This book addresses the needs of researchers and practitioners in the field of high-speed trains, especially those whose work
involves safety and reliability issues in traction systems. It will appeal to researchers and graduate students at institutions
of higher learning, research labs, and in the industrial R&D sector, catering to a readership from a broad range of disciplines
including intelligent transportation, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, the biological
sciences and engineering, economics, ecology, and the mathematical sciences.