Application of Modern Technologies in Railway Bridge Infrastructure Management and Decision Making

  • George Oommen
  • R. A. P. Sweeney
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 5)

Abstract

As boundaries and trade barriers between countries disappear, Railroads around the world are undergoing major transformations to adapt to a more competitive global economy. Over the years, railway technology has surpassed the imagination of the earliest pioneers of this prominent industry.

Keywords

Fatigue Transportation Assure 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Oommen
    • 1
  • R. A. P. Sweeney
    • 1
  1. 1.CN North AmericaMontrealCanada

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