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Keywords: Track Buckling, Lateral Stability, CWR, Buckling Prevention, Buckling Models, CWR Safety and Maintenance, Neutral Temperature, Rail Temperature
Abstract: This report is a part of the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center’s Track Stability Research Program for the Federal Railroad Administration on thermal buckling of...
Keywords: Crashworthiness, cab console, secondary impact protection, airbags, energy absorption, crushable knee bolster, quasi-static testing, crash energy management, injury indices, finite element analysis
Abstract: The objective of this project was to develop and analyze a passive system to protect a cab car engineer from secondary impact injuries that might be experienced due to impact with...
Keywords: Inertia Friction Welding, Signal Wire, Signal Wire Bonding, Rail Wire Interface
Keywords: Job analysis, job tasks, training assessment, freight conductor, safety-sensitive positions, knowledge, skills, abilities
Abstract: This document describes the results from a job analysis that was conducted for the position of Freight Conductor. Key aspects of the position were identified, including main tasks...
Track and Rail and Infrastructure Integrity Compliance Manual : Volume IV - Chapter 1 - Bridge Safety Standards
Abstract: This chapter provides additional guidance for FRA inspectors, including State inspectors participating in the Federal program, to facilitate the implementation of the Bridge...
This chapter provides additional guidance for FRA inspectors, including State inspectors participating in the Federal program, to facilitate the implementation of the Bridge...