Transport

My technical work in the transport area is mainly in the environmental field – resilience to extreme weather, effects of climate change and air quality considerations in particular. Some recent paper and thesis links are given below. The Transport blog category contains posts on these issues, as well as more general posts on transport strategy and policy. 

NOX Concentrations at Birmingham New Street

Blog posts

Recent blog posts in this category include

Presentations

A presentation that I gave in July 2020 to the University of Birmingham “Lockdone” lecture series

Transport Papers

The links given below are to the publishers’ web sites, where the abstract can be read and the publication downloaded with the necessary permissions. Alternatively the final pre-publication of many (but not all) of these can be found the Birmingham Electronic Paper Repository here.

K. Dobney, C. J. Baker, A. D. Quinn, L. Chapman, 2008, Quantifying the Effects of High Summer Temperatures due to Climate Change on Buckling and Rail Related Delays in south-east UK, Meteorological Applications 16,2, 245-251

A. D. Quinn, M Sterling, A. P Robertson, and C. J Baker, 2008, An Investigation of the wind induced rolling moment on a commercial vehicle in the atmospheric boundary layer,Proceedings of the I.Mech.E Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering 221, 1367-1379

K. Dobney, C. J. Baker, L. Chapman, A. D. Quinn, 2009, The future cost to the UK’s railway network of heat related delays and buckles caused by the predicted increase in high summer temperatures due to climate change, Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 224, 25-34

C J. Baker, L. Chapman, A.D. Quinn, K. Dobney, 2010, Climate Change and the Railway Industry, Proc. IMechE, Part C: J. Mechanical Engineering Science, 224, 519-528

M. Sterling, A. Quinn, D. Hargreaves, F. Cheli, F. Sabbioni, G. Tomasini, D. Delaunay, C.J. Baker, and H. Morvan, 2010, A comparison of different methods to evaluate the wind induced forces on a high sided lorry, Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics 9810–20

C D F Rogers, C J Bouch, S Williams, A R G Barber, C J Baker, J R Bryson, D N Chapman, L Chapman, J Coaffee, I Jefferson and A D Quinn, 2012, Resistance and Resilience – Paradigms for Critical Local Infrastructure, Proceedings of the ICE – Municipal Engineer 165, 2, 73-83 

F. Dorigatti, M. Sterling, D. Rocchi, M. Belloli, A.D. Quinn, C.J. Baker, E. Ozkan, 2012, Wind tunnel measurements of crosswind loads on high sided vehicles over long span bridges, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 107–108, 214–224

D Jaroszweski, E Hooper, C Baker, L Chapman, A Quinn, 2015, The impacts of the 28 June 2012 storms on UK road and rail transport, Meteorological Applications, 22, 3, 470-476

J Thornes, A Hickman, C Baker, X Cai, J M Delgado Saborit, 2016, Air quality in enclosed railway stations, Proceeding Institution of Civil Engineers Transport, Winner of ICE Safety in Construction Medal 2018

A Hickman, C J Baker, X Cai, J Delgado-Saborit, J E Thornes, 2018, Air Quality Evaluation at Birmingham New Street Railway Station, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit

F Robertson, F Bourriez, M He, D Soper, C Baker, H Hemida, M Sterling, 2019,  An experimental investigation of the aerodynamic flows created by lorries travelling in a long platoon, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 193, 103966   

C Baker, D Soper (2019) The calculation of the overturning wind speed of large road vehicles at exposed sites, Institution of Civil Engineers Transport Journal 

J Thornes, A Hickman, C Baker, X Cai, J-M Delgado-Saborit, A Quaiyoom (2020) Proposed Interventions to Reduce Noxious Air Pollution at Birmingham New Street Station, ICE Transport Journal, Paper 1900061

Transport PhD theses

From the University of Birmingham Thesis Repository

K Dobney, 2010, Quantifying the effects of an increasingly warmer climate with a view to improving the resilience of Great Britain’s railway network: Is a new stressing regime the answer? 

M Anyala, 2011, Investigation of the impact of climate change on road maintenance

A Hickman, 2018, Air pollution at transport interchanges