Roads and transportation


The Roads and Transportation society is for engineers with an interest in road and rail design, transport planning and traffic engineering.

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Roads and Transportation in the Engineers Journal

Competitive cycling: pushing the boundaries of engineering

Authors: Paul Mannion 1, Magdalena Hajdukiewicz 2, Bert Blocken 3, Eoghan Clifford 4 Affiliations: 1 PhD researcher, 2 postdoctoral researcher, 4 lecturer - all civil engineering, College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway & Informatics Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering, NUI Galway; 3 professor, Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) & Department of Civil Engineering, Leuven University (Belgium) Background Cycling has ...

Development of new liquid gasketing materials required to fulfill sustainability efforts

Author: Georg Schubert, business director automotive adhesives within the transport and metal business, Henkel Adhesive Technologies Liquid gasketing sealants have been used for many years in automotive engineering as an alternative to solid gaskets. For instance, gasketing products suitable for flange sealing applications are deployed in engine construction and in the drive train generally. In addition to anaerobic-curing acrylates for high-rigidity flanges, RTV silicones and – a new ...

Revision of the drainage standards for major national road projects

Author: Christian Nea, senior engineer, environmental policy and compliance section, Transport Infrastructure Ireland.[1] In March 2015, the National Roads Authority1 (NRA) finished significantly revising its road drainage standards for major projects (refer to The revision of the NRA drainage standards was precipitated by post-doctoral research, carried out under the NRA Research Fellowship Programme and mentored by the NRA Environment Unit. This research ...

Putting cycling in the fast lane

Author: Gerald Fogarty, assistant engineer, Road Design Office, Clare County Council “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” - John F Kennedy, 35th US president "Cycling is not a single homogeneous activity but a number of different activities that have in common the use of a two-wheeled unpowered vehicle. "The bicycle is distinct from all other modes of transportation by being the smallest and lightest vehicle. These characteristics have a direct bearing on the ...

Friction after polishing – initial experiences of new test method to predict skid resistance of Irish road surface materials

Authors: Dr Shaun Friel, business development manager, Hillstreet Quarries Ltd, Arigna, Co Roscommon, Ireland; Dr David Woodward, reader in infrastructure engineering and director for the Centre of Subjects Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER) at Ulster University, School of the Built Environment, Jordanstown, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, BT37 0QB The friction after polishing (FAP) test has recently been included as a requirement in the new NRA Specification for Road Works ...

Comparing Ireland and Denmark on transport: who is on the right track?

  Author: Hugh McCarthy, MIEI CIHT, chartered engineer, is vice-chair of the Engineers Ireland GB Region The Danes have given us many things – Lego, lager and some compelling TV drama series. However, it is their transport system that also receives plenty of attention from many other countries. Denmark is remarkably similar to Ireland yet it has a seemingly better transport system. Both countries joined the EU at the same time in 1973 and a quick search on the Eurostat website ...

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