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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    LEPRETRE, Emilie; CHATAIGNER, Sylvain; DIENG, Lamine; GAILLET, Laurent;
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Country: France

    This paper reports an experimental study performed to investigate the effectiveness of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) laminates in extending fatigue life of old cracked metallic structures. Specimens consist of old metallic plates, mild steel and wrought iron, w...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    HAJ-SALEM, H; MANGEAS, M;
    Country: France

    This paper introduces a new approach to design the integrated motorway control strategies including ramp metering, motorway to motorway control and users guidance using variable message signs. The control strategies can help to meet objectives (such as reducing congesti...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    OVARLEZ, Guillaume; TOCQUER, Laurent; BERTRAND, François; COUSSOT, Philippe;
    Publisher: ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY - RSC
    Country: France

    We show that besides simple or thixotropic yield stress fluids there exists a third class of yield stress fluids. This is illustrated through the rheological behavior of a carbon black suspension, which is shown to exhibit a viscosity bifurcation effect around a critica...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Gwilliam, Kenneth M.;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
    Country: United States

    Taxis perform an important function in urban transport markets in both developed and developing countries. Because of the perceived vulnerability of passengers to exploitation by operators, entry to the market and fares have been tightly regulated in many industrialized...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Bofinger, Heinrich; Strand, Jon;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
    Country: United States

    This paper develops a new methodology for calculating the "carbon footprint" of air travel whereby emissions from travel in premium (business and first) classes depend heavily on the average class-specific occupied floor space. Unlike methods currently used for the purp...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    BUCZKOWSKA, Sabina; DE LAPPARENT, Matthieu;
    Publisher: ELSEVIER
    Country: France

    This paper explores the problems associated with the location choice of newly created establishments at the aggregate level. Much work has been done in this domain, however, several issues arise when analyzing involved phenomena, which scholars have yet to fully explore...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    HANKACH, Pierre; LEPERT, Philippe;
    Country: France

    Managing maintenance interventions is one of the most important tasks of roads operators. In fact, both the condition of the roads network and the required maintenance budget depend on the operators decisions. However, operators are increasingly working with ever more l...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    BIARD, R; CESARI, D; DERRIEN, Y;
    Country: France

    Over the past few years, we made use, almost systematically, of transducers in order to detect submarining. We have acquired a certain knowledge of submarining process and we have thought that it was necessary to take stock of this phenomenon. Different types of submari...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    GODIO, Michèle; STEFANOU, Ioannis; SAB, Karam; SULEM, Jean;
    Country: France

    A Finite Elements formulation previously developed for Cosserat elastic plates, has been extended herein to the elastoplastic framework. Material non-linearities are taken into account through the implementation of a backward-Euler closest-point-projection algorithm, fo...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    BERMOND, François; DOLIVET, Claude; BRUYERE-GARNIER, Karine; VEZIN, Philippe;
    Country: France

    Un projet de 2 ans (2007-2009) mené par l'Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Sécurité (INRETS) et le Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche sur l'Appareillage des personnes Handicapées (ministère de la Défense).