WorldCat Identities

Russ, Andrew

Overview
Works: 32 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 96 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Author, Composer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: TE716.O3,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Andrew Russ
Field evaluation of unlighted overhead guide signs using older drivers by Helmut T Zwahlen( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty older drivers, aged 63 to 81 (average 72.1), with corrected visual acuity ranging from 20/20 to 20/29 (average 20/25), evaluated six sign material and lighting combinations under nighttime conditions on US Route 30 near Mansfield, Ohio. The tested material combinations, all unlighted unless noted otherwise, were (legend on background) beaded Type III on beaded Type III, lighted beaded Type III on beaded Type III, Type VIII on microprismatic Type III, Type IX on beaded Type III, Type IX on Type IX, and Type VII on beaded Type III. Evaluators sat in the passenger seat and middle center seat of a 2002 Dodge Caravan. Headlights were kept on low beam. The evaluation loop was driven twice, once approaching signs in the left lane, and once approaching in the right lane. The evaluators completed questionnaires regarding sign visibility, legibility, and appearance after driving under each sign group and also an exit interview on the same topics at the end of the evaluation. Based on questionnaire responses, the highest rated sign groups in terms of legibility and visibility were Type IX on Type IX and Type VII on beaded Type III, which in the exit interview were deemed acceptable for nighttime use by 80% and 65% of evaluators, respectively. In contrast, the lighted beaded Type III on beaded Type III sign, representing existing signing practice in Ohio, was deemed acceptable by only 40-45% of evaluators. The Type VIII on microprismatic Type III sign performed about as well as the lighted sign group, receiving higher scores on the relevant questions on the Exit Interview (60% for legibility, 55% for visibility), but performing worse on the Sign Evaluation Forms. The Type IX on beaded Type III, a favored option in the previous study, performed noticeably still worse, and the unlighted beaded Type III on beaded Type III had the worst performance overall, as was the case in the previous study. Given that the Type IX on Type IX and Type VII on beaded Type III was clearly favored by evaluators over the lighted sign group, it appears that switching from lighted signs to unlighted signs using Type VII on beaded Type III or Type IX on Type IX materials may represent an actual improvement for older drivers, in addition to having benefits in terms of saving on electricity, lighting maintenance costs, and worker/traffic hazards. With the greater needs of older drivers, the use at short distance of Type IX on Type IX signs instead of the previously suggested Type IX on beaded Type III is recommended
Evaluation of CTCLS series traffic signal load switches in the field : bulb life determinations, and development of a group relamping model by Helmut T Zwahlen( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extended traffic signal light bulb longevity claims made by CLS for their CTCLS series load switches by testing in the field against conventional load switches in five different states (except Minnesota). In each state approximately 144 signalized intersections containing 512 load switches and 3456 bulbs were installed for the study, half using CTCLS load switches and half conventional load switches. The states involved were Ohio, Mississippi (the state and the city of Jackson), Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota (where no load switches or bulbs were installed), and Iowa (City of Waterloo). Four different major brands of bulbs were evaluated in the study (GE-Real, GE-Phillips, Sylvania, and Duro-test, with each brand assigned to a particular state (two states used Sylvania bulbs). Intersections used in the study were to be monitored and maintained for two years, and failed bulbs and load switches were tagged and returned to the study subcontractor, The Operator Performance Laboratory at the University of Iowa, for cataloging and analysis periodically during that time. The CLS claim that their CTCLS series load switches extended bulb life and reduced maintenance costs could not be investigated since ODOT decided to remove the CTCLS load switches due to safety and liability concerns after several of the switches gave dual indications or other malfunctions. The study was then modified to study all the bulbs using only conventional load switches (3456 bulbs per state). In addition, the Duro-test company went bankrupt after the test started. Overall, the bulb life portion of the study produced little useful data. In all cases, the states and cities tagged and returned at most a fraction of the failed bulbs. It appears that the extra work caused by the study may have been asking too much of already busy maintenance personnel. Thus it seems that studies that rely on extra efforts by state personnel over a long period of time are at best difficult to carry out. The two bulb brands (GE-Real (Ohio) and Sylvania (Jackson MS)) for which reasonably complete data were made available from internal department records would be unsuitable for use in Ohio, both exceeding the ODOT 2% failure criterion for the first year. A group relamping spreadsheet was created and evaluated, using Ohio District 4 as a test case for a limited sensitivity analysis. A relatively easy to use Excel spreadsheet was devised to compute the costs of group relamping as a function of relamping interval. The model shows a shallow minimum region at about 10 months, providing a minimized annual cost of
Evaluation of ODOT roadway/weather sensor systems for snow and ice removal operations by Helmut T Zwahlen( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recommendations for a statewide expansion of Ohio's RWIS network were made based on an extensive literature review, product review, cumulative cost comparison, survey of users and administrators, and site visits in Ohio, other states, and Switzerland. Factors used to determine optimal RWIS station deployment included distance between existing RWIS stations in Ohio and surrounding states, declared snow days, and annual snowfall amounts in Ohio. Also recommended is the use of File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to work around proprietary system constraints, and having data from all vendors put into a common database format. Although cost savings and benefits attributed to RWIS and anti-icing in the literature vary widely, there is a consensus that these systems do repay their costs in reduced maintenance costs and reduced accident rates. At a minimum, in addition to the RWIS stations already deployed in the Toledo, Columbus, and Cleveland areas, placement of 14 RWIS stations around the state should be sufficient to meet basic statewide weather prediction and monitoring needs. It may be advantageous for ODOT to deploy more RWIS stations to achieve a denser coverage encompassing all 88 counties in the state. Certain trouble spots, such as bridges, may warrant additional RWIS stations on a case-by-case basis, a concern not addressed in this report. At a minimum, each district should have at least one RWIS station, or two in northern districts. Exact sites should be chosen by district managers or personnel in consultation with meteorology and RWIS experts, subject to approval higher up, to give the district personnel that will use the information an additional incentive to use the RWIS. Installations should be at locations with typical rather than extreme conditions. It is further recommended that each county garage be equipped with a small weather station and simple pavement sensor near the station for the purpose of creating a weather conscious culture at the county garage level. The characteristics of an ideal RWIS station are described; these include pavement temperature sensors, atmospheric weather sensors, accurate forecasting, and traffic volume and speed information. Since the performance of pavement sensors under controlled conditions was not known, a bench test was proposed; results are reported separately in Part II. The benefit of the RWIS network will come only if anti-icing methods are diligently applied using RWIS information. Performance measures for winter operations should be built into the maintenance system
Distilled water by Andrew Russ( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nighttime expert panel and photometric evaluations of unlighted overhead guide signs by Helmut T Zwahlen( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solace remains, solitude renamed by Andrew Russ( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewing ground-mounted diagrammatic guide signs before entrance ramps at night : driver eye scanning behavior by Helmut T Zwahlen( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Event Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Event contains material from Winterbranch, Kronos event, Cross currents, Fielding sixes, Ocean, Overpopulation, Way station, Un jour ou deux, Squaregame
Further last words of Dutch Schultz by Ficus Strangulensis( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of the accuracy of a real-time travel time prediction system in a freeway construction work zone by Helmut T Zwahlen( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Break/broke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Food for Thought one is the magic number, an evening of solo works( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rain : for Brian Crone by Andrew Russ( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bait( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modern dance solo first presented in 2001
Food for Thought an evening of dances by young adults( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Subliminal seduction by Andrew Russ( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The illusion of history : time and its absence in the radical political imagination by Andrew Russ( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Structure, function, and information content of articles describing the W particle discovery of January 1983 by Andrew Russ( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rewarding lives dance event a premiere, site-specific performance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This disc contains edited footage from a site-specific event performance by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Rondo, MinEvent nos. 592, 593, 595, and 596, and, Sounddance : performances at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival( )

1 edition published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.77 (from 0.53 for Solace rem ... to 0.94 for Nighttime ...)

Languages
English (31)