Environmentally Conscious Transportation. Environmentally Conscious Engineering, Myer Kutz Series

  • ID: 2326529
  • Book
  • 368 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Best practices for designing and implementing sustainable transportation operations

The fifth volume of the Wiley Series in Environmentally Conscious Engineering, Environmentally Conscious Transportation provides a foundation for understanding and implementing methods for reducing the environmental impact of a wide range of transportation modes, from private automobiles (with a separate chapter on biofuels) to heavy trucks and buses to rail and public transportation systems to aircraft. Each chapter has been written by one or more experts who, based on their hands–on field experience, present relevant practical and analytic techniques for enhancing the integrity and reliability of transportation vehicles and infrastructure, as well as for measuring and limiting the pollution caused by transportation activities. Moreover, the book explains how to satisfy key business objectives, such as maximizing profits, while meeting environmental objectives.

Chapters cover such topics as:

  • The linkage between public transportation systems and environmental impacts

  • Managing traffic activity to reduce emissions and improve air quality

  • Design of small and large electric and hybrid vehicles

  • Integrating environmental issues into the management of transportation infrastructure assets

  • A thorough and objective review of biofuels

  • Environmentally Conscious Transportation is an important reference for environmental, civil, transportation, mechanical, and industrial engineers, as well as public policy planners and officials. This book examines the societal costs of transportation in their broadest sense, both environmental and economic. References at the end of each chapter enable you to investigate individual topics in greater depth.

Turn to all of the books in the Wiley Series in Environmentally Conscious Engineering for the most cutting–edge, environmentally friendly engineering practices and technologies.

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Contributors

Preface

1. The Economic and Environmental Footprints of Transportation (Lester B. Lave and Michael W. Griffin)

2. Public Transportation and the Environment (Michael D. Meyer)

3. Transportation and Air Quality (Mohan M. Venigalla)

4. The Social Cost of Motor–Vehicle Use in the U.S. (Mark A. Dulucchi)

5. Traffic Congestion Management (Nagui M. Rouphail)

6. Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Design and Performance (Andrew Burke)

7. Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles (Amin M. Motlagh, Mohammad Abuhaiba, Mohammad H. Elahinia, and Walter Olson)

8. Biofuels for Transportation (Aaron Smith, Cesar Granda, and Mark Holtzapple)

9. Life Cycle Assessment as a Tool for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure (Gerardo W. Flintsch)

10. Pavement and Bridge Management and Maintenance (Sue McNeil)

11. Impacts of the Aviation Sector on the Environment

Index.

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Myer Kutz is founder and President of Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., a publishing and information services consulting firm. He is the editor of the Mechanical Engineers′ Handbook, Third Edition and the Handbook of Materials Selection, also published by Wiley.

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