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This book brings together coverage of the theory of railway noise and vibration with practical applications of noise control technology at source to solve noise and vibration problems from railways. Each source of noise and vibration is described in a systematic way: rolling noise, curve squeal, bridge noise, aerodynamic noise, ground vibration and ground-borne noise, and vehicle interior noise.Theoretical modelling approaches are introduced for each source in a tutorial fashionPractical applications of noise control technology are presented using the theoretical modelsExtensive examples of application to noise reduction techniques are included
Railway Noise and Vibration is a hard-working reference and will be invaluable to all who have to deal with noise and vibration from railways, whether working in the industry or in consultancy or academic research.
David Thompson is Professor of Railway Noise and Vibration at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton. He has worked in the field of railway noise since 1980, with British Rail Research in Derby, UK, and TNO Institute of Applied Physics in the Netherlands before moving to Southampton in 1996. He was responsible for developing the TWINS software for predicting rolling noise.Discusses fully the theoretical background and practical workings of railway noiseIncludes the latest research findings, brought together in one placeForms an extended case study in the application of noise control techniques
The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today’s English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT’s scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people's lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts. That's why we call it “The Truth Made Clear.”
David L. Thompson (Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University) has written scores of popular and professional articles. His books include Bible Study That Works and God’s Healing for Hurting Families. Dr. Thompson, an ordained elder in The Wesleyan Church, has pastored several churches.
Eugene Carpenter (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is Scholar in Residence and Professor of Old Testament, Hebrew, and Biblical Theology at Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN. He has authored and contributed to several books including commentaries on Exodus and Deuteronomy.
Circles of Support and Accountability in the UK started over ten years ago and have slowly spread across the country. They work closely with the police and probation services but rely entirely on volunteers prepared to give up their time to work with people often otherwise shunned by communities. Circles offer support to the person concerned but also hold them accountable for their future behaviour. They aim to ensure there are ‘no more victims’.
This book is based on original research and provides a close-up picture of how these Circles of Support and Accountability work in practice. It brings together for the first time the voices of all the participants, from the offenders and the volunteers through to the Coordinators who link the volunteers to the professionals in the form of the police and probation services.
The authors examine how bullying begins, the impact of bullying on the victimised child, and how the extent of bullying in schools can be reliably measured and assessed. They go on to explain how to set up anti-bullying initiatives which will maintain their effectiveness over the years. The complexity of the bullying process is emphasised throughout, but care is taken to outline clearly the actions that can be taken which will substantially reduce bullying in the long term.
The book is an outcome of over 10 years research into bullying. The authors draw on their own major studies and international research to provide real workable solutions to the problem of bullying, which are illustrated by case study examples throughout. The book is essential reading for school managers, teachers, student teachers and researchers determined to tackle the issues of bullying head on.
9 – 13 September, 2013, in Uddevalla, Sweden. The event, which was jointly organized
by the Competence Centre Chalmers Railway Mechanics (CHARMEC) and the
Departments of Applied Mechanics and Applied Acoustics at Chalmers University of
Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, covered a broad range of topics in the field of railway
noise and vibration, including: prospects, legal regulations and perceptions; wheel and
rail noise; prediction, measurements and monitoring; ground-borne vibration; squeal
noise and structure-borne noise; and aerodynamic noise generated by high-speed trains.
Further topics included: resilient track forms; grinding, corrugation and roughness;
and interior noise and sound barriers. This book, which consists of a collection of peer-reviewed
papers originally submitted to the workshop, not only provides readers with an
overview of the latest developments in the field, but also offers scientists and engineers
essential support in their daily efforts to identify, understand and solve a number of
problems related to railway noise and vibration, and to achieve their ultimate goal of reducing the environmental impact of railway systems.
As an adult, David Thompson loves returning to his home state of West Virginia, a place full of precious history and recollections. He wishes to share the tenderness and uniqueness of growing up in this state.