Advanced Systems Integration in Major Rail Projects

01 August 2015

The paper discusses the primary drivers for technological change in railways and examines a new means for integrating complex systems in rail projects whilst meeting customer expectations and securing optimum stakeholder engagement throughout the project life-cycle.

The Challenges of LNG Materials Selection

02 January 2015

This paper provides an overview for the selection of the materials of construction for Liquefied Natural Gas liquefaction plants. The selection of optimum materials of construction affects both the initial capital investment and operational costs and profits.

Siting a large deep water transshipment port

27 December 2014

The new Panama Canal locks are being built to accommodate ships with a total fresh water draft of 50 feet (15 meters), a beam of 160 feet (49 meters) and a length of 1,200 feet (366 meters). This compares with the current canal limits of about 41 feet (12 meters) of draft, 110 feet (30 meters) of beam and 1,000 feet (305 meters) in length.

Improved two-step method for seismic analysis of structures

25 July 2014

This paper presents an improved two-step method that characterizes the incoherent FIM using combination of spatial mode shapes. Results are compared with SASSI2010 to judge the method’s accuracy for various response quantities, and sensitivity of results to the number of spatial modes is studied. The results show that the proposed method is quite accurate when a few basemat mode shapes are included in addition to the six rigid body mode shapes.

ROPES: Joint industry project on effect of passing ships on moored vessels

01 April 2014

Ships have significantly increased in size and number over the last decades. Ports and waterways are accommodating these ships and at the same time new terminals are designed in the existing infrastructure. In restricted water moored vessels can be affected by hydrodynamic forces induced by passing ships. The ROPES project was initiated to investigate these effects, to develop a numerical model for predicting these loads and to validate this model. This paper provides an overview of the ROPES project and its results. 

Building Crossrail: A holistic approach to sustainability

27 March 2014

At Crossrail, we are passionate, not just about building a new railway but ensuring it is delivered in a way that provides a lasting economic, environmental and social sustainability legacy.  We have enshrined this in our strategy and governance processes and our contractors have joined us on this journey. This paper provides a comprehensive yet concise account of how Crossrail has organized itself to deliver a sustainable outcome as well as detailing a structure for successful outcomes.