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. It contains links to blog posts and presentations in this area, Some recent paper and thesis links are also given.
Transport blog posts
Recent blog posts in this category include
- Pollutants, pathogens and public transport – ventilation, dispersion and dose. A post and downloadable technical paper describing a methodology for the systematic modelling of pollutant and pathogen concentrations during complete public transport journeys (16th November 2021)
- The calculation of Covid-19 infection rates on GB trains. A post in which, using the work of Jimenez at Colorado, I present the results of some quantitative, if approximate, calculations of Covid-19 infection risk on trains in Britain. (June 16th 2021).
- Pollution, Covid and Trains. (November 11th 2020)
- Pedestrian, cyclist and road and rail vehicle safety in high winds (March 21st 2020)
- Vehicle restrictions during windy conditions on long span bridges (March 16th 2020)
- Specifying accident wind speed risk (March 9th 2020)
- Air Quality at Birmingham New Street station (January 24th 2020)
- Trains in crosswinds (January 24th 2020)
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
F. H. Robertson, D. Soper, C. Baker (2020) Unsteady aerodynamic forces on long lorry platoons, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 209, 104481,
H Hemida, D Soper, M Entezami, A Bordbar, Z Liu, Z Guo, C Baker (2022) CLEAR: Air Quality on trains – HVAC and Exhaust Interactions Study T1234, Full report, Railway Safety and Standards Board. Available from RSSB SPARK database
Transport PhD theses
From the University of Birmingham Thesis Repository
A Hickman, 2018, Air pollution at transport interchanges
O. Isimenmen (2020). The future resilience of the UK Trunk Road network.
A presentation that I gave in July 2020 to the University of Birmingham “Lockdone” lecture series