Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Edmonds Station is a passenger train station in Edmonds, Washington. It is a station stop for Amtrak's Empire Builder and Cascades trains, as well as for Sound Transit's Sounder Commuter Rail on the north line. The station, platform, and parking are owned by BNSF Railway. Currently, there are four southbound Sounder departures during morning rush hour, with four return trips in the afternoon. Sound Transit formerly planned to relocate Edmonds station as part of the larger Edmonds Crossing Multi-modal project being led by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). That plan was shelved in favor of renovating the station in place, a project expected to cost $12.9 million and be completed in early 2011.
This project aims to study Amsterdam's central train station, Amsterdam Centraal Station, and identify its current strengths and shortcomings as a multi-modal transit center and as a key element of the city core of Amsterdam. It further examines and proposes potential architectural and urban improvements to address the strengths and shortcomings found, and to strengthen the site's functionality and identity within the city. Several key areas are explored: The lost connection between the city core of Amsterdam and the waterside behind the station and possible methods for restoring or strengthening that connection, ways to better integrate and connect the various modes of transport served by the station, and the potential role of the station site in tying together the recent development areas in the western and eastern docklands. The proposed solutions aim to redefine the station as a true city gateway (stadspoort), an urban center, and an efficient twenty-first century transit hub.
"Machining dynamics: Frequency response to improved productivity" will train engineers and students in the practical application of machining dynamics, with a particular focus on milling. The book is arranged such that the steps required to improve machining productivity through chatter avoidance and reduced surface location error (forced vibrations resulting in part geometric errors) are clearly evident.The following topics are covered in detail: modal analysis, including experimental methods, to obtain the tool point frequency response function, descriptions of turning and milling, including force modeling, time domain simulation, stability lobe diagram algorithms, and surface location error calculation for milling, and receptance coupling methods for tool point frequency response prediction, including beam theory. Numerical examples are included, as well as the MATLAB code used to develop the figures.