Jumat, 24 Februari 2012


In January 2012, I get an assignment from a private consultant company  in Jakarta, to conduct research and development of SMEs (small industrial micro)  organic fertilizer or compost in the region of South Sulawesi. I was originally hesitant to go - because have to fly - while in this life had yet to use air transport. However, because the task is also the end  I went with coworkers  Ir. Wawan Ginanjar interview.
Travel Cipaganti had picked us up at 4:00 (am) from Bandung City at West Java Province to Soekarno - Hatta International Airport in Tangerang City at Banten Province, where the aircraft will be riding with a Lion Air is the route from Jakarta to Makasar, the schedule leaves at 11:50. Destination in South Sulawesi is Soppeng and Gowa regency, so after Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makasar  to the location in question must use lands transportation. I can not imagine it`s  good or bad  far journey, who comes to how it feels to fly later.
At  09:30  has been arrived at Soekarno - Hatta International Airport (Cengkareng), directly to the ticket registration. Examination of goods and ticket procedure is more complicated   than if we take the bus or train travel. 
After  lunch in the living area so we went to the airport lounge before the flight departure. Promptly at  11:50  West Indonesia time, the Lion Air passengers Jakarta - Makasar was called for boarding the plane. I was a little nervous, feeling as I walked toward the plane was not stabilized; even stomach feels  a  bit sore when I entered the door of the plane. Due to space flight seemed comfortable and friendly stewardess, all  the psychological impact  was some what relieved.
After  I  sat  down to try attention to routine tasks that run the crew, but it really so  difficult  to understand, for  example : self rescue procedures  performed by  Lion Air flight attendants. Then told  that  the plane  will  take on, and  the plane  was  moving  to get  ready  to  fly.  At  its  start  the aircraft  flown  by  the pilot, who  felt a little tense, but  after  the plane  was  on  the  beauty  and  elegance  that is  felt  at  the time. That  which  is  felt  when  I  first  fly  using  air  transportation.

February, 24, 2012
Based On The True Story Of  Dody Sofiandi     

Selasa, 26 Juli 2011


People usually go off traveling from home to destination using the localized transport equipment, can use: bicycle, motorcycle, cars, trains, airplanes, ships and others. Similarly, in the tourist area that offers many means of transportation for tourists to visit attractions around visits and shopping. For example in Pangandaran coast of West Java province of  Indonesia, means of  transportation for hire tours offered ranging from rickshaws, bicycles, motorcycles, four-wheel motorcycles, the traditional boats to surfboards. As shown in the photo, my  twin daughters (Sherina & Sherani) posing in front of a traditional boat at Pangandaran beach.

Pangandaran, July, 24, 2011

Senin, 27 Juni 2011


This new experience has been very dangerous when He saw him picture today.  Traditional paddle sport activities are conducted at the dam Jatiluhur Purwakarta regency of   West Java, Indonesia, in 1987. We are photographed at the time as a student, Departement of Industrial Engineering-Technique Faculty-Pasundan University. This team is named "TWOTIB", where the participants on average can not swim as well without a safety device. They are also inexperienced rowing boat, let alone compete in sports events water transportation. Hence, do not imitate my behavior and my friends ! Warm regards and best wishes. Thank to you for attention.

Best Friends Forever,
Dody Sofiandi

Selasa, 14 Juni 2011


        With so many production hybrids looking fugly (Prius, Insight, etc.), BMW is keen to associate its new technology with high performance and  exciting exteriors. Its Vision EfficientDynamics concept (revealed in depth at eurotuner.com) is a great example of this.
       Its exo-skeletal bodywork was inspired by aerodynamic lessons learnt during BMW`s F1 experience. More importantly, a three-cylinder turbo-diesel engine and two electric motors make the Vision capable of M3 performance with a fraction the M3's emissions.
        The striking concept has a projected 356hp thanks to 163hp from the 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo-diesel engine mounted ahead of the rear axle.
       The hybrid drivetrain features two electric motors, one on each axle. The rear motor produces up to 51hp and 214 lb-ft, while the second motor is capable of  80hp and 160 lb-ft of torque. However, an overboost function allows the driver to increase this to 112hp for a 30sec boost and 140hp for a 10-sec power enhancer.
       These figures equate to 356hp and 590 lb-ft, making it capable of 0-62mph in 4.8sec and 155mph top speed.
       At lower speeds, only the electric drive functions. The diesel engine can be the  sole power source or can work in conjunction with the electric drive to generate the impressive acceleration above. Alternatively, the diesel engine and a Brake Energy Regeneration system can be used to charge the electric battery pack as well.
       The battery packs run through the middle of  the car, while a 6.6 gallon fuel tank is located in the rear of  the central chassis tunnel. Running on diesel alone, the Vision is able to cover about 400 miles. It also has a range of  31 miles in all-electric mode, giving it an overall range of  up to 431 miles. Its fuel consumption equates to 62.6mpg in the European test cycle.
       This truly is a fascinating concept, and clearly this technology could see production in 5-10 years, with perhaps a version powering a future M3.

eurotuner,  march  2010          

Sabtu, 11 Juni 2011


       Over recent years there has been a great deal of concern with the effects of transport on the environment. The  environment may be defined as those conditions under which living organisms exist.
       In man`s environment he needs a number of basic requirements to exist such as air, light, water, warmth, etc and at various times  these factors may be affected to some degree by man`s exploitation of the environment in the provision of industry.
       Man has a responsibility to his environment which must temper other considerations towards development of economic and social ideals. This responsibility needs recognition in ensuring that any changes made to the environment do not cause deleterious effects to mankind as a whole.
       In earlier chapters reference has been made to the need for transport in the economic, social and political development of countries. The aims to achieve these ends may well be associated with a reduction of natural conditions to such an extent that extreme discomfort or lack of well-being occurs. The factors involved here may be broadly classified as follows:-
(a) Water pollution.
(b) Air pollution.
(c) Noise pollution.       
(d) Land use.     
(e) Solid waste.
       These factors may apply singularly or in combination when considering the various types and forms of transport available.
(a) Water Pollution       
       Water is the basic and universal medium in which life reactions occur. It exhibits several qualities that make it espescially favourable to the support of life. The use of water as a purifier is well known, however as the oxygen levels are reduced in water by contaminants its natural value is very much diminished.       
       Although water pollution is generally associated with the discharge of chemicals or other refuse from manufacturing concerns, water transport may well add to this problem by the indisciminate or accidental discharge of fuel and oils or other waste into waterways.
       Port authorities in recent years have placed a greater emphasis in the controlling of such discharges and legislation has been introduced prohibiting discharge of waste in navigable waters. When discharge does occur, investigations are carried out by the authorities, and legal action may be taken against the offenders.
(b) Air Pollution
       The air which living things need for survival, most essentially needs to be free from as many impurities as possible. In the production of energy, waste emissions are discharged into the atmosphere. This is commonly known as air pollution.
       Transport is responsible for emitting about 19 per cent of the carbon dioxide, 64 per cent of carbon monoxide, 39 per cent of oxides of nitrogen and 52 per cent of  hydrocarbons added to the environment. The addition of carbon dioxide reduces the reradiation of  heat away from the earth. It has been estimated that by the year 2000 that extensive flooding may occur due to the melting of the ice cap, if steps are not taken to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions. The solution to this problem appears to be in a change away from fossil-fuel power plants.
       The effect of oxides of nitrogen and sulphur have been found to effect health and that the ability of persons to perform normal physical activities is impaired when breathing oxides from the air. In addition the emission of oxides creates smog which affects visibility in the atmosphere. Although these emissions cannot be completely eliminated in using present fuels, considerable control of the quantity emitted can be exercised. New techniques in motive power design and legislation restricting the amount of pollutants emitted from vehicles are important steps in this regard.
(c) Noise Pollution
       The incidence of noise can affect man`s behaviour or permanently damage his hearing. Because of this, noise control has become a technology of considerable significance. Transport in various forms has long been an offender in producing undesirable noise in the environment. In particular rail, road and air vehicles have been major offenders.
       A considerable amount of research has been performed in this field in the production of motive power that is quieter in operation or by means of installing sound absorbing material on panels to reduce the emission levels. Legislation has also been introduced to contain noise within certain restricted areas or limit the operation of motive power during certain periods of the day.
(d) Land Use
       Land has a wide variety of alternate uses, including industrial, residential and transport uses. There may be a number of natural characteristics of that land which need to be foregone if the land is to be used for any one of these purposes. Although man should not be denied altering his environment according to his needs and develop it, this needs to be done in a balanced manner with minimum effect to flora and fauna.
       In the development of transport, the placement of the way, e.g. roads and railway lines, and terminals e.g. goods yards and airports, may sometimes encroach onto land more suitable for other purposes. The construction of  freeways in urban  areas has been criticized by many people because invariably this has required the resumption of residential and park land. The location of airports adjacent to residential areas causes inconvenience to people living in the area.
       The selection of  routes for road  and  rail construction needs special considerations in relation to environmental changes. These are:-
  1. Where possible they should be constructed on less valuable land and if in urban areas, older properties are usually less valuable than newer ones and may be approaching the need for redevelopment.
  2. Parks and reserves are usually attractive sites and should be avoided as a general rule.
  3. Natural or historical features such as aboriginal carvings and historic buildings should be avoided.
  4. Some areas may be improved by use of  land unsuitable for other types of use.
  5. Routes can be made more attractive by the strategic placement of  trees, shrubs and natural stone and rock settings included as part of  the development.
  6. Care needs to be exercised in the construction to prevent light glare from vehicles disturbing residents at night.
  7. Curves are preferable to straight routes over crests. The curves avoid the broken horizon effect.
       For terminal locations there are a number of considerations that need to be taken into account such as:-
  1. The site should be relatively clear of residential areas to avoid disturbance to residents, particularly at night.
  2. Provision should be made for attractive surroundings including landscaping as part of the project.
  3. The site should be of such size to enable all operations to be performed in the terminal area, so that the need for parking  vehicles in adjacent streets is not necessary and that noise is contained within the terminal area.
  4. Adequate access to the terminal, needs to be available to avoid traffic  congestion.
       Governments are becoming increasingly aware of  the need  to plan land use and  to preserve certain existing features. Special committees have been formed in many cases to study patterns of development and to decide on the appropriateness of  land  being used for  particular purposes.
(e) Solid Waste
        The incidence of  littering and the problems of disposal of solid waste materials is a problem for most societies. Because transport is involved in the carriage of  goods in a packed state, there is a large quantity of disposable packing materials used which needs to be disposed of at varying intervals, while motorists are quite often blamed for  the high incidence of  littering that occurs on roads.
       The disposal of  waste materials  has been alleviated in more recent times by the creation of waste disposal specialist  organizations with facilities to compact waste materials to a size many times smaller than the original space consumed by the waste materials.
      Legislation has been introduced, providing for heavy penalties for littering to ease this problem. 

Leslie A. Schumer O.B.E, Hon. F.C.I.T., F.A.S.A., Elements Of  Transport, Butterworths, 1974
Third Edition (Revised) By :-
R.E. Delaney, F.C.I.T.  and  G.W. Woellner, F.C.I.T.