusses contemporary transportation systems and options for improving their sustainability. The book addresses vehicle and infrastructure design, economics, environmental concerns...

Francis M. Vanek, Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer and Research Associate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, where he specializes in energy efficiency, alternative energy, and energy for transportation. He is the lead author of Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation and Implementation, Second Edition. ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.5 × 7.6 × 1.2 inPublished:May 14, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071800123

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Table of Contents

Part I - Overview
Ch 1. Introduction
Ch 2. Major Challenges - finite resources, transportation congestion, climate change

Part II - Tools
Ch 3. A Systems Approach to Solving Transportation Problems
Ch 4. Transportation Technology Considerations
Ch 5. Modeling of Consumer Choice

Part III - Passenger Transporation
Ch 6. Overview of Passenger Transportation
Ch 7. Private Light-Duty Vehicle Solutions
Ch 8. Multimodal Passenger Transportation Solutions
Ch 9. Intercity Transportation Solutions

Part IV - Freight Transportation
Ch 10. Overview of Freight Transportation
Ch 11. Intramodal Solutions
Ch 12. Intermodal and Multimodal Solutions
Ch 13. Supply Chain Level Solutions

Part V - System-Wide Transportation Issues
Ch 14. Energy Security and Conventional Energy
Ch 15. Transportation and Air Quality
Ch 16. Electrified Transportation
Ch 17. Biofuel Transporation
Ch 18. Transportation and Security
Ch 19. Transportation Planning for Emergencies

Part VI - Conclusion
Ch 20. Conclusion - creating a sustainable transportation system for the 21st century